NEW YORK — Law schools across the nation are among the safest, according to a new report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.
The report found that nearly half of law schools have policies and procedures to ensure the safety of students and staff, including an ongoing effort to monitor students and employees for cyber-security vulnerabilities and the use of social media by law school students.
The U.S. Department of Education did not offer a breakdown of the schools’ cyber-safety policies and protocols.
The department has issued a guidance document to schools on how to handle and respond to cybersecurity risks.
It’s not the first time the law school has had an issue with cyber safety.
In the late 1990s, law schools nationwide reported that students were using social media to communicate with each other and with students from outside their classrooms.
That led to a series of lawsuits and an investigation by the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security.
The Justice Department investigated the use and spread of malware that infected computers at several law schools.