Legislative Journal Symposium   

150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment: Is The U.S. Living Up to Its Promise?

Hosted by Seton Hall Law Legislative Journal

Thursday, February 26, 2015
2:30 - 8 p.m. | Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and event begins at 3 p.m.
4 NY & NJ CLE Credits
Keynote Dinner at The Newark Club
CLE Financial Assistance is available for qualified registrants. Learn more here.


Tickets: $50 per person (Refund Policy)
Complimentary to Seton Hall Law Students and Seton Hall Law faculty.

For further information please contact Teresa Rizzo at 973-642-8506 or teresa.rizzo@shu.edu.

Human trafficking is a global problem, affecting over 35 million people worldwide. The U.S. is not immune to it; in fact, the U.S. is considered to be a top destination for human trafficking victims. Incidents of trafficking have been reported in all 50 states, with the issue drawing particular attention in New Jersey following law enforcement's crackdown on sex trafficking during last year's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium.

In the face of modern-day forms of slavery and in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment, the 2015 Seton Hall Legislative Journal Symposium will reflect on the extent to which U.S. legislation is accomplishing the goals of the 13th Amendment.

The Symposium, “150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment: Is The U.S. Living Up To Its Promise?”, will take place on Thursday, February 26, 2015, and will present two panels of distinguished attorneys, advocates, and professors, for consideration of an array of legal issues.

Panelists will explore the root causes of human trafficking and the impact of trafficking on various groups, as well as analyze and assess the legislative responses to the systemic problem of trafficking in its various forms. The event will culminate with a keynote dinner at the Newark Club.


  1. 2:30 to 3:00 pm - Registration
  2. 3:00 to 4:30 pm - Panel 1: The Faces of Human Trafficking
  3. 4:30 to 4:45 pm - Break
  4. 4:45 to 6:00 pm - Panel 2: The Efficacy of Legislative Responses to Human Trafficking
  5. 6:00 to 8:00 pm - Dinner & Keynote – The Newark Club