March 25, 2008
Bullying in the Workplace
The New York Times had an overwhelming response to their last article on workplace bullying, "Meet the Work Bully", (March 11, 2008), and has continued the discussion with a new article in today's Health section, "When the Bully Sits in the Next Cubicle" by Tara Parker-Pope, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/health/25well.html?ex=1364184000&en=2670251c0ad94793&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink
Where workplace bullying is happening is especially notable; health care settings, academia, and the legal profession.
As law professors, we are uniquely capable of changing the socialization process of future lawyers.
For a list of workplace bullying behaviors:
It is hard not to find bullying behaviors in law school, and we can change this phenomenon.
March 24, 2008
My interest is in bullying and peer intimidation among law students; however, the New York Times has a truly horrific article on bullying.
If we are allowing this to happen in our high schools, it's no wonder we have bullies in law school that turn out to be bullies in firms.
While I wish the buck stopped in elementary school, it has to stop somewhere.