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CALENDAR ITEM: MU Law School to Host Symposium on Cyberbullying in Schools

February 9th, 2012

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 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.

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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.

Thursday, Feb. 9 and Friday, Feb. 10
Room 7, Hulston Hall
MU Campus

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