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How Bias Can Weaken Legislation

When it comes to law, ignorance isn’t bliss.

It’s bias.

Prejudicial policy continues to find its way into law despite the noble goals of the judicial system and the efforts of well-meaning lawmakers.

Two Georgia State Law professors have done important work in understanding how and why this happens. Their works illustrate, in one case,… more »

Todres: Six Ways We Can Combat Human Trafficking

Jan. 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day as part of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Human trafficking’s toll is immense, says Jonathan Todres, professor of law and a leading expert on human trafficking. Based on his extensive research, he offers several key insights:

Despite growing awareness of the problem, many… more »

Movies and Myths About Human Trafficking

Hollywood loves a good bad guy.

From ruthless mobsters to drug kingpins to serial killers, evil characters are often plucked from real-world events. As human trafficking has garnered more attention, it was inevitable that the issue would hit the big screen. Traffickers, after all, are your quintessential villains. They enslave and exploit human beings for… more »

Dickson (J.D. ’14) on Assisting Refugees, Asylum Seekers

Ever since Kai Dickson (J.D. ’14) was little, she aspired to be a lawyer.

She considered becoming a real estate attorney; however an exhibit on human trafficking at an Atlanta conference changed everything.

“Now, my ultimate desire is to be a federal prosecutor in Atlanta handling human trafficking,” Dickson says.

Her recent externship with the… more »