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Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law, Georgia State University

Jonathan Todres is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law. His research focuses on children’s rights and child well-being. Professor Todres has focused, in particular, on child trafficking and related forms of child exploitation, the implementation of children’s rights law, human rights education, and human rights and the social determinants of health. His recent books include: "Preventing Child Trafficking: A Public Health Approach" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019) (coauthored with Angela Diaz) and "The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Rights Law" (Oxford University Press, 2020) (coedited with Shani King). Professor Todres serves as a regular advisor to nongovernmental organizations working to address human trafficking and other children’s rights issues. He is a member of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Professor Todres is a past chair of both the Section on International Human Rights and the Section on Children and the Law of the Association of American Law Schools, and he served in various leadership roles in the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. In 2018, he served as a Fulbright Scholar in residence at University College Cork in Ireland. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. (International Development) from Clark University, and he served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, Georgia State University


  • 1999 
    Columbia Law School, J.D.