Shelly George

Shelly George
Associate Professor of Law

B.A., Howard University
J.D., Texas Tech School of Law

Professor Shelly George holds a B.A. from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law in Lubbock, Texas. Professor George practices in the areas of Criminal Law, Administrative Law, and Family Law in the State of Texas. She has worked on behalf of the indigent at Legal Aid before becoming a Criminal Prosecutor in Travis County, Texas. Professor George worked specifically to address the needs of victims of domestic abuse by helping them acquire protective orders and other services designed to assist and empower victims. She also worked to spread awareness about battered victims to end domestic violence.

Professor George currently teaches Criminal Law, Evidence and Criminal Procedure. Professor George has taught Education Law, Civil Rights, and International Human Rights. She has also taught International Human Rights: Global Sex Trafficking at the University of Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria for two semesters. Professor George was also an invited guest speaker of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, China. She spoke as an International Scholar on the issue of Sex Trafficking. Professor George was one of only two invited American professors at this particular conference. She also spoke at the University of Gloucestershire in Gloucester, England, the summer of 2007 on an Education Law issue.

Articles

Where Has Their Innocence Gone? Addressing Child Sex TourismWestern Journal of Criminal Justice (Western Illinois University) (2014)

Sex Trafficking Laws in East TennesseeDICTA (A Monthly Publication of the Knoxville Bar Association) (2014)

Porn and Commercial Sexual ExploitationWestern Journal of Criminal Justice (2013)

Jailing the Johns–The Issue of Demand in Human Sex TraffickingFlorida Coastal Law Review (2012)

The Strong Arm of the Law is Weak: How the TVPA Fails to Effectively Assist Victims of the Sex TradeCreighton Law Review (2012)

Presentations

The Strong Arm of the Law is Weak: How the TVPA is Failing Victims of The Sex Trafficking TradeAthens Institute for Education and Research 8th Annual International Conference on Law (2011)

Addressing the Issue of Demand in the Global Sex Trade11th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations (2011)

International Human Rights: Global Sex TraffickingStellar International Networks Conference (2011)

Childhood Obesity (The Marketing of Fast Food to the Poor and People of Color),Northeastern University Law School Law Journal Symposium (2011)

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