For Baker, '16, a Prelaw Experience at Ingham County Probate Court

Krisitine Baker
Ensuring the safety of society's most vulnerable members is often a legal matter, and this summer some of that work was handled by Kristine Baker, '16, through an internship with Ingham County Probate Court. Focused on cases involving young children and legally incapacitated adults, Baker visited homes and spent part of nearly every day testifying in front of a judge.

Mitchell Moore, '16, on His State Department Internship in Zambia

Mitchell Moore, '16, outside the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia
"I have developed a passion for international politics and diplomacy through my learning with the Political Science Department," says Mitchell Moore, '16. "So I filled out an online application for a summer internship through the U.S. Department of State, and that's brought me halfway around the world working on our country's behalf in Zambia."

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Booth Walling: Help Eradicate Human Trafficking in Michigan

"Human trafficking is an international problem but it also happens in Michigan," writes Carrie Booth Walling, Albion College assistant professor of political science, in a January 31, 2015 op-ed column in the Flint Journal. "It happens in urban centers, suburban communities and rural areas. Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which people profit from the control and exploitation of others whether or not victims cross international or state borders." Labor trafficking, in particular, is a major problem in Michigan, she adds.

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Albion Professor Co-Creates Online Human Rights Resource

Carrie Booth Walling
Scholars, teachers, and activists concerned with human rights have a valuable new resource, thanks to Albion College assistant professor of political science Carrie Booth Walling and University of Michigan professor Susan Waltz. The pair recently launched a website to provide comprehensive information on human rights advocacy and the ongoing standardization of international policy. Their work is featured in the latest edition of Human Rights Quarterly.

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