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Program Overview

Empowering the Next Generation of Anti-Trafficking Leaders

Through thorough research and being paired with a mentor, each Douglass Fellow will deepen their understanding of human trafficking and make a significant impact contribution to the cause of freedom.

The Douglass Fellows represent the next generation of anti-trafficking leaders working to decimate human trafficking at its source.

Inaugural Douglass Fellows Class Celebrated at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC

The Institute’s first class of Douglass Fellows completed their nine-month fellowship with a celebration dinner on April 18 at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC.
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Institute Visits Guatemala for Insight on Country’s Anti-Trafficking Framework

The Institute’s Special Counsel in Belize, Dave Fillingame, and former Douglass Fellow, Cory Sagduyu, recently visited Guatemala to learn about the country’s existing anti-trafficking framework and gain insight into how Belize and Guatemala can partner in their efforts to fight trafficking.
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The Institute Files Amicus Brief with 8th Circuit Court

The Human Trafficking Institute recently filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. This brief was co-drafted by Douglass Fellows Cj Murphy from the University of Virginia School of Law and Emily Sauer from Pepperdine University School of Law.
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Meet the 2017–18 Fellows

Katherine Carey

Katherine Carey

Stanford Law School
Brittany Davis

Brittany Davis

Columbia Law School
Cassondra (Cj) Murphy

Cassondra (Cj) Murphy

University of Virginia School of Law
Meaghan Newkirk

Meaghan Newkirk

Duke University School of Law
Cory Sagduyu

Cory Sagduyu

University of Virginia School of Law
Emily Sauer

Emily Sauer

Pepperdine University School of Law
Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

Vanderbilt University Law School

2017–18 Mentors

Carl A. Benoit

Chief, Office of the General Counsel, Critical Incident Response Group Legal Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigations

Annick Febrey

Senior Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign Human Rights First

 

Benjamin J. Hawk

Deputy Director for Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit

Eric Ha

Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel International Justice Mission

Laura Rundlet

Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons

Yiota G. Souras

Senior Vice President & General Counsel National Center for Missing and Exploited

Martina E. Vandenberg

Founder & President The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

"I highly recommend! One of my best experiences throughout law school."

- Emily Sauer, Pepperdine University School of Law Douglass Fellow, Class of 2017-18

"I wasn't sure what to expect from this program, but whatever I was expecting, you have surpassed it in every way possible. I can't tell you how grateful and honored I am to be a part of the inaugural class of Douglass Fellows and to be involved with the Institute."

- Katherine Carey, Stanford Law School Douglass Fellow, Class of 2017-18

Have questions about the Douglass Fellowship? Contact Kyleigh Feehs.