Jack’s Law Makes Hazing Illegal in Arizona
Arizona PBS – August 15, 2022
After years of being one of the only states without anti-hazing legislation, Governor Ducey recently signed House Bill 2322 into law. The bill makes hazing illegal, and in some cases, a felony.
The bill, known as Jack’s Law, is in reference to Jack Culolias, an ASU student who died ten years ago after drinking too much at an ASU fraternity pledge. Attorney Pat McGroder joins Horizon to talk about the impact of the new bill.
Mr. McGroder said this in regard to the reaction to the bill:
“But for the most part, I think most people are supportive of the idea that you can have Greek life, but it doesn’t have to include emotional and mental and physical and sexual hazing. And that’s what this bill is aimed at ensuring doesn’t occur.”
McGroder is a member of Beus Gilbert McGroder PLLC, a premier boutique law firm specializing in high-stakes litigation. For more than 45 years, McGroder has tried cases ranging from murder to malpractice. He has been lead counsel in over 1,000 plaintiffs’ personal injury cases, nearly 200 of which have resulted in verdicts or settlements in excess of one million dollars. He has been one of the ten best lawyers in Arizona and is named yearly as one of the 500 Best Trial Lawyers in the United States by Lawdragon. In 2019, was selected for the Law Dragon Hall of Fame.