(LAWI-4058) - 2 UNITS

Human trafficking represents a troubling side effect of globalization, encompassing forced labor and the illicit trade in people across borders. This course will review and critically assess a diverse literature on the traffic of migrant labor into the United States with an emphasis on the historical and contemporary legal doctrinal issues of trafficking including the 13th Amendment, laws against involuntary servitude and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. We will discuss the problematically blurred lines between immigrant labor exploitation and trafficking. We will also study the role of advocacy and the essential lawyering skills of anti-trafficking attorneys. We will draw from a variety of sources, including academic scholarship, domestic and international laws, governmental and non-governmental reports, media articles and videos.