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Elizabeth Allington
IU School of Law-Indianapolis

Last modified: Thursday, August 14, 2008

IU law course recognized by national anti-trafficking group

Aug. 14, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS -- A class designed and taught by Karen E. Bravo, associate professor of law at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, has been recognized nationally as a model for integrating the subject of human trafficking into the higher education syllabus.

Bravo's syllabus for the course "Illicit International Markets" was selected by The Protection Project of Johns Hopkins University as a model for scholars both within and outside the United States on how to integrate the subject of human trafficking into a higher education course. Her syllabus will be posted online by The Protection Project as a resource for educators working in this critical area of inquiry.

In November 2007, Bravo participated as a moderator and panelist in The Protection Project's annual conference at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. One of the purposes of the conference was to evaluate the frequency and extent to which human trafficking is taught at colleges and universities across the globe.

During the annual conference, The Protection Project established the Association of Scholars of Trafficking in Persons. In accordance with the Association's vision, The Protection Project is preparing to launch a resource on its website for individuals and organizations seeking models of and information about human trafficking.