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Vanderbilt University Law School
131 21st Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Human Trafficking: Criminal and Civil Approaches to Forced Labor, Peonage, and Involuntary Servitude
Please join Law Students for Social Justice, Immigration Law Society, Legal Aid Society, La Alianza, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and other student organizations at Vanderbilt University Law School as we host a human trafficking advocacy event in conjunction with the Human Trafficking Institute.
This event will involve an overview of human trafficking, a brief story on the survivor's perspective, and a dialogue between a prosecutor (Chelsea Rice, USAO Northern District of Ohio) and a civil plaintiff's attorney (Stacie Jonas, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid) on the merits and failings of the civil and criminal approaches to labor trafficking. A representative from the Institute and several local organizations will be present as well.
The second half of the event will involve a brief introduction of local attorneys and organizations, allowing time where law students may connect with the speakers and attorneys over food and drink. This event will be held at 6:30pm in Bennett Miller at the North Lobby of Vanderbilt's Law School.
The goals of the event are to raise awareness about labor trafficking, to encourage future attorneys to consider survivors' experiences in legal proceedings, and to provide networking and resources for both students and attorneys.
This event is free and open to the public.
Visitors should park in the Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Terrace Place, or the Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Scarritt Place. Parking costs range from $4.00 to $12.00 at these garages. Both are within walking distance of the law school.