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02/29/2016

S.C. General Alan Wilson Addresses Human Trafficking on March 1

Quick Facts

 The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. in Dina’s Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center.
 As South Carolina’s Attorney General, Wilson is the state’s chief prosecutor, chief securities officer, and the state’s chief legal counsel.
 He is actively involved in promoting awareness of human trafficking in South Carolina.

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Alan Wilson
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson will speak on March 1 at Winthrop University about the state’s efforts to combat human trafficking.

The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. in Dina’s Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center.

As South Carolina’s Attorney General, Wilson is the state’s chief prosecutor, chief securities officer, and the state’s chief legal counsel. He is actively involved in promoting awareness of human trafficking in South Carolina.

The Attorney General’s office includes more than 200 employees and nearly 90 attorneys who manage approximately 8,000 active case files. Wilson has worked closely with the State Law Enforcement Division, every sheriff, the Police Chief’s Association, victim’s advocacy groups and all 16 solicitors. This coalition has been successful in passing crucial public safety legislation, such as the Ashley Hall bill, domestic violence reform, Emma's Law and human trafficking reform.

Prior to his election, Wilson served as an assistant solicitor and as an assistant attorney general before entering private practice with the Columbia firm of Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A. He began his legal career working for the late Judge Marc H. Westbrook.

A graduate of Francis Marion University, Wilson also has a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

The attorney general is brought to Winthrop by the John West Forum on Politics & Policy and the legal studies program.

For more information, contact Katarina Moyon, co-director of the West Forum, at 803/323-4663.

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