In the News
(See Professor Carr's bio page for more of the clinic's activities.)
- May 2, 2012: Prof. Bridgette Carr was quoted in a New York Times story about applying sex trafficking laws to organized prostitution.
- April 26: 2012: Prof. Bridgette Carr was interviewed for a LegalTalkNetwork podcast on human trafficking.
- April 18, 2012: Prof. Bridgette Carr was quoted in a New York Times op-ed about the sex trafficking of young girls.
- April 14, 2012: Prof. Bridgette Carr was quoted a Las Vegas Review-Journal article regarding a police officer who testified on behalf of sex trade victims.
- January 30, 2012: WDET-FM's "The Craig Fahle Show" interviewed Elizabeth Campbell, '11, staff attorney, about the modern-day issue of slavery and forced labor.
- January 22, 2012: "Human trafficking a growing crime in the U.S," by Tresa Baldas (Detroit Free Press, USA Today).
- January, 19, 2012, Due in part to the advocacy of student attorneys at the Human Trafficking Clinic, the Internal Revenue Service announced an important change that will benefit victims of human trafficking: restitution awarded to victims of human trafficking as a result of the criminal prosecution of their traffickers will not be taxed as income. The Human Trafficking Clinic became aware that restitution was taxed as income in 2009 when one of the clinic's clients was told they owed a considerable amount in back taxes.
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 change.org 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.