Cyberbullying in America

A Discussion of Liability, Policy, and Progress

Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, and the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education, with the support of the Rutgers School of Law-Newark Alumni Association, are hosting a full-day symposium for “Cyberbullying in America: A Discussion of Liability, Policy, and Progress” to be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Rutgers School of Law-Newark. The symposium will include multiple panels discussing issues of criminal liability, civil liability, and building good policy in a networked age of bullying.

Topics to be discussed include:

• Perspective from the Bench: Curing the Bias Intimidation Statute & Sentencing in Cyberbullying
• The Role of a Criminal Defense Attorney in a Cyberbullying Prosecution
• A Roadmap to Civil Liability in Cyberbullying
• Cyberbullying and the First Amendment
• Bullying and Blame in the Age of Facebook
• The Role of the Media in Stemming Cyberbullying
• New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Legislation
• Cyberbullying and the Classroom



EMILY BAZELON, Senior Editor, Slate; contributing writer New York Times Magazine; and Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law, Yale Law School
BOB BRAUN, Reporter, The Star-Ledger
HON. GLENN BERMAN, (J.S.C. retired), Of Counsel, Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
(State v. Dharun Ravi presiding judge)
WILLIAM DOBBS, Lawyer and activist
HON. VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE, Assemblywoman, 37th District of New Jersey
ELIZABETH JAFFE, Professor of Law, Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
SETH M. MARNIN, Assistant Director of Legal Affairs, Anti-Defamation League
LUANNE PETERPAUL, Esq., Partner, Peterpaul & Clark
JOSEPH ROMANO, Teacher, Irvington High School, Irvington, NJ
BRIAN SINCLAIR, Esq., Assistant Prosecutor, Bergen County, NJ
RUBIN SININS, Esq., Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, (Molly Wei's defense attorney)
 Moderators: RONALD K. CHEN, Vice Dean, Clinical Professor of Law, and Judge Leonard I. Garth Scholar, Rutgers School of Law-Newark
JOHN J. FARMER, JR., Dean and Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law-Newark
STEVEN GOLDSTEIN, MPP, MS, JD, Associate Chancellor for External Relations, Rutgers-Newark
Location: Rutgers School of Law-Newark
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Credits: CLE: NJ:6.0 | NY:6.0 | PA:5.0
Subject Areas: Criminal Law
Education Law
Student Rights
Cost: $100.00

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