Professor dating former student
She started showing interest in me right from the start and I found that she was a very bright student.
I observed that her notes were meticulous and neat, so I asked her once that I would like to borrow her notes, at the end of the term, for photocopying so that I can give them to students next year; she said yes.
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?
It’s not just a matter of two consenting adults’ hearts wanting what they want.
Because not only are these relationships almost always an unacceptable abuse of power, they also affect the dynamics of departments, entire fields, and the very act of academic mentorship altogether.
(Just count the times this author uses the word “hero.”) Thus, the master/protégé dynamic cements power differentials that are simply too pronounced to create a healthy relationship, Not to mention the fact that grad-student/faculty relationships literally ruin careers: When a student and faculty member start sleeping together, rarely is it a well-kept secret; often, the student becomes a departmental pariah.
"We view this kind of relationship as inappropriate," said James Bryan, Dean of Students at Manhattanville College.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.085114055 #11009By Desparing and Confused on Friday, May 21, 2004 - pm Dear all, I am a 31 year old (about to turn 32) single never married tenure track prof at a university.I need help resolving some feelings and thoughts I have been having about a former student of mine who took a course with me last year.