Law in Society Competition Hypothetical - 2013
If you were able to write a law making it illegal for students to try to intimidate their teacher online, what would it say?
Imagine you are a legislative aide and write a law that addresses the following:
Recent news reports have detailed attempts by students to intimidate or torment teachers with disparaging Internet postings. Some of these postings include fake websites and profiles, false accusations of inappropriate behavior, or attempts to encourage other students to join in disruptive actions aimed at a teacher.
Your job as a legislative aide is to draft a law that would make such postings illegal, and then write a report to a General Assembly committee advocating for the law. In your report you should anticipate the arguments of those who oppose the law and address those arguments.Updated: Dec 11, 2012