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Foti-Pagán, Eva

Human Trafficking Clinic

625 S State St

Eva Foti-Pagán is a clinical legal fellow in the Human Trafficking Clinic. She manages a project funded by a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State that established a human trafficking clinic at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City. The project is a collaboration between the Human Trafficking Clinic and the human rights research and policy firm NEXUS Institute.

In addition to her work with ITAM, Foti-Pagán developed and runs Clinnect HTS, a new global network of legal clinics dedicated to combatting human trafficking. The network seeks to build off the success of ITAM and is now pursuing projects in, among other places, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Pakistan, and South Africa.

Foti-Pagán holds a BA from Brown University, where she double majored in history and Hispanic studies, and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was managing editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law and a student attorney in two clinics: the Human Trafficking Clinic and the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic. She also interned at the Legal Aid Society in Queens, New York.

Before law school, Foti-Pagán worked at a law firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Prior to that, she spent a college semester abroad in Argentina, where she studied at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and volunteered with the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.

Foti-Pagán is a dual citizen of the United States and Italy. She was raised in Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish with native fluency. 



Presented "Retos y estrategias para erradicar la trata de personas con fines de explotación laboral," Third Forum on Human Trafficking and Migration, broadcasted in Mexico and Colombia, May 2014.​

Presented "Anti‐Human Trafficking Clinical Education Programs in the U.S. and Abroad," 2013 Law and Legal Education in the Americas conference, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, June 2013. ​

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