Bernard James, professor of law, was quoted in the The New York Times on how primary and secondary schools currently react to cyberbullying at their institutions. The article appeared in the online and print versions on June 28.
As shown in his recent article reconciling the role of school administrators and cell phone policies, James finds that schools are “interpreting statutes too narrowly,” in light of their responsibility to keeping students safe. “The timidity of educators in this context of emerging technology is working to the advantage of bullies,” he said.
James, who has taught at Pepperdine's School of Law since 1984, is a leading scholar in the area of education law. In addition to publishing several articles on educational issues, he writes and speaks on educational law issues for the National School Safety Center, a partnership between the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, and Pepperdine University. James is the past California chairman of the National Organization of Legal Problems in Education (NOLPE).