Professor of Law, Georgia State University

Jonathan Todres is Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law. His research centers on children’s rights and child well-being. He has authored numerous publications on child trafficking and related forms of exploitation, implementation of children’s rights law, economic and social rights, and legal and cultural constructs of childhood. He is co-author of Human Rights in Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law (Oxford University Press, 2016) and co-editor of The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child: An Analysis of Treaty Provisions and Implications of US Ratification (Transnational, 2006). Todres serves as a regular advisor to nongovernmental organizations working on legislative and policy initiatives to address children's rights issues. He lectures frequently on children’s rights and has presented testimony before the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child and at congressional briefings in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on child trafficking and other children’s rights issues. Since 2012, Todres has served on three committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine—two addressing bullying prevention, and one on commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Todres holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. (International Development) from Clark University.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, Georgia State University


  • 1999 
    Columbia Law School, J.D.