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News Debate about Cyber-Bullying Headlines Law Day Celebration

Debate about Cyber-Bullying Headlines Law Day Celebration

Creighton School of Law Professor G. Michael Fenner and Oakland, Nebraska, attorney Clarence E. Mock will debate the issue of protection from cyber-bullying vs. protection of First Amendment rights at a special Law Day Luncheon on May 2 in Lincoln. The luncheon honors the winners of the Twelfth Annual Law Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation and the Nebraska Supreme Court.

The Nebraska School Activities Association building, 500 Charleston Street, is the location for the Law Day event, which begins at noon and concludes by 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the debate, which begins at 1:00 p.m. Luncheon attendance is by invitation only. Those interested in attending the debate should reserve space by April 25 by contacting the Bar Foundation, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Essay contest winners from grades eight through twelve will also be recognized for their achievement. The student essayists were asked to address a question related to the Foundation's Law Day theme, "Democracy and the Digital Age of Media." More specifically, the question asked the students how they could be protected from cyber-bullying without compromising the First Amendment rights of those accused of bullying. The luncheon for student winners and their guests is underwritten by Cornhusker Bank.

One of the student winners will also be awarded a scholarship to attend the 10-day National Student Leadership Conference on a major college campus this summer. The scholarship is provided by the Omaha law firm of McGrath North Mullin & Kratz.

Law Day, May 1, is a special day focusing on our heritage of liberty under law, a national day of celebration officially designated by a joint resolution of Congress in 1961. The American Bar Association (ABA), joined by numerous organizations, celebrates Law Day through thousands of programs nationwide. For more information, visit the ABA's website at


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