Law students yesterday received an email from Professor Michael Dougan, regarding a ‘Facebook Group’ which has been posting offensive, ‘sexually explicit’ and ‘misogynistic’ messages about staff at the University.

According to one source, the group is a Facebook group chat comprising mostly of first-year law students. The email describes it being made up of ‘several hundred’ law students.

All students involved have been advised to ‘disassociate’ themselves from the group which at best will damage their academic reputation and at worst involve criminal liability if found guilty of sexist or homophobic abuse. Posting anything considered abusive on social media can be a serious offence.

 

The email concludes with an appeal to law students to remember the effect hateful abuse has on other people.