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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 »

Students, Professor Collect 200+ Books for Fugees Family

Georgia State Law Professor Jonathan Todres and students Chae Mims (J.D. ’17), and Min Ji Kim (J.D. ’18) delivered more than 200 donated books on Oct. 21 to the Fugees Family, a Clarkston-based nonprofit organization that works with refugee children.

The books were the culmination of a drive sponsored by Georgia… more »

Todres Discusses Human Rights in Children’s Literature on City Lights

“A person is a person, no matter how small.” This classic quote from Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who is what inspired Professor Jonathan Todres to write a book about the human rights lessons one can learn from children’s books.

On Sept. 28, Todres was a guest on WABE’s “City Lights,”… more »

Todres Presents on ‘Human Rights in Children’s Literature’ at Book Celebration

More on Todres Watch Professor Jonathan Todres’ book presentation>> Listen to a podcast with Professor Todres>> Todres and Higinbotham discuss book>>

“One of our main goals in writing this book is to start a conversation, start many conversations, about how children learn about their rights and their responsibility to… more »

Independence Day: Freedom to….

Even amidst the barbecues, beach trips, and sales during Fourth of July weekend, most Americans are quick to declare proudly that July Fourth is about our independence, our freedom. However we choose to celebrate/observe the holiday, I think we ought to spend some time asking, independent or free to do what, to be what.

To be clear,… more »

Margaret Hughes Vath

Iannarone, Lucas and Vath Elected As American Bar Foundation Fellows

Nicole Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, Lauren Sudeall Lucas, assistant professor of law; and Margaret Hughes Vath, senior lecturer of law, rank among the 1 percent of lawyers in the United States who are members of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation… more »

Todres: Why Bullying Needs More Efforts To Stop It

Posted On May 10, 2016 by Jonathan Todres

The tragic consequences of bullying have become a regular part of the news cycle. In April, an eighth grade girl in Missouri and a sixth grade boy in Pennsylvania committed suicide. Bullying was an important factor, according to their families.

While such devastating cases understandably draw the most attention, they risk leaving the… more »

Todres: The Importance of Human Rights Education

I recently returned from the Global Summit on Childhood in San Jose, Costa Rica, where hundreds of educators had gathered to explore innovative ways to foster child development and learning. Home to the UN-mandated University for Peace and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Costa Rica—which also abolished its… 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 »