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Campbell, Elizabeth

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Human Trafficking Clinic

625 S. State St.
Professor Elizabeth Campbell, '11, is a clinical assistant professor of law in the Human Trafficking Clinic. She has dedicated her legal career to serving individuals who have experienced abuse and exploitation. Her research and teaching interests focus on human trafficking, immigration, domestic violence, and criminal law. She spearheaded a pilot project in partnership with Washtenaw County aimed at better responding to victims of human trafficking who are arrested and/or charged with prostitution and related offenses. Under Professor Campbell's leadership, the Human Trafficking Clinic has received more than $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice in order to better understand and provide services to individuals who have experienced human trafficking and domestic violence or sexual assault. She regularly trains attorneys, law enforcement, medical professionals, and social services providers on assessing and identifying victims of human trafficking, as well as best practices in providing comprehensive legal services to victims. Professor Campbell received her BA, with distinction, from the University of Michigan and earned her JD, cum laude, from Michigan Law. During law school, she was a Michigan refugee and asylum law fellow with the Refugee Status Appeals Authority in New Zealand and a project coordinator for the Family Law Project, a division of Legal Services of South Central Michigan. Prior to law school, she worked as an advocate at a local center providing services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.​


Recipient, Patriot Award, Washtenaw County Bar Association, 2015.​

Presenter, "Human Trafficking: What Is It and How Does It Impact Your Work?," Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2015.​

Guest speaker, "New Court Takes​ Special Approach to Human Trafficking," Stateside, Michigan Public Radio, Ann Arbor, April 2015.

Panelist, "Perspectives on Fighting Human Trafficking," Saint Louis University School of Law, January 2015. ​

Panelist, "The Trafficking of Women and Human Trafficking as a Violation of Human Rights," Women and Justice Summit, Turkish Ministry on Family and Social Practices, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2014.​

Co-presenter, "Unaccompanied Alien Children and Human Trafficking," Bethany Christian Services, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 2014.​

Featured in "County Launches Specialty Court for Victims of Human Trafficking," Washtenaw County Legal News, August 2014.​

Presenter, "Human Trafficking and Family Law," State Bar of Michigan Domestic Violence Committee, Ann Arbor, February 2014.​

Presenter, "Human Trafficking: A Michigan Reality," Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, October 2013.​

Panelist, Bias Awareness Week: Human Trafficking, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan–Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, October 2013.​