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Columbia Law School student Joy Ziegeweid ’12 has been awarded the prestigious Skadden Fellowship to further her public-service law careers. Ziegeweid will use the fellowship to work at Sanctuary for Families’ Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, where she will represent Russian immigrants who have been victims of domestic violence or sex trafficking. As part […]

Tanya L. Domi, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, lived and worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996 – 2000 to assist the country recover from war. During a research trip to Sarajevo in 2001 she broke the biggest story of her journalism career – a tale of high crimes, deceit and exploitation: (originally posted on The New […]

Two important events in the criminal treatment of sexual violence against women took place yesterday. First: Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a criminal complaint against Sedrick Leman-Issac Mitchell, aka “Gruesome,” charging him with human trafficking, forced prostitution, criminal sexual conduct (including rape), assault with a firearm and other felonies in connection with a criminal enterprise […]

Columbia Law School Press Release:  Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit case, Velez v. Sanchez, highlighting the serious problem of family members trafficking young relatives into domestic labor.  This practice, which has young family members working as barely-paid servants in relatives’ homes, violates both international […]

Jane Kim, a 3rd year law student at Columbia, has published to LSN’s Women, Gender and the Law eJournal an electronic version of a Note just published in the Virginia Journal of International Law, vol 51, p. 443.  Congratulations Jane! The paper is available here, and the abstract is here: At any given time, upwards […]

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