Elizabeth M. Jaffe

Associate Professor

ejaffe@johnmarshall.edu

(678) 916-2637

Education

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

Courses Taught

Domestic Relations; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure; Depositions

Career Highlights

Elizabeth M. Jaffe is an Associate Professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Professor Jaffe teaches Domestic Relations, 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 numerous articles related to bullying, cyberbullying, free speech, and social media. 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 University 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 Law School in 2006.

Publications

Swatting: The New Cyberbullying Frontier After Elonis v. United States, 64 Drake L. Rev. 455 (2016).

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

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).

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

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).

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

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (2019). Professor Elizabeth Jaffe Cited in Dissenting Opinion.

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (2019). Professor Jaffe Quoted in The Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal (2019). It’s Hard to Spot the Terrorists Among the Trolls.

Lin Elementary School PTA (2017). Cyberbullying Prevention.

The Wrap (2016). Logo’s Gay Bachelor Threatens to Sue Online ‘Bullies’ Following Escort Scandal.

NJ Spotlight. (2013). At Cyberbullying Conference, Experts and Educators Try to Define Line Between Texting and Trouble.

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. (2013). AJMLS Professor Weighs in on Anti-Bullying Laws.

North Jersey News. (2013). Rutgers forum looks at challenges of prosecuting cyberbullying cases.

GPB News. (2011). Revamped Bullying Law Arrives In Schools.