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Legal articles citing Hank Nuwer Hazing scholarship

  1. Brian Crow and Scott R. Rosner, “Institutional and Organization Liability for Hazing in Intercollegiate and Professional Team Sports,” St. John’s Law Review, Vol. 76, Issue 1 (Winter 2002), pp. 87-114.
    Tammy E. Lynn, “Competing with Antitrust Laws—How New York’s Post and Hold Liquor Law Will Lose Against the Sherman Act,” Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 75, Issue 3 (Spring 2010), pp. 975-1014.

Brandon W. Chamberlin, “Am I My Brother’s Keeper—Reforming Criminal Hazing Laws Based on Assumption of Care,”
Emory Law Journal, Vol. 63, Issue 4 (2013-2014), pp. 925-978.
Gregory E. Rutledge, “Review of Hank Nuwer’s Wrongs of Passage,” Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 26, Issue 4 (Spring 2000), pp. 783-814.


Marc Edelman, “How to Prevent High School Hazing: A Legal, Ethical and Social Primer,’ North Dakota Law Review, Vol. 81, Issue 2 (2005), pp. 309-342.


William C. Terrell, “Pledging to Stay Viable: Why Fraternities and Sororities Should Adopt Arbitration as a Response to the Litigation Dilemma,” University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 43, Issue 2 (Winter 2012), pp. 511-[iv].


Joshua A. Sussberg, “Shattered Dreams: Hazing in College Athletics,” Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 24, Issue 3 (March 2003), pp. 1421-1492
Nancy Chi Cantalupo, “Masculinity & Title IX: Bullying and Sexual Harassment of Boys in the American Liberal State,”
Maryland Law Review, Vol. 73, 3 (2014), pp. 887-985.


Gregory L. Acquaviva, “Protecting Students from the Wrongs of Hazing: A Proposal for Strengthening New Jersey’s Anti-Hazing Act,” QLR, Vol. 26, Issue 2 (2008), pp. 305-336.


Karrie Gurbacki, “Hazed and Confused: The Rohm Incident and Necessity of Hazing Legislation,”
Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law, Vol. 4, pp. [i]-11.
Justin M. Burns, “Covering Up an Infection with a Bandage: A Call to Action to Address Flaws in Ohio’s Anti-Hazing Legislation,” Akron Law Review, Vol. 48, 1 (2015), pp. 91-128.

Richard B. Crockett, “Review of Hank Nuwer‘s Wrongs of Passage: Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, and Binge Drinking,”

Journal of Law & Education, Vol. 37, 4 (October 2008), pp. 605-612.
Jared S. Sunshine, “A Lazarus Tax in South Carolina: A Natural History of Fraternities’ Respondeat Liability for Hazing,”
Charlotte Law Review, Vol. 5, Issue 1 (Spring 2014), pp. 79-138.


Gregory S. Parks et al, “White Boys Drink, Black Girls Yell: A Racialized and Gendered Analysis of Violent Hazing and the Law,” Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice, Vol. 18, Issue 1 (Winter 2015), pp. 93-158.

Susan P. Stuart, “Sexually Exploitive Athletic Hazing and Title IX in the Public School Locker Room: Warriors, Machismo, and Jockstraps,” in Hank Nuwer, Hazing (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018).


Jeffrey S. Moorad, “A Hazy Shade of Winter: The Chilling Issues Surrounding Hazing in School Sports and the Litigation That Follows,” Sports Law Journal, Vol. 23, Issue 1 (2016), pp. 211-254.


Kerri Lynn Stone, “Lessons from the Dolphins Richie Incognito Saga,” Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 14, Issue 3 (Summer 2014), pp. 723-753

King-To Yeung and Mindy Stombler, “Gay and Greek: The Identity Paradoz of Gay Fraternities,” Social Problems, Vol. 47, Issue 1 (February 2000), pp. 134-152.


Mark D. Bauer, “Freedom of Association for College Fraternities after Christian Legal Society and Citizens United,”
Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 39, Issue 2 (2013), pp. 247-302.


Stephen Hernandez, “A Better Understanding of Bullying and Hazing in the Military,” Military Law Review, Vol. 223, Issue 2 (2015), pp. 415-439.


Jamie Ball, “This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record (But We’ll Never Tell): How the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act May Help Colleges and Universities Keep Hazing a Secret,” Southwestern University Law Review, Vol. 33, Issue 4 (2004), pp. 477-496.


Michael Boucai, “Balancing Your Strengths Against Your Felonies,” University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 61, Issue 4 (July 2007), pp. 997-1032.


Matthew W. Hughey, “A Paradox of Participation: Nonwhites in White Sororities and Fraternities,”
Social Problems, Vol. 57, 4 (November 2010 ), pp. 653-679.
Amie, Pelletier, “Regulation of Rites: The Effect and Enforcement of Current Anti-Hazing Statutes,”

New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, Vol. 28, Issue 2 (Summer 2002), pp. 377-414.


Evan R. Seamone; David M. Traskey, “Maximizing VA Benefits for Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma: A Practical Guide for Survivors and Their Advocates,” Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Vol. 26, 2 (2014), pp. 343-487.
Gregory S. Parks, et al, “Asian American Fraternity Hazing: An Analysis of Community-Level Factors,”

Asian Pacific American Law Journal, Vol. 22, 1 (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017), pp. 29-56.
Nicole Somers, “College and University Liability for the Dangerous Yet Time-Honored Tradition of Hazing in Fraternities and Student Athletics, Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 33, 3 (2007), pp. 653-680.
Gregory S. Parks, “Victimology, Personality, and Hazing: a Study of Black Greek Organizations, North Carolina Central Law Review, Vol. 36, 1 (2013), pp. 16-40


Scott R. Rosner, “Institutional Liability for Hazing in International Sports,”.Houston Law Review, Vol. 39, 2 (Summer 2002), pp. 275-306.


Jared S. Sunshine, “The Fraternity as Franchise: A Conceptual Framework,”  Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 42, Issue 2 (2016), pp. 375-438.

Jenna MacLachlan, “Dangerous Traditions: Hazing Rituals on Campus and University Liability,”

Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 26, 3 (Winter 2000), pp. 511-548.
Gregory. S. Parks, “Belief, Truth and Positive Organizational Deviance,” Howard Law Journal, Vol. 56, 2 (Winter 2013), pp. 399-446.


Ann C. McGinley, Creating Masculine Identities: Bullying and Harassment Because of Sex,” University of Colorado Law Review , Vol. 79, 4 (2008), pp. 1151-1242.


Claire Wright, “Torture at Home: Borrowing from the Torture Convention to Define Domestic Violence,”
Hastings Women’s Law Journal, Vol. 24, 2 (Summer 2013), pp. 457-578.
Mark D. Bauer, “Small Liberal Arts Colleges: Fraternities and Antitrust: Rethinking Hamilton College,”

Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 53, Issue 2 (Winter 2004), pp. 347-412.
Kenji Yoshino, “The Epistemic Contract of Bisexual Erasure,” Stanford Law Review, Vol. 52, 2 (January 2000), pp. 353-462.



By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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