Former Pennsylvania First Lady Judge Margorie O. Rendell highlights the Civics and Law Academy, a day-long program on cyber-bullying and its legal ramifications on Wednesday, May 1, at the Arcadia University School of Continuing Studies’ King of Prussia Campus. Developed for high school students, teachers and educational leaders, the day-long, interactive event will include a mock Supreme Court hearing on cyber-bullying—a paramount topic of discussion in school districts in the U.S. today. The hearing is based on the recent Third Circuit Decision and will include students taking positions and presenting arguments.
Rendell, a judge in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and Montgomery County Deputy District Attorney Sharon Giamporcaro (Chief of the Juvenile Division) will lead the academy. The event is being held in cooperation between Arcadia’s School of Continuing Studies, the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Students from high schools in the Philadelphia, Souderton Area, and Phoenixville School Districts are scheduled to attend. Anyone else interested in attending should contact Beth Specker, Director of Education Initiatives, Arcadia University, School of Continuing Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the hearing, and a special panel titled Judges on Judging, teachers attending will have an opportunity to learn more about the programs offered by Arcadia’s School of Continuing Studies.
Arcadia University’s School of Continuing Studies opened the King of Prussia Campus at 1150 First Avenue, Suite 700 in 2011 to offer on-campus and online programs in an effort to better serve the baccalaureate and graduate needs of the Greater Philadelphia community. The KOP Campus offers graduate degrees in Education and undergraduate bachelor degrees for the adult working professional: Liberal Studies and Professional Business Program; and Arcadia’s Center for Summer Learning.