Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate to Speak at John James Lecture

Surgeon and anti-human trafficking advocate, Professor the Lord McColl of Dulwich CBE, will present “Human Trafficking – A World-Wide Problem” at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Eighth Annual John E. James Distinguished Lecture. The presentation will take place in the Moot Court Room of Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon.

Lord McColl studied medicine at London University and was Professor of Surgery at Guy’s Hospital until 1998. He continues to teach at King’s College on the Guy’s Campus. Lord McColl also is Surgeon to the international charity Mercyships and frequently operates in the poorest countries of West Africa.

Lord McColl and his wife have acquired a heightened interest in the world-wide problem of human trafficking. He has become very knowledgeable in the field and lectured widely around the world on the topic. 

He is currently the Shadow Minister of Health for the Conservative Party and could become, depending on parliamentary elections later this year, the Minister of Health in Great Britain.

Macon attorney and Mercer Law School alumnus John E. James, LLB ’64, created the John James Distinguished Lecture Series as an opportunity for Mercer Law School students and the community to hear from some of the world's renowned legal orators. The lecture series is facilitated with the assistance of Lord Slynn of Hadley and the lecture series committee composed of Tommy Day Wilcox, Hugh Lawson, Robert F. Hatcher, Candi Nobles James, M.D., and Mercer Law School Dean Daisy Hurst Floyd.

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