Douglass Fellow Highlighted by USC Gould School of Law

The USC Gould School of Law News featured Mirelle Raza, USC Gould Class of 2021 and the law school’s first Douglass Fellow, in an online article published January 15, 2021. Four USC Gould students were named to prestigious fellowships, helping them advance their careers in public interest law. Mirelle Raza, Class of 2021, is the … Continue reading Douglass Fellow Highlighted by USC Gould School of Law

#InContext: Nelson Mandela

By: JOHANNA LEE “Pulling the branch of a tree” — this is the literal English translation of Nelson Mandela’s Xhosa birth name, Rolihlahla. While Mandela proclaimed he did not believe that names are destiny, Rolihlahla—colloquially translated to mean “troublemaker” — seems to be a suitable name for a child who would grow up to be … Continue reading #InContext: Nelson Mandela

#InContext: Gary Haugen

By: ALICEN RODOLPH Reflecting on history, what is most perplexing and indefensible are “the simple failures of compassion.” In these failures, we watch societies experience the destruction that occurs when oppression and injustice reign unchecked. Oppressor replaces oppressor, free to persecute because individuals who have the ability to speak out remain silent. Perpetrators are emboldened … Continue reading #InContext: Gary Haugen

Institute Welcomes 4th Class of Douglass Fellows

By: KELLI L. ROSS The Human Trafficking Institute welcomed it’s fourth class of Douglass Fellows with a virtual orientation on August 20-21. Four third-year law students from some of the nation’s top law programs will participate in the 8-month public service fellowship named in honor of Frederick Douglass and his commitment to freedom, education, and … Continue reading Institute Welcomes 4th Class of Douglass Fellows

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