Online learning can increase accessibility for students, but it also presents significant challenges. In particular, students, educators, and administrators all struggle to address bullying and harassment when they move outside the traditional classroom. This trend has been developing for many years as students began using online applications, both school-sponsored and otherwise, but with the mass move online during the COVID pandemic, the legal issues surrounding online harassment are about to balloon, and the liabilities for educators could last many years.
This program will provide an overview of the harassment and free speech issues that can arise both in an online learning setting and in online communications among students that take place outside of school-sponsored forums. Presented by Samantha Harris, the program will benefit attorneys who represent students, teachers and faculty, administrators, and educational institutions at both the K-12 level, and at institutions of higher education.
Samantha Harris is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and is of counsel to the firm of Mudrick & Zucker, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of campus discipline, Title IX, and free speech. For more than 15 years, she has advised students, faculty, administrators, and attorneys on issues of free speech and due process on campus. She lectures regularly about students' rights at campuses and conferences around the country, including at the Judicial Conferences of the Third and Fourth Circuits. Ms. Harris has been published in Inside Higher Ed, the New York Daily News, Reason, The Washington Post, Vox, and other publications, and has represented FIRE on ESPN, Fox News, NPR, and more.
Ms. Harris received her undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton University in 1999, and went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2002. She completed a judicial clerkship with the late Judge Jay C. Waldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
very clear and very good examples and cases
Very interesting and timely content, thank you!
Very well done and engaging I enjoyed the hypothetical wrapup
Very good information
Timely and informative course.
Wonderful presentation--connected a lot of dots and was clear
Excellent and timely. My only negative observation is that, in using NY law for your example of relevant state law, you overlooked the highly relevant Dignity Act-Article 2 of the Education Law, in favor of much less pertinent penal law.
Great course for the current times we are living in!!!
This was actually a really good PD.
The hypotheticals at the end of the presentation were particularly useful. Many thanks!
Excellent! I appreciated all the case examples and hypotheticals. And that the material was so timely.
Good presentation; knowledgeable presenter!
Good, relevant and current content! Thank you.
Samantha Harris is fantastic!
excellent content and presentation
good presentation with support materials
The lecture was very informative and helpful.
Wonderful, thorough and timely program. Would be interested in an update once some Covid online cases are litigated in the future...
great, straightforward presentation of the material.
Well presented and clear
Really enjoyed this course - found it interesting and helpful!
Well organized and well presented.
Ms. Harris is fantastic and one of the best presenters you have.
good current topic
Great and timely. Relating old “school” textbook law to current events, excellent CLE.
great course, great instructor. Engaging and substantive.
Really interesting subject matter!
I particularly liked her unpretentious and straightforward manner.
Excellent use of hypothetical cases.
Great presenter! Thank you for this up to date current content!
One of the best courses I've taken online. Loved the hypos.
In addition to being a practicing Attorney I also have taught high school in the Chicago land area for 45 years. I found the content and manner of presentation outstanding and most valuable especially in these Zoom presentation times.
Excellent presentation: online program about the ethics of online educational learning environments. How appropriate; yet very informative.
Very interesting course. The speaker was effective and very engaging. One of the best MCLE course I have ever taken. The topic is not one I deal with, but I understood the discussion and enjoyed it immensely. I also think the speaker was very effective at talking about topics where listeners could have very different views and at no point did her viewpoint drive her presentation. Highly, highly recommended.
The faculty spoke a little fast...but the written materials were helpful.
Very informative and well presented.
Great CLE; informative & clear.
I would given these "5"s had that been an option. Great presentation!
Well organized and informative.
She was great
knows her stuff
Very timely course!
I enjoyed the presentation.
Timely and very clear and informative
Excellent presentation. Thank you.
Very timely and thorough. Good use of hypotheticals to re-enforce the principles discussed.
Very timely. Online instructors can use this info to create content/viewpoint neutral policies regarding unacceptable online conduct.
This course is among the very best that I have taken. Thank you.
Excellent and informative
A very timely overview of Title IX discrimination as it applies both generally to education, and more specifically to the online learning environment we're currently in. Ms. Harris was excellent.
Presenter did an excellent job, using her materials as back up to her lecture and not simply reading from them as another presenter did. She also had excellent hypotheticals explained how the laws are to be applied. Excellent!
Very, very good presentation. An area of law that scares most of us. The presentation importantly points out the vast degree of complexity that cyber-environments are wedging into constitutional law and civil rights litigation considerations. The next client that wants to see me about a relevant case along these lines, I will go back and review this video before interviewing my client.
She was GREAT! Very relevant topic.
This was an enjoyable program that has particularly relevance given the prevalence of online learning.
Really informative and great catch up on current case law
Great class. Very relevant and informative.
Interesting and presented nicely.
This was a great program- very applicable to real life situations!
Thoughtful and provocative
Loved the Zoom background!
Great teacher!! Thanks!!
Very practical and helpful application tips for the caselaw.
great presentation! very informative!