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Human trafficking experts visit law school

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Two law enforcers and a nongovernmental organization official from the Philippines will visit Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis Friday to discuss global human trafficking.

The visitors are Yehlen Chiu Agus, agent with the National Bureau of Investigation; Girlie Gay Sequino Sanado, an officer of the Philippine National Police; and Jerome Aguila Alcantara, head of the resource center of the Visayan Forum Foundation Inc., which provides reintegration programs benefiting trafficking victims.
George Edwards, international human rights law expert at the law school and the school's Program in International Human Rights Law are hosting the event, which is sponsored by the U.S. State Department as part of its Countering Trafficking in Persons project in the Philippines.

The three are in Indiana as part of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The visit is from 3 to 4 p.m. in Room 267 of Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St., Indianapolis. The event is free to the public; those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Perfecto Boyet Caparas at pcaparas@iupui.edu.
 

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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