Jonathan TodresAssociate Professor of Law
Jonathan Todres is an Associate Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law. He researches and writes on a range of issues related to children’s rights and child well-being. Professor Todres’ current research focuses primarily on vulnerable populations and on trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. His research interests also include the law’s response to violence against children, economic and social rights issues, legal and cultural constructs of maturity, and child participation in children’s rights programs. As a member of the Center for Law, Health & Society, Professor Todres teaches Human Rights and Children, Public Health Law, Torts, and International and Comparative Health Law.
Professor Todres serves as a regular advisor to non-governmental organizations working on legislative and policy initiatives to address trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children, including as Child Rights Advisor to ECPAT-USA (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking). He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Previously, Professor Todres has served as an Acting Assistant Professor at New York University School of Law, an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, and a Visiting Professor (Human Rights) at Vytautas Magnus University School of Law in Lithuania. Professor Todres also practiced law with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and London and clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Professor Todres currently serves as Chair of the AALS Section on Children and the Law. He also has held several leadership posts within the ABA Section of International Law, including Chair of the Section's International Health Law Committee and Vice-Chair of its International Human Rights Committee. Professor Todres received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his B.A. (with high honors in International Development) from Clark University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to attending law school, he worked for a number of years in international development and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand.
Professor Todres has authored numerous publications in the areas of children’s rights, children and the law, and health law.Jonathan Todres
E-mail: jtodres@@E R A S Egsu.edu
Office: 440 UL
International Human Rights
International Health Law
Health Law and Policy
Courses Taught: Human Rights and Children, Public Health Law, International and Comparative Health Law, Torts