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5th Annual Human Trafficking Symposium

February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm



“Migrants and Trafficking: The Vulnerability of Movement”

2019 flyer for human trafficking symposium

8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6
Migrants have taken a prominent place on the public stage in recent years, from divided political rhetoric on status of migrants in the United States, to news of migrant caravans traveling to the U.S. from South America, to the changing landscape of immigration law in the country, such as the upheaval of asylum availability or family separation at the border. These individuals are at significant risk for trafficking. Many are lured into migration by promise of employment, safety, or legitimate status in the country of immigration. Others are victims of crime such as kidnapping or sex crimes. The result is often enslavement, violence, torture and even threats of death. This event is co-sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Tanner Center for Human Rights.

There is a small fee for lunch. 5$ for students, $10 for general registration or a free NO-lunch option. Registration required »

4 credits CLE (pending).

Register here for the workshop at 1:15 p.m.


8:15-9:00 a.m. – Registration

9:00-9:30 a.m. – Opening Address

9:30-10:30 a.m. – Keynote Address – Kathleen Kim
“The Intersection of Migration and Human Trafficking”
Bio: Professor Kathleen Kim is a nationally-recognized expert on immigration and human trafficking. Her scholarship investigates the intersection of immigration law, workplace rights, civil rights and the 13th Amendment. She has addressed, among other things, the law’s response to coercion in the context of human trafficking and the exploration of undocumented workers.

10:30-10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Panel
“Bringing it Home: Approaches to Trafficking in Our Community”

12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch
Lunch will include table discussions with experts and local practitioners to continue the day’s discussion on these issues. This is a great opportunity to continue dialogue about local approaches and solutions.

1:00- p.m. – Closing Remarks

1:15 p.m. – Workshop on T and U visas
Registration separate, but all are welcome. This is an opportunity for attorneys, students, and practitioners to better understand the benefits of and application process for T and U visas. This workshop will also aid practitioners from varying fields in recognizing potential beneficiaries for these visas, namely immigrants who are victims of trafficking and/or violence. Register for the workshop »


Free parking is available at Rice-Eccles Stadium. We encourage you to use public transportation to our event. Take TRAX (light rail) University Red line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north to the Law School building. For other public transit options use UTA’s Trip Planner or click the “public transit” option under “Get Directions” on Google maps. The law school is on the Red Route for the University’s free campus shuttles (College of Law stop).

Upon Arrival to the S.J. Quinney College of Law Building:

Upon entering the College of Law building, proceed to the elevators and go to Level 6. Upon reaching level 6, step to the right to the registration area to check in.


Previous Human Trafficking Symposiums

2018 event – Human Trafficking: Architectures of Understanding, Enforcement and Aid

2017 event – Human Trafficking: Global Perspectives, Local Solutions

2016 event – At-Risk Youth: Pathways to Delinquency and Sex Trafficking

2015 event – The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah

2014 event – Center for Global Justice: Human Trafficking Workshop

For questions about this event contact Kris (801) 585-3440.



February 1, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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S. J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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