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Cyberbullying in America: A Discussion of Liability, Progress, and Policy

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Center for Law and Justice

Baker Trial Courtroom

Free, Registration is Required
For more info:
Randy Gray, Editor-in-Cheif

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, Garden State Equality, and the American Constitution Society, 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.

Registration is open at: This event is free and open to the public. If seeking CLE credit, the registration fee is $100 (CLE: 6.0 NJ | 6.0 NY | 5.0 PA credit hours).

Symposium Details:


10:00 AM: Criminal Panel: “Prosecuting & Defending an Alleged Cyberbully: The Role of the Criminal Justice System in a Networked Age of Bullying”

Moderator: John J. Farmer, Jr., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rutgers University
• Hon. Glenn Berman (J.S.C. retired), Of Counsel, Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP (State v. Dharun Ravi presiding judge)
• William Dobbs, Lawyer & activist
• Rubin Sinins, Esq., Partner, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins (Molly Wei's defense attorney)
• Brian Sinclair, Esq, Assistant Prosecutor, Bergen County, NJ

11:45 AM: LUNCH

12:15 PM: Civil Panel: “The Cost of Cyberbullying: Individuals, Webhosts, and Community Liability in a Networked Age of Bullying”

Moderator: Ronald K. Chen, Acting Dean, Clinical Professor of Law, and Judge Leonard I. Garth Scholar, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
• Emily Bazelon, Senior Editor, Slate; contributing writer New York Times Magazine; and Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law, Yale Law School
• Elizabeth M. Jaffe, Associate Professor of Law at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
• Shannon Cuttle, Director, Anti-Bullying Initiatives, Garden State Equality

2:00 PM: Keynote: Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Attorney General of New Jersey, "Cyberbullying in New Jersey"

2:30 PM: Policy Panel: “It Takes a Community to Stop a Cyberbully: Moving Towards a Model of Community Involvement in a Networked Age of Bullying”
Moderator: Steven Goldstein, Esq., Associate Chancellor for External Relations, Rutgers-Newark
• Bob Braun, Reporter, The Star-Ledger
• Hon. Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Assemblywoman, 37th District of New Jersey
• Seth M. Marnin, Assistant Director of Legal Affairs, Anti-Defamation League
• Joseph Romano, Irvington High School Teacher