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(See Professor Carr's bio page for more of the clinic's activities.)


  • January 21, 2016: In the second piece with this newspaper, Prof. Bridgette Carr was quoted in the Gaylord Herald discussing victim identification and definitions of human trafficking.
  • January 18, 2016: Prof. Bridgette Carr was interviewed for a two part piece in the Gaylord Herald. The first piece discussed the work out HTC.
  • January 9, 2016: The Detroit Free Press published an article in which Prof. Bridgette Carr discussed the broad scope of human trafficking, beyond sexual exploitation.

2015 news and activities

  • October 26, 2015: Prof. Bridgette Carr was interviewed for a piece for the Christian Science Monitor about the pervasiveness of labor trafficking.
  • July 14, 2015: Prof. Bridgette Carr was quoted in a MarketWatch story discussing how the complexities of the U.S. labor market may incentivize exploitation.
  • May 2015: Prof. Bridgette Carr was quoted in a Faith article about how human trafficking victims go unnoticed in public.
  • April 2 and 13, 2015: Prof. Elizabeth Campbell was interviewed on Michigan Radio about the Human Trafficking Specialty Court in Washtenaw County, Michigan and how it keeps victims out of jail.
  • February 4, 2015: Prof. Bridgette Carr discussed the newest Michigan anti-trafficking laws with Michigan Radio

2014 news and activities

  • 2014: Prof. Bridgette Carr co-wrote Human Trafficking Law and Policy.
  • 2014: Prof. Suellyn Scarnecchia trained Child Protective Services worked from the Michigan Department of Human Services on working with child victims of trafficking. Prof. Elizabeth Campbell trained Washtenaw County District Judges, Probation Offices, and local police on working with victims of human trafficking as part of the Human Trafficking Court.

2013 news and activities 

  • July 31, 2013: Prof. Elizabeth Campbell was interviewed on Michigan Radio to discuss representing victims of human trafficking in Michigan
  • May 28, 2013: Prof. Bridgette Carr was quoted in a New York Times article on the role prostitutes may play in their pimps' criminal defense.



2010 News and Activities 

  • December 6, 2010: The Washington Post is among more than 200 papers to publish AP's national investigative piece, citing Professor Carr, on human traffickers' abuse of student visas.
  • December 3, 2010: CNN's top-rated AC 360 show, featuring Anderson Cooper, highlights slavery in America by focusing on a New Jersey hair-braiding case involving Human Trafficking Clinic clients of Professor Carr. There is also a producer's sidebar, with more on Professor Carr's role.
  • November 9, 2010: Professor Carr's work is cited on the blog
  • November 7, 2010: "
  • For 2 refugees, a nightmare in captivity" and "U-M law clinic at forefront of human trafficking fight" (Detroit Free Press)
  • October 7, 2010: The Human Trafficking Clinic receives a federal grant to open a clinic in Mexico. Read a story about the grant and watch a video about the geographic pervasiveness of human trafficking.
  • Read about Human Trafficking, exploitation is on the rise in Michigan
  • In this CNN op-ed, Professor Carr addresses"Sex trafficking: An American problem too."
  • In March 2010, Professor Bridgette Carr, in collaboration with Dr. Mohamed Mattar of the Protection Project, traveled to Alexandria University to assist with the opening of Egypt's very first law school legal clinic. The clinic will focus on the issues of human trafficking and domestic violence. Professor Carr met with law students, professors, and administrators to train them in the teaching methods used by U.S. clinical programs.
  • In March 2010, a victim of a human trafficking—a Ukrainian student who thought she was going on an exchange program but was forced to work in a strip club—came to U-M to talk about her experience.
  • In February 2010, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Amy Allen gave a presentation to discuss her role as a Victim Witness Specialist.
  • On February 10, 2010, Students from the Human Trafficking Clinic presented "Tools for Municipalities to Combat Human Trafficking" to the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.
  • In January 2010, Jennifer Hill, a Skadden Fellow who successfully represented two women who had been trafficked from their homes in Peru and brought to South Florida to be nannies, came to the Law School to talk about her experiences working with labor trafficking victims.
  • The Clinic launched a speaker series for Winter 2010. The series brings law enforcement, advocates, and human trafficking survivors to campus to discuss how to combat human trafficking.



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