What is Hazing?

before engaging in activity that may be hazing:

  •     Would I feel comfortable participating in this activity if my parents were watching?
  •     Would we get in trouble if the Dean of Students walked by?
  •     Am I being asked to keep these activities a secret?
  •     Am I doing anything illegal?
  •     Does participation violate my values or those of my organization?
  •     Is it causing emotional distress or stress of any kind to myself or others?
  •     If someone were injured, would I feel comfortable being investigated by the insurance carrier?
  •     When I apply for jobs, can I take the onus of having a criminal arrest on my record?

Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau is a champion for the injured.  Both as an attorney and as the father of four children, he takes hazing very seriously.  As his youngest child is a student at College of William & Mary (W&M) in Williamsburg, VA, Landau was impressed by the school’s robust anti-hazing campaign.

Visit the W&M website to read a comprehensive list of specific behaviors that constitute hazing.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a hazing incident and there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. at once (703-796-9555).

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