June 15, 2017

Bridgette Ann Carr, J.D., to Give 22nd Annual U-M Department of Psychiatry Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine

Carr to focus talk on human trafficking victims and international anti-trafficking policies

Bridgette Ann Carr, J.D., B.A. will give the U-M Department of Psychiatry’s 22nd Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine. Carr will give a talk focused on human trafficking victims and the advancement of comprehensive domestic and international anti-trafficking policies. This lecture will be held on Wednesday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m. at Ford Auditorium in University Hospital.

Professor Carr’s work focuses on driving paradigm shifts in the way human trafficking victimization is perceived and addressed, and helping reintegrate victims by developing legal solutions that address the complex issues of coercion and victimization around compelled service and its aftermath.

As the founding director of the U-M Law School’s Human Trafficking Clinic (the first clinical law program solely devoted to addressing this issue comprehensively), Professor Carr, her colleagues, and a new generation of trainees have provided free legal services to victims since 2009, supporting the wide-ranging needs of men, women, and children, both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, who have been victimized by a range of trafficking crimes.

Using the U-M clinic as a model, Professor Carr is working with university partners around the world to develop similar programs to combat human trafficking and train law students, and has helped establish university law clinics in Mexico, Ethiopia, and Brazil to broaden the network of legal experts who can address the issues of compelled service that transcend international borders. She is the lead author of the first casebook on human trafficking law and policy, which examines the cross-section of criminal justice, civil and human rights, immigration, and international law that frames these issues.

The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry established the Raymond W. Waggoner Lectureship on Ethics and Values in Medicine in 1996. This lectureship was created in honor of the late Dr. Waggoner, emeritus professor and past chairman of the department of psychiatry, who throughout his career and to all who knew him, has exemplified the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

The esteemed lectureship is an annual event to recognize Dr. Waggoner’s enormous contributions to the University of Michigan medical center and to the profession, and to promulgate his interest in medical ethics.


For further information, please contact:

Debra Pinals, M.D.


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Sandra Glover

Administrative Assistant Senior

University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry


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