A new, rapidly evolving body of international and domestic law focuses on human trafficking and human smuggling. This course will focus on understanding the legal mechanisms of this new legal order, the ideological and policy impulses that produced and sustain it, the complex ways in which it is interacting with other legal regimes affecting labor migration (immigration law; human rights law and governance, including refugee law; international criminal law; international and national labor law; etc.), and the distributive effects it is producing both in the developed and the developing worlds. Guest speakers will apprise us of recent developments both in the US and at the international level. Participation on panels discussing reading assignments will be a course requirement. There will be a last-day take-home examination with a paper option available upon the instructor’s approval.
International, Comparative & Foreign Law