The Uniform Act on Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking was the focus of a symposium, Uniform Laws: Tackling the Legal Issues in Human Trafficking, at Notre Dame Law School’s Eck Hall of Law, McCartan Courtroom on the University campus in South Bend, Indiana on October 2, 2015.
Notre Dame Law Professor, Christine Cernenak, also Associate Director of the Universities, Center for Civil and Human Rights, introduced the program. ULC Executive Committee Chair Anita Ramasastry and Commissioner Steve Wilborn, who chaired the ULC’s Drafting Committee, described the substance of the Act and the process that led to its promulgation. ULC President Richard Cassidy put the Act into the broader ULC context to lead off a panel discussion on the Uniform Law approach. The Commissioners, with Notre Dame Law Professor Judith Fox, participated in the discussion, moderated by Notre Dame Professor Jay Tidmarsh. Professor Fox was a participant in the drafting of the ULC’s recently approved Uniform Home Foreclosure Procedures Act.
The keynote address — Why is Sex Trafficking a Crime? — was delivered by Alexandra Levy, an attorney at the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, who is also an Adjunct Professor at the Notre Dame Law School.
The Notre Dame University Law Journal of Legislation is a legislative law review focusing on analysis and reform of public policy. It provides a forum for debate on timely issues, concentrating on statutory, regulatory and public policy matters. It plans a publication based on the Symposium.