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Buel lectures at University of Kentucky about human trafficking issues
, Director of the Diane Halle Center for Family Justice at the College of Law, lectured on “A Global
Crisis, A Global Response,” at an event hosted by University of Kentucky’s Center for Research on Violence Against Women, on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
The lecture focused specifically on the coercion and agency aspects of human trafficking.
Buel, who NBC has called one of the five most inspiring women in America, has worked for more than 30 years with battered women and children. She graduated
from Harvard Law School, where she founded the Harvard Battered Women’s Advocacy Project, the Harvard Women in Prison Project, and the Harvard Children and Family Rights Project. She was a prosecutor for six years in Boston and Quincy, Mass., and for 14 years was a clinical professor at the University of Texas School of Law, where she founded and co-directed their Domestic Violence Clinic, co-founded the University of Texas Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and served as special counsel for the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.