Course Details

Human Trafficking

This seminar will explore the legal and policy issues raised by human trafficking. This seminar will explore federal and state law aimed at combatting and addressing human trafficking through the lens of actual human trafficking prosecutions. The seminar will explore human trafficking in various forms: labor trafficking; sex trafficking of minors; sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion; state, federal, and international responses; remedies and services for human trafficking victims and survivors; and corporate accountability. The seminar will be divided into two segments. The beginning of the course will examine the basics of human trafficking laws by focusing on learning the substantive elements and understanding the various statutes that can be used to pursue a human trafficking prosecution. The remainder of the course will address human trafficking law through in-depth case studies of actual federal prosecutions. We will analyze the use of various statutes used in those cases from indictment through the stages of a trial to the appeal. Students will apply legal principals learned during the first segment to an evaluation of real cases. There will be guest speakers during the seminar who will broaden our understanding of different aspects and challenges of combatting human trafficking. At the conclusion of the course, students will then have the opportunity to synthesize all that they have learned during the semester by reviewing a hypothetical case and then drafting a prosecution memorandum that analyzes the facts presented and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of potential charges.

Catalog Number: CONPUB 735
Additional Course Information: Professional Writing


Course History

Spring 2019
Title: Human Trafficking
Faculty: Hamilton, Carrie E
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24

Fall 2015
Title: Human Trafficking
Faculty: Nasser, Michelle Diane
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 18     Actual: 14