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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.

During their orientation, the Fellows also met their mentors – all of whom hold senior positions in federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations – who work in the fight against human trafficking.

Douglass Fellows in DC: Learning from Authors of History

Kenneth B. Morris welcomed The Human Trafficking Institute’s second class of Douglass Fellows at the end of their orientation in Washington, DC. Morris is co-founder and president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington.
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Douglass Fellows Host Advocacy Events to Raise Awareness

Each year, the Douglass Fellows program has participants from elite law schools across the country. Throughout the year, Fellows are asked to organize and execute at least one advocacy event, which provides an opportunity for participants to highlight important conversations within the anti-trafficking movement.
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Douglass Fellow Hosts Advocacy Event with Annick Febrey

Douglass Fellow Hosts Advocacy Event with Annick Febrey

On January 28th, Pepperdine University’s Sudreau Global Justice Program and the Palmer Center, in partnership with The Human Trafficking Institute, welcomed Annick Febrey, the Institute’s Director of Government and Corporate Relations, to speak on labor trafficking, supply chain transparency, and corporate accountability.
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Meet the 2018–19 Fellows

Alana Broe

University of Virginia School of Law

Jasmine Dela Luna

University of Chicago Law School

Whitney Kramer

Harvard Law School

Sarah Parker Hamill

Pepperdine University School of Law

Meghan Poole

Boston University School of Law

Jessica Skocik

Notre Dame Law School

2018–19 Mentors

Carl A. Benoit

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

Benjamin J. Hawk

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

Betsy Hutson

Associate at McGuire Woods

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Christine Raino

Senior Director of Public Policy at Shared Hope International

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.