Janet Judge to Speak to Wesleyan Student-Athletes Thursday, Sept. 23 About Social Networking Sites

Janet JudgeJanet Judge will speak to the Wesleyan student-athletes on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm in 150 Exley Science Center on the possible harmful practices of posting comments and pictures of an offensive nature or of hazing activities on social networking sites and other internet pages.

Ms. Judge is admitted to practice law before state and federal courts in both Maine and Massachusetts.  She is included in the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of employment and sports law.  She works with colleges and universities and their counsel on a wide variety of employment and sports related matters.

She recently presented the legal side of hazing at the NCAA’s Hazing Summit.  She has been invited to speak to more than 40,000 NCAA student-athletes on issues involving leadership, ethics, dangers of internet activities, hazing, harassment and sportsmanship.

Ms. Judge is a graduate of Harvard University.  While a student there she captained the women’s soccer team.  Her team participated in three NCAA tournaments.  She later served as an Assistant Director of Athletics at Harvard.  Later she coached soccer and basketball at Simmons College while attending Boston University School of Law. 

Ms. Judge's speaking engagement at Wesleyan has been made possible through an educational grant from the NCAA.