Kate Mogulescu

Assistant Professor of Clinical Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Areas of Expertise

Exploitation Crimes
Gender Justice
Public Defense
Sex Trafficking


B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton
J.D., Yale Law School

Professor Kate Mogulescu joined Brooklyn Law School in fall 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Law after 14 years with The Legal Aid Society, where she served as a supervising attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice. Her work and scholarship focus largely on gender issues in the criminal legal system, with special attention to human trafficking. In 2011, she founded the Exploitation Intervention Project, which represents victims of trafficking and exploitation and sex workers who are prosecuted in New York City. She also developed and continues to lead the Survivor Reentry Project at the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, a national training and technical assistance initiative on post-conviction advocacy for survivors of trafficking.

Professor Mogulescu has served as a speaker and specialist on human trafficking for the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in India, and has also testified before the New York City Council, the New York State Legislature, and the United Nations Human Rights Committee. She regularly trains public defenders, prosecutors, and other members of the criminal justice community in best practices, and advocates extensively against the criminalization of vulnerable and exploited people.

Her critical analysis of human trafficking policy and discourse has been published in the Florida Law Review, the CUNY Law Review, and the Anti-Trafficking Review. She has also been widely featured in popular media, including an op-ed in The New York Times in 2014 titled “The Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking,” and she has been profiled in The Guardian and The Village Voice.