Summer Institute 2011


Educational Perspectives and Legal Parameters

Jointly sponsored by the Pace University School of Education and School of Law


July 12, 2011

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


                                              Space is limited!  Register now.


Keynote speakers:   Frank Laghezza, Special Counsel to Schools and Executive Assistant District Attorney in the Crime Prevention Division of the Kings County Office of the District Attorney, Brooklyn NY, and Renee Turner Gregory, Bureau Chief of School Advocacy in the Kings Country Office of the District Attorney and former special education teacher for the NYC Department of Education.

                                    Emily Waldman, Associate Professor of Law at Pace Law School and Chair of the Education Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools.


Program details:

Program schedule

Afternoon concurrent sessions

About the presenters


Program Description:

When Words become Weapons: Educational Perspectives and Legal Parameters, is a one-day Summer Institute on verbal harassment and bullying in our schools and communities.  The Institute will explore issues of anxiety, emotional distress and school avoidance related to verbal harassment and cyber-bullying; provide a framework for understanding current legal mandates and student rights; and, share examples of effective programs that decrease hurtful communications and help students become appropriately able to speak up for themselves and speak out to advocate for others. A special screening of short videos on bullying and an exhibit of other anti-bullying resources are planned.


Who should attend:



School administrators

Social workers, school psychologists, and other student support professionals

Community based organization staff


People concerned about emotional safety in our schools and communities


Where:  Pace University Graduate Center, 1 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY 10606  (Click for directions.)


Institute fee: $75 (Register by June 15th - $65); Students free

                             Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.

                             Two CLE credits available for attorneys, at no extra charge.


Registration:  On-line or by mail


Contact us: (914-773-3872)