Fall 2012 Human Trafficking Course
Human Trafficking in the United States : Special Issues Concerning Children
This interdisciplinary seminar will explore legal, social, and practical issues confronting human trafficking survivors (both foreign nationals and citizens) within the United States, with an emphasis on child survivors. The seminar will begin with an overview of legal systems affecting survivors of human trafficking (including international law, U.S. criminal and immigration law, and child welfare), and explore case management issues and techniques by social service providers. It will conclude with an assignment and exercises based on a hypothetical case. Students will conduct interviews, drafted an affidavit (law students), a letter of support and/or needs assessment (social work students), and a policy brief. Students will be graded on team and individual written assignments, as well as class participation. The class is open to law students and graduate-level social work students.
Fall 2012, August 27 - December 8; Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm
Law students: 2 credits, 10 weeks; LAW 249 Sec 001
Social Work students: 3 credits, 9 weeks; SOWK 634: Special Topics
Instructor: Katherine Kaufka Walts, J.D., Director, Center for the Human Rights of Children (law)
Shelby French, Executive Director, International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)