School of Law News
Panel Discusses Bullying in Schools
Posted October 10, 2012
The Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies presented a panel discussion titled "Bullying in Schools: How Should the Law Protect Students?" on October 3 in the Blake Law Center. The panel featured Kevin Roy, Attorney in Shipman & Goodwin's School Law Practice Group, Gabrielle Viator, Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Alexander Rosas, Professor of Political Science at Western New England University.
This event was created as a result of increasing public awareness about the nature, scope, and harmful affects of bullying in schools which has raised questions about the appropriate role of law to protect students in this context. The panel addressed whether the law is working to change the culture that gives rise to bullying and also focused on the appropriate role of law in protecting students from violence and harassment from their peers.