Conference Will Address Violence on College Campuses

April 4 Columbia Law School Event Looks at Prediction, Prevention, Response
Press contact:
James O’Neill 212-854-1584 Cell: 646-596-2935
March 4, 2008 (NEW YORK) – As disturbing cases of violence on American college campuses continue to make headlines, Columbia Law School will host a day-long conference on the trend, “Violence on Campus: Prediction, Prevention and Response.” The April 4thevent will feature academic experts from law and the social sciences, policy makers and practitioners.
Sessions will cover such topics as predicting violence, how college violence differs from such incidents at the K-12 level, understanding and preventing campus suicide, media coverage of campus violence, the legal issues around privacy vs. public safety, and translating theories into practice.
WHAT: “Violence on Campus: Prediction, Prevention and Response”

WHEN: Friday, April 4, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W 116 Street, between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive, New York City. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
Due to limited space, journalists who wish to attend the conference should contact James O’Neill at 212-854-1584 or [email protected].
For more on the panel topics and speakers, and for non-journalists who wish to register for the event, click here or go to
 The event is presented by Columbia Law School’s Health, Law and Society Program.
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