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Carr, Bridgette

Clinical Professor of Law
Human Trafficking Clinic


734.615.3600
E-mail HumanTrafficking@umich.edu
Prof. Bridgette Carr directs the Human Trafficking Clinic. Her research and teaching interests focus on human trafficking, immigration, and human rights, and she is a member of the Michigan Human Trafficking Taskforce. In 2013, she was appointed to Michigan's first Commission on Human Trafficking by Attorney General Bill Schuette. Prof. Carr oversees a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State to launch a human trafficking clinic in Mexico, and was named the top lawyer by Marie Claire magazine for 2012. In 2011, the Human Trafficking Clinic launched the nation's only comprehensive online database of human trafficking cases. Prof. Carr received her BA, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and earned her JD, cum laude, from Michigan Law. During law school, she was a Michigan refugee and asylum law fellow with Amnesty International. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, she was an associate clinical professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she led the Immigrant Rights Project. In 2008, she was awarded a Marshall Memorial Fellowship to study human trafficking issues in Europe.

Recent Publications


"When Federal and State Systems Converge: Foreign National Human Trafficking Victims Within Juvenile and Family Courts." Juv. & Fam. Ct. J. 63, no. 1 (2012): 77-90.
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"Examining the Reality of Foreign National Child Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States." Wash. U. J. L. & Pol'y 37, no. 2011 (2011): 183-204.
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​Introduction to Special Symposium Feature: Successes and Failures in International Human Trafficking Law. Mich J. Int'l L. 33, no. 1 (2011): 33-6.
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"Incorporating a 'Best Interests of the Child' Approach into Immigration Law and Procedure." Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L. J. 12 (2009): 120-59.
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Activities

Presented "Human Trafficking 101" training for the Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner's Advocacy Program, Dearborn, Michigan, April 24, 2012.

Testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for a briefing on "Sex Trafficking: A Gender-Based Civil Rights Violation," Washington, D.C., April 13, 2012.

Served as the panel moderator for "Human Trafficking: The Impact on Local Communities" at the Clinton Global Initiative University, Miami, April 2010.

Panelist on the topic of "Labor and Migration Effects on Human Trafficking," Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, April 2010.

Gave a talk entitled "Ignorance is Bliss for Human Traffickers: Why Raising Awareness is the Key to Fighting Human Trafficking" at Albion College, Michigan, March 2010.

Served on panel discussing "Reforming the Immigration System for Families and Vulnerable Populations" at the Wayne Law Review Symposium on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Problems, Possibilities and Pragmatic Solutions," February 4, 2010.

 
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