What is the Douglass Fellowship?
Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, we provide an opportunity for law students chosen through a competitive process to participate in a eight-month fellowship program focused on developing future leaders in the anti-human trafficking movement and providing resources to those currently combatting human trafficking around the globe
Empowering the Next Generation of
Through thorough research and being paired with a mentor, each Douglass Fellow will deepen their understanding of human trafficking and make a significant contribution to the cause of freedom.
The Douglass Fellows represent the next generation of anti-trafficking leaders working to decimate human trafficking at its source.
During the 2020-2021 Douglass Fellowship, fellow Alicen Rodolph and HTI Special Counsel Tyler Dunman co-authored an article about recommended practices for prosecuting...
On April 15, 2022, we celebrated the finale of the 2021-2022 Douglass Fellowship. Team members from HTI and leaders in the anti-trafficking field came together to...
On Thursday, September 9th, our 5th class of Douglass Fellows began their orientation and met our team. This year’s fellows come...
Last month, the 2020-21 Douglass Fellows class gathered with alumni, mentors, and HTI staff for a virtual finale event to welcome Samantha Franks, Alicen Rodolph,...
Many are unaware that the products they use every day are produced with forced labor at some point in the supply chain, generating profit from exploitation for...
Former Douglass Fellows at the Human Trafficking Institute go on to join an amazing network of alumni working for justice as prosecutors, legal aid providers,...
Applications for the 2021-22 Douglass Fellowship cohort are now open until 11:59pm EST Sunday, Apr. 11, 2021. Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom,...
By: KELLI L. ROSS From the Human Trafficking Institute’s Douglass Fellows comes the Trafficking Matters podcast. In each episode, listeners will hear from Douglass...
The USC Gould School of Law News featured Mirelle Raza, USC Gould Class of 2021 and the law school's first Douglass Fellow, in an online article published January 15,...
Trafficking Matters: A Douglass
From HTI’s Douglass Fellows comes the Trafficking Matters podcast. In Season 1, hosts Alicen Rodolph and Samantha Franks speak with anti-trafficking professionals, providing helpful resources and insights for those interested in joining the movement.
Meet the 2021-22 Fellows
The George Washington University Law School
University of California Irvine School of Law
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
University of Boston School of Law
Douglass Fellows have been paired with mentors from many prominent anti-trafficking NGOs and government agencies