2019-20 Douglass Fellows Celebrate with Virtual Finale

By: KELLI L. ROSS The 2019-20 Douglass Fellows Finale looked slightly different than previous year-end celebrations. Due to COVID-19, this year’s Fellows class marked the end of their fellowship with a virtual event in April. And, while their second semester was altered, their accomplishments were not diminished. “We recognized the fellows for their contributions over … Continue reading 2019-20 Douglass Fellows Celebrate with Virtual Finale

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-21 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

By: REBECCA JUN Applications for the 2020-21 Douglass Fellowship cohort will be accepted until 11:59pm EST Sunday, May 3, 2020. Inspired by Fredrick 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 an eight-month fellowship program focused on developing future leaders in the … Continue reading Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-21 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

Douglass Fellow Hosts Advocacy Event “Defending Farmworker Rights in North Carolina” at UNC Law

By: REBECCA JUN As future leaders in the anti-human trafficking movement, the Institute’s Douglass Fellows host an advocacy event at their law school addressing a topic of their choice. Rachel Geissler, a third-year law student at the University of North Caroline Law, hosted her advocacy event, “Defending Farmworker Rights in North Carolina,” on February 4. … Continue reading Douglass Fellow Hosts Advocacy Event “Defending Farmworker Rights in North Carolina” at UNC Law

Douglass Fellows Learn from Experts in D.C.

By: MOLLY WICKER The Institute’s third class of Douglass Fellows joined staff for two days of hands-on orientation and training in Washington, D.C. in September. This year’s class had the unique opportunity to not only hear from members of the Institute team, but also from experts in the field, who shared how their legal experience … Continue reading Douglass Fellows Learn from Experts in D.C.

#InContext: Karl Marx

By: RACHEL UNGAR Karl Marx sought to reform what he viewed as the most serious problem of his era: the poverty and exploitation of the working class. Through his efforts to understand the causes underlying these societal ills, Marx developed a theory of history known as economic determinism: that contemporary societies take their shape, or … Continue reading #InContext: Karl Marx

#InContext: William Wilberforce

By: ASHLEIGH PELTO William Wilberforce was a nineteenth century British member of Parliament who dedicated his life and political career to the abolition of slavery. He is widely regarded as the “voice of the abolition movement” and his advocacy brought about substantial and lasting change in terms of the slave trade in early 1800s England. … Continue reading #InContext: William Wilberforce

#InContext: Susan B. Anthony

By: FAITH LAKEN Best known as one of the most prominent leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, Susan Brownell Anthony dedicated her life to advocacy on many issues, including abolition, equal pay for equal work, and women’s property rights. Born in 1820, Anthony grew up in a Quaker family who were engaged in issues of … Continue reading #InContext: Susan B. Anthony

Douglass Fellows Mentor Joins Department of Justice

By: Molly Wicker Betsy Hutson, a Douglass Fellows mentor and experienced prosecutor, recently announced that she will join the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit in the Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section. She will be a trial attorney. Most recently, Hutson worked for McGuire Woods, where she led the team that won the largest civil single-plaintiff human … Continue reading Douglass Fellows Mentor Joins Department of Justice

The Human Trafficking Institute Selects 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship Class, Announces Mentors

By: MOLLY WICKER This September, the Human Trafficking Institute will welcome seven students from some of the nation’s top law programs for the 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship class. This 8-month public service fellowship is named in honor of Frederick Douglass and his commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy. The Douglass Fellowship provides exceptional law students a … Continue reading The Human Trafficking Institute Selects 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship Class, Announces Mentors