Douglass Fellows in DC: Learning from Authors of History

By: MOLLY WICKER 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. The fellowship is named after Douglass. … Continue reading Douglass Fellows in DC: Learning from Authors of History

UVA Robert F. Kennedy Fellowship Recipient Joins The Human Trafficking Institute

By: TAYLOR KING Cassondra (Cj) Murphy joined the Institute as a Robert F. Kennedy Public Service Fellow. This nine-month fellowship, established in 2007, enables new University of Virginia Juris Doctor (J.D.) graduates to start their careers as public service attorneys. It is named after the late Senator and Attorney General Robert Kennedy, a graduate of … Continue reading UVA Robert F. Kennedy Fellowship Recipient Joins The Human Trafficking Institute

The Human Trafficking Institute Selects 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship Class, Announces Mentors

By: TAYLOR KING The Human Trafficking Institute selected seven students from some of the nation’s top law programs for the 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship class. This 8-month public service fellowship is named for abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy. The Douglass Fellowship provides exceptional law students a unique opportunity to utilize … Continue reading The Human Trafficking Institute Selects 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship Class, Announces Mentors

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

By: KELLI L. ROSS 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. The seven Fellows, representing six law schools, were engaged in the Institute’s anti-trafficking work through three key components: (1) Research & Writing; (2) Advocacy; and (3) Mentorship. … Continue reading Inaugural Douglass Fellows Class Celebrated at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC

Institute Visits Guatemala to Gain Insight on Country’s Anti-Trafficking Framework

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS The Institute’s Special Counsel in Belize Dave Fillingame and former Douglass Fellow Cory Sagduyu recently visited Guatemala to learn about this Central American country’s existing anti-trafficking framework as well as gain insight on ways in which Belize and Guatemala can partner in their efforts to fight trafficking. “Since Belize and Guatemala are … Continue reading Institute Visits Guatemala to Gain Insight on Country’s Anti-Trafficking Framework

Douglass Fellow Cory Sagduyu Awarded Skadden Fellowship

Cory Sagduyu, a 2017-18 Douglass Fellow and third-year University of Virginia School of Law student, has been awarded the Skadden Fellowship. This program will fund her first two years working as an attorney for Ayuda, a nonprofit organization that assists immigrant victims of workplace crimes or labor exploitation. Sagduyu will provide both immigration and employment … Continue reading Douglass Fellow Cory Sagduyu Awarded Skadden Fellowship

Holly Thompson, 2018 Douglass Fellow, Selected for Summer Position at U.S. Department of Justice

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS WASHINGTON, DC — Holly Thompson, a member of the 2017-2018 Douglass Fellowship cohort, has been selected for a summer position with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She will work in the Criminal Section of the Department’s Civil Rights Division. After a competitive application process, Thompson learned of her selection … Continue reading Holly Thompson, 2018 Douglass Fellow, Selected for Summer Position at U.S. Department of Justice

The Institute Files Amicus Brief with 8th Circuit Court

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS MCLEAN, VA—The Human Trafficking Institute recently filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in support of the defendant, who employed a victim-centered approach to a human trafficking investigation. (Click here to read the 8th Circuit brief.) The case involves six plaintiffs who allege that the … Continue reading The Institute Files Amicus Brief with 8th Circuit Court

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

Today, the application period for the 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship cohort begins. Applications will be accepted until 5 PM EST on Friday April 13, 2018. Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, the Human Trafficking Institute provides this opportunity for second- and third-year law students to participate in a nine-month fellowship program focused … Continue reading Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship Cohort