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Carr, Bridgette

Clinical Professor of Law
Human Trafficking Clinic


Prof. Bridgette Carr, '02, 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 has assisted in the establishment of a human trafficking clinic in Mexico and is working to assist in the creation of other such clinics around the world. She is the lead author for the first casebook on human trafficking law and policy. Prof. Carr regularly provides human trafficking training to law enforcement, government officials, and healthcare providers and consults nationally and internationally on the issue of human trafficking. She 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

Co-author. Human Trafficking Law and Policy. A. Milgram, K. Kim, and S. Warnath, co-authors. New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis, 2014.
MLaw Catalog

"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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Participated in a one-day workshop, "Legislating and Litigating in the Campaign Against Modern Slavery: Theory Meets Practice," University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, December 2014.​

Moderated a panel on "Contemporary Slavery: Legislating, Litigating, and Organizing to Combat Slavery and Human Trafficking," University of Michigan International Institute, Ann Arbor, December 2014.​

Presented at the 2014 Program on Law and State Government Fellowship Symposium, "In Our Backyard: State Governments Respond to Sex Trafficking of Children," Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, September 2014. ​

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

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