What is the Douglass Fellowship?
Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, the Human Trafficking Institute (Institute) provides an opportunity for law students chosen through a competitive process to participate in a nine-month fellowship program focused on developing future leaders in the anti-human trafficking movement and providing resources to those currently combatting human trafficking around the globe.
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.
Douglass Fellows in DC: Learning from Authors of History
Institute Visits Guatemala for Insight on Country’s Anti-Trafficking Framework
The Institute Files Amicus Brief with 8th Circuit Court
Meet the 2018–19 Fellows
Carl A. Benoit
Benjamin J. Hawk
Yiota G. Souras
Martina E. Vandenberg
"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
The application period for the 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship class has closed. We anticipate the application period for the 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship class to open in February of 2019.
Have questions about the Douglass Fellowship? Contact Kyleigh Feehs.