Human Trafficking Law and PolicyHuman Trafficking Law and Policy (2014)

This casebook brings together the key case law, legislation and scholarship that comprise domestic and international human trafficking law and its policy context. It contains the criminal justice, civil rights, international law, immigration, and supply chain transparency and federal contracting regulatory environment that frame human trafficking law and policy.

For the first time, law professors and other teachers have a book that provides the framework and content for a full semester course. The book’s “notes and questions” included with each chapter assist professors to lead thought-provoking and lively in-class discussions. Human Trafficking Law and Policy will be of interest to both experienced attorneys and the next generation of lawyers alike looking for an introduction to understanding and addressing modern slavery.

Our book is organized into five parts:

Chapters 1–4: Part I introduces the history of slavery, abolition, and peonage, along with the laws most often used to address slavery and compelled service in the U.S. prior to passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

Chapters 5–8: Part II describes both U.S. and international laws and policies aimed at combating human trafficking.


Chapters 9–12: Part III provides readers with an in-depth look at how U.S. human trafficking law and policy is implemented.

Chapters 13–14: Part IV frames some of the debates and issues attorneys and advocates working to combat human trafficking currently face.

The Appendix: Part V provides supporting material and an overview of state human trafficking laws and prosecutions.

Our casebook is being used to teach courses on human trafficking at the University of Minnesota Law School, University of Michigan Law School, University of Kansas School of Law, Indiana University School of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School and other fine law schools. Interested professors and lawyers can purchase the casebook from LexisNexis.

To review the full Table of Contents click here.

The Authors

The prominent co-authors of this casebook have combined their legal and policy experience of unsurpassed breadth and depth to produce this extensive presentation and analysis of modern slavery. This book provides the authors’ substantive analysis and practical insights based upon their many years of experience at the forefront of the legal and policy development of human trafficking while criminally prosecuting and civilly litigating human trafficking cases, defending human trafficking victims, reforming anti-trafficking laws and policy and advising governments, businesses foundations and NGOs and teaching, researching and writing about human trafficking at law schools and at the first think tank on human trafficking, the NEXUS Institute. The book’s co-authors are:

Bridgette Carr, J.D. is Clinical Professor of Law, Human Trafficking Clinic, University of Michigan Law School, the first U.S. law school clinic providing comprehensive legal services representing victims of trafficking;

Anne Milgram, J.D. is the former New Jersey Attorney General and DOJ prosecutor of human trafficking cases, currently Senior Fellow at NYU School of Law and Vice President of Criminal Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation;

Kathleen C. Kim, J.D. is Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and author of numerous seminal articles on the law of human trafficking;

Stephen Warnath, J.D. is Chief Executive Officer of the Warnath Group and Founder, President and CEO of the NEXUS Institute. He was the first senior official in the U.S. government dedicated full-time to developing the international and U.S. law and policy of trafficking in persons. In this pioneering role he was, among other things, a member of the U.S. delegation that negotiated the United Nations Anti-Human Trafficking Palermo Protocol (and the senior human trafficking policy specialist), and led the Administration’s inter-agency development of what was enacted as the original U.S. law, the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000.