The following is a press release from the Northeastern University Law Journal:
The Northeastern University Law Journal invites Boston community members to attend its upcoming symposium on Friday, March 30, 2012, at Northeastern University School of Law.
The symposium, entitled Pushed Too Far: The Evolving Legal Implications of School Bullying, highlights several pressing legal questions surrounding the school bullying debate. The Law Journal hopes the event will raise awareness around the issue of school bullying and encourage innovative solutions to the problem.
“This year’s symposium provides an important opportunity for the legal community to continue the debate about the growing legal concerns regarding school bullying,” said Jon Cohen, co-Symposium Editor of the Law Journal.
The symposium will feature keynote addresses by both David Sullivan, District Attorney for the Northwestern District of Massachusetts, and Gary Mayerson, lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the recent New York district court case of TK v. New York City Department of Education. Five panels, comprising nearly 20 legal scholars and practitioners, will also take an in-depth look at specific aspects of the school bullying problem, including criminal punishment for bullies, the effectiveness of anti-bullying legislation and issues surrounding cyberbullying and the first amendment.
The symposium starts at 9:30 a.m., with participant registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Registration is free. Participants may register online at www.nulj.org/symposium prior to the event.
“This is our fourth annual symposium and every year the event has been an engaging and educational experience,” said David Swanson, co-Symposium Editor of the Law Journal. “This year should prove to be no different.”
The Northeastern University Law Journal is a student-run publication that selects an annual public interest legal topic for its publication and then solicits articles from top legal practitioners in the chosen field. Since 2009, the Journal has covered a wide variety of legal topics, including the representation of Guantanamo Bay detainees, litigation during the subprime mortgage crises and an individual’s right to bear arms under the second amendment.