Friday, September 19, 2014

Program on Law and State Government Fellowship Symposium
In Our Backyard: State Governments Respond to Sex Trafficking of Children

CLE: TBD Hours (pending approval)

Speaker: Carlos Gonzalez, J.D. anticipated May 2015 & Chelsea Shelburne, J.D. anticipated May 2015
Time: 8:30 am-3:40 pm
Location: Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Kyle Galster at (317) 274-0042 or

Save the Date for PLSG Symposium


Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Law Enforcement Education credit available (pending approval)



2014 Fellows:


  • Carlos Gonzalez (J.D. anticipated May 2015)
  • Chelsea Shelburne (J.D. anticipated May 2015)


About the Symposium:


The 2014 Program on Law and State Government Fellowship symposium, In Our Backyard: State Governments Respond to Sex Trafficking of Children, will be held on Friday, September 19th, 2014.  The symposium will feature:  

  • Bridgette Carr, Clinical Professor of Law from the University of Michigan Law School.   Professor Carr directs the Human Trafficking Clinic at the University of Michigan and is the co-author of the first case book addressing the law and policy of human trafficking (LexisNexis 2014).  Professor Carr will share her experiences as a lawyer, as one who has testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and as a teacher in this complex area of law and policy.  
  • Holly Austin Smith, Human Trafficking Survivor and Author of Walking Prey:  How America's Youth are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery .  Ms. Smith will share her perspectives, experiences, and tell us about her role in changing state laws influencing the protection of our youth and the prosecution of the criminals who benefit from the sex trafficking industry.  
  • Carlos Gonzalez, 2014 Program on Law and State Government Fellow.  Mr. Gonzalez will present his scholarship regarding how state governments and local law enforcement units collaborate to identify minor victims of sex trafficking and aggressively prosecute sex traffickers and purchasers.
  • Chelsea Shelburne, 2014 Program on Law and State Government Fellow.  Ms. Shelburne will present her scholarship regarding how state juvenile justice systems could be better tools for preventing sex trafficking of children and prosecuting the adults who support the sex trafficking industry.  
  • A panel of prosecutors and law enforcement officers will address intergovernmental collaboration on the criminal prosecutions of sex trafficking and related crimes.  
  • A panel of experts will explore different state approaches and policies to address justice and recovery for victims of child sex trafficking.  



Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage, located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets (Address is 525 Blackford Street).

Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Natatorium Garage two blocks west of the law school.

Special Accommodations:

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance should call (317) 274-0042 no later than one week prior to the event. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.

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