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» Dating is a personal issue – unless it involves the workplace or the classroom.In several law schools where I have worked, there are professors or employees who are happily married to former students, whom they began to date while they were students.Perhaps schools turn a blind eye because law students are adults – in contrast to undergraduate students – and, in theory, they are thus freer to make decisions about whom to date, much like people who date co-workers.But what about unwanted attention or a perceived inability to say no?An increasing number of companies and schools are instituting no-dating policies for these reasons. Posted by Kelly Anders on December 22, 2014 at PM in Current Affairs, Life of Law Schools, Teaching Law, Workplace Law | Permalink Professors should not date students.
Schools, including law schools, should forbid this behavior, full stop.Whether or not students are adults, in all of their interactions with professors -- the people who will be grading them and responsible, in non-trivial ways, for their professional life course -- it should be crystal clear to all involved what is on the table and what is not.I don't think this is a close question, even as I acknowledge that it happens not infrequently, including among people I know and respect.Posted by: JG | Dec 22, 2014 PM Yes, we'll just pass rules and regulations to cover all aspects of adult sexual relationships in law schools. And if the unthinkable should happen and they are violated?Well, we'll hold hearings and ensure that these sex criminals are punished for the temerity to have illicit orgasms about which we can only express the sternest disapproval.I find it depressing that the original post refers to undergraduates, folks who are 18-21 or older, as non-adults.