Cases & Deals

Ninth graders debate cyberbullying problem

Clients John A. Brashear High School

As part of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Minority Law Day outreach initiative, five associates from Jones Day Pittsburgh facilitated a debate among ninth graders at John A. Brashear High School regarding cyberbullying. Jones Day Pittsburgh associates talked with nearly 90 students in the Beechview neighborhood about legal careers and presented a mock cyberbullying problem for assessment and debate. The students actively participated in the program, as they debated whether a student should be disciplined for creating a website criticizing a teacher, while the Jones Day Pittsburgh associates facilitated discussion and moderated debate. The program was well-received by students and staff.