New Jersey lawyer focusing on special education law and employment law

Category: Student Rights

Cyberbullying and Freedom of Speech

Cyberbullying a hot topic. But it is also a murky area of law. Not many people can offer a good definition of cyberbulling. The courts are literally

NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – Part II

In a previous blog entry, I briefly explained the purpose of New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. I also suggested that Assemblyman

NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act

The New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act awaits Governor Christie’s signature. The bill passed 30-0 in the State Senate and 71-1 in the Stat

Remembering Sophie Lancaster

Goth is a subculture in which people often wear black clothing and listen to a variety of music, including punk rock, heavy metal, gothic rock, and

Six Weeks of Bullying in the News

In a previous blog entry, I discussed the tragedy of gay students who committed suicide in the Anoka-Hennepin school district in Minnesota during t

Off-campus Conduct, Nose Jewelry, and Sexting

In the three weeks since the new school year started there have been a string of news about events affecting student rights in the schools. Three of

The Anoka-Hennepin Suicides

Last week, I went to an IEP meeting at a New Jersey school to help my client’s child get an appropriate and meaningful IEP. In the school hallway, I

Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs in School

When a student has food allergies or special dietary needs, schools may be legally obligated to provide accommodations. When a student has specia

School Bullying, Intimidation, & Harassment

In the past few weeks, I have received an unusually large number of emails from parents concerned about their child who is being bullied and sexually

Mohawks, Tattoos, and Facial Piercings… in School

I remember my first year of high school very fondly, just like it was yesterday. I had a good friend with a mohawk. We were in a couple of classes