Federal prosecutor to speak about human trafficking, September 27, 2012
Robert Moossy, acting section chief of the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will speak about human trafficking on Thursday, September 27, from noon–1:00 p.m. in the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom. He will address federal initiatives, national policy, and best practices to end human trafficking. The event is free and open to the public.
Based in Washington, D.C., Moossy supervises over a hundred prosecutors and staff who specialize in prosecuting police misconduct, hate crimes, and human trafficking crimes in courts across the United States. Previously, he was the first director of the Civil Rights Division’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit. He has prosecuted law enforcement misconduct, hate crimes, and human trafficking cases. Before joining the Criminal Section, he worked in the Civil Rights Division on civil litigation to address patterns of police misconduct and abuses in jails and prisons. In addition to his other duties, he is currently the cochair of the Civil Rights Division’s committee to hire attorneys under the Attorney General’s Honors Program. Moossy grew up in Texas and attended Rice University and the University of Houston School of Law.
The event is cosponsored by the Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, along with the UT IC² Institute and Bureau of Business Research, the UT Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault at the UT School of Social Work.
Contact: Eden Harrington, Director of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, 512-232-7068, firstname.lastname@example.org.