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Jaffe

Elizabeth M. Jaffe

Associate Professor

ejaffe@johnmarshall.edu

404-872-3593 Ext. 266

Education

B.A., Emory University, magna cum laude
J.D., Washington University School of Law

Courses Taught

Client Interviewing & Counseling; Depositions; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure

Career Highlights

Elizabeth M. Jaffe is an Associate Professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Professor Jaffe teaches Legal Research and Writing, Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure, and an intersession course on Taking and Defending Depositions. Professor Jaffe’s scholarly research focuses on education law and the legal response to bullying. Professor Jaffe has published the following articles in this area: Elizabeth M. Jaffe, Imposing A Duty In An Online World: Holding The Webhost Liable For Cyberbullying, 35 HASTINGS COMM. & ENT. L.J. 277 (2013); Elizabeth M. Jaffe, Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Extreme and Outrageous Conduct Will Never Hurt Me: The Demise of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims in the Aftermath of Snyder v. Phelps, 57 WAYNE L. REV. 473 (2011); Elizabeth M. Jaffe, Cyberbullies Beware: Reconsidering Vosburg v. Putney in the Internet Age, 5 CHARLESTON L. REV. 379 (2011); Elizabeth M. Jaffe & Robert J. D’Agostino, Bullying in Public Schools: The Intersection Between the Student’s Free Speech Rights and the School’s Duty to Protect, 62 MERCER L. REV. 407 (2011). Professor Jaffe recently presented at the Symposium “Cyberbullying in America: A Discussion of Liability, Policy, and Progress” sponsored by the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal and the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education. She has received national media coverage for her expertise in this emerging area of the law.

Professor Jaffe received her B.A. with high honors from Emory University. She received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1995. While in law school, Professor Jaffe served as an associate editor of the Washington Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law. In her third year of law school, Professor Jaffe published a Comment titled: A Structure for Legal Interpretation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Oberti v. Board of Education, 995 F.2d 1024 (3d Cir. 1993), 46 WASH U.J.URB. & CONTEMP. L. 391 (1994). After graduating from law school, Professor Jaffe served as the Judicial Clerk to The Honorable John E. Girardeau, Superior Court, Northeastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia. Professor Jaffe then practiced in the areas of family law and business litigation until she joined the faculty at Atlanta’s John Marshall School of Law in 2006.

Publications

Elizabeth M. Jaffe, From the School Yard to Cyberspace: A Review of Bullying Liability,   40 Rutgers Comm. & Tech. L.J. 17 (2014).

Elizabeth M. Jaffe, Imposing a Duty in an Online World: Holding the Webhost Liable for Cyberbullying, 35 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J.  277 (2013).

Elizabeth M. Jaffe & Robert J. D’Agostino, Bullying in Public Schools: The Intersection Between the Student’s Free Speech Rights and the School’s Duty to Protect, 62 MERCER L. REV. 407 (2011).

Elizabeth M. Jaffe, Cyberbullies Beware: Reconsidering Vosburg v. Putney in the Internet Age, 5 CHARLESTON L. REV. 379 (2011).

Elizabeth M. Jaffe, Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Extreme and Outrageous Conduct Will Never Hurt Me: The Demise of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims in the Aftermath of Snyder v. Phelps, 57.2 Wayne L. Rev.  473 (2011).

Elizabeth M. Jaffe, A Structure for Legal Interpretation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Oberti v. Bd. of Educ., 995 F.2d 1024 (2d Cir. 1993), 46 Wash U.J. Urb. & Contemp. L. 391 (1994).

 

Media, Public & Professional Appearances

GPB News. (2011). Revamped Bullying Law Arrives In Schools. http://www.gpb.org/news/2011/11/08/revamped-bullying-law-arrives-in-schools-0
North Jersey News. (2013). Rutgers forum looks at challenges of prosecuting cyberbullying cases. http://www.northjersey.com/news/CYBERBULLYING.html?page=all–
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. (2013). AJMLS Professor Weighs in on Anti-Bullying Laws. http://www.johnmarshall.edu/2013/04/ajmls-professor-weighs-in-on-anti-bullying-laws/
NJ Spotlight. (2013). At Cyberbullying Conference, Experts and Educators Try to Define Line Between Texting and Trouble. http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/13/04/24/at-cyberbullying-conference-experts-and-educators-try-to-define-line-between-texting-and-trouble/