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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Law School to Host Symposium on Cyberbullying in Schools

Story Contact(s):
Nathan Hurst, hurstn@missouri.edu, 573-882-6217

By Jerett Rion

WHAT: The University of Missouri School of Law and the Missouri Law Review will host a two-day symposium on the effects of cyberbullying among elementary and secondary students. The symposium, “Cyberbullying: Emerging Realities and Legal Challenges,” will feature an array of national experts, including keynote speaker John Palfrey, co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and vice-dean at the Harvard School of Law. The symposium will address the extent to which the First Amendment restricts cyberbullying regulation, the psychological effects cyberbullying has on children, and practical concerns facing teachers and school administrators as they implement legislative mandates to combat cyberbullying.

For more information about the symposium, visit: law.missouri.edu/lawreview.

WHO:
Keynote Speaker:

John Palfrey, co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Other Speakers:

Lyrissa Lidsky, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Barry McDonald, Pepperdine University School of Law

Ari Waldman, California Western School of Law

Melissa Holt, Boston University School of Education

Mark Small, Clemson University Department of Psychology

Philip Rodkin, University of Illinois College of Education

Joseph Laramie, Laramie Consulting

Susan Limber, Institute on Family & Neighborhood Life, Clemson University

Daniel Weddle, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

The Missouri Law Review, an entirely student-run publication, is one of the oldest legal publications west of the Mississippi River.

WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, Feb. 9 and Friday, Feb. 10
Room 7, Hulston Hall
MU Campus

NOTE: The symposium is free and open to the public.

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