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2021: Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking: Protecting Children, Supporting Victims, and Seeking Justice

Law & Society Series

Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking: Protecting Children, Supporting Victims, and Seeking Justice

13th Annual Law & Society Symposium

Broadcast virtually to attendees
Friday, February 5, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

7.33 CLE credit hours

Presented by the Charleston Law Review and Furman University's Riley Institute

The Law & Society Series provides historical observations and trends, insights into associated legal issues and processes, and suggestions for change from varied perspectives.

On February 5, renowned experts in law, medicine, academia and advocacy weighed in on the necessity of a multidisciplinary approach to sexual abuse and human trafficking law, and the various complexities inherent in this area of the law. Speakers and panelists offered guidance on navigating procedural and evidentiary issues in criminal and civil cases, discussed developments in the law, and included robust conversation on advocacy and legislative reform efforts.

Keynote speaker Marci Hamilton is the founder, CEO, and legal director of CHILD USA, a nonprofit academic think tank dedicated to interdisciplinary, evidence-based research to improve laws and public policy to end child abuse and neglect. In her speech, The Emergence of Children’s Civil Rights, she explored the ways in which youth are gaining constitutional personhood in the eyes of the law.