Attorney, Author and Student Advocate. Sexual Assault and the Law, Dangers of Social Media, Alcohol on Campus, Plagiarism, Cyber Bullying, Online Stalking and More
In 1998, attorney C.L. Lindsay III left his practice in New York City to found the Coalition for Student & Academic Rights (CO-STAR). Since then, acting as its Executive Director, he has built CO-STAR into a national student rights organization that helps thousands of college students with their legal problems, free-of-charge, each year. C.L. is…
In 1998, attorney C.L. Lindsay III left his practice in New York City to found the Coalition for Student & Academic Rights (CO-STAR). Since then, acting as its Executive Director, he has built CO-STAR into a national student rights organization that helps thousands of college students with their legal problems, free-of-charge, each year.
C.L. is a nationally recognized expert and leader in the field of student rights and academic freedom. His syndicated column, “Ask CO-STAR ” is distributed nationwide on Knight Ridder/Tribune’s College Wire Service. The column, published weekly, has become one of Knight Ridder/Tribune’s most popular features.
He is also the author of The College Student’s Guide to the Law: Get a Grade Changed, Keep Your Stuff Private, Throw a Police-Free Party, and More! published in August 2005 by Taylor Trade Publishing.
He has appeared on national television, radio and has been featured in countless regional and national publications, including US News & World Reports, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, New York Daily News, Newsday, CBS News Radio, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (NPR), The Sally Jesse Raphael Show, College Bound Teen, and The Christian Science Monitor.
He graduated magna cum laude from Denison University, and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan. In his spare time, he teaches courses in Law and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.
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ALCOHOL AND PARTIES
Make sure any party your students, or troops, throw is as safe and legal as possible. After the lecture attendees will:
Be able to take specific steps to ensure that guests’ actions can’t be blamed on the hosts
Know how to legally collect party donations
Know how to avoid being mistakenly charged for serving to minors
Be able to set-up their party space to avoid noise violations and confrontations with neighbors
Be able to invite guests without making the even legally “public”
Understand of the basics of the underage drinking laws for their specific state and town
Learn the penalties for most alcohol related violations including jail time, fine amounts, and loss of drivers licenses
Be able to interact with the police if they do show up at the party and get the best possible outcome
Understand the basics of search and seizure law, including the myriad exceptions, and know how to proceed when confronted with an issue
Have actionable steps to take if, despite their best efforts, there was a legal issue at their party including how to find and evaluate a competent attorney
SEX AND THE LAW
Make sure your students, or troops, understand how the law applies to the more sordid parts of their lives. After the lecture attendees will:
Understand the basics of consensual sexual issues—adultery, fornication, crimes against nature and statutory rape (one of the most mis-quoted laws on any college campus)
Know their rights in the areas of contraceptive issues, pregnancy and abortion
Be able to explain criminal transmission of an STD and voyeurism laws
Have an understanding of how public nudity and public urination (and defecation, but hey, if you’re defecating in public you’ve got bigger problems than any lecture can solve) intersect.
Know the basics of current sexting laws, including recent cases and laws
Be able to identify how statutory rape, child pornography and sexual misconduct charges may apply to simple peer to peer texts
Have a working set of guidelines to determine what is and isn’t appropriate to text
Have specific actions to take if they are being stalked (real-world or online)
Know how to avoid falling victim to date rape drugs
Be able to preserve the evidence correctly if they are, god forbid, the victims of an assault
Know the basics of the Campus Sex Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights
Have specific actions to take to protect their safety online (including having the literal bejesus scared out of them by stories of people who weren’t careful)
Class, it’s ACTUALLY the reason people go to college, so make sure your students understand their rights and responsibilities in the classroom. After the lecture students will:
Have basic strategies for dealing with their professors
Be able to take specific steps to challenge an unfair grade from evaluating if the grade was unjustified (often the most important part), through approaching the professor, to alternative options if the professor won’t budge
Understand the limits of the protection academic freedom offers students
Have a working knowledge the laws and local rules about romantic relationships with professors
Be able to explain the major kinds of plagiarism and the underlying theories behind them
Know how dangerous employing the services of a paper mill can be (both academically and financially)
Be able to identify word theft, idea theft, structural plagiarism in their own work
Have specific actions to take to avoid inadvertent plagiarism at every step of the paper writing process
Understand the many ways they can (and most likely will) be caught if they do cheat
Make sure your students, or troops, understand the potential pitfalls of being careless online. After the lecture attendees will:
Understand the basics of current sexting laws, including recent cases and laws
Be able to explain the application of statutory rape, child pornography and sexual misconduct charges to simple peer to peer texts
Have a working set of guidelines to determine what is and isn’t appropriate to text
Understand the legal principles and difficulties behind cyber-bullying
Know the federal, state, local and school (if applicable) rules and laws concerning cyber harassment and cyber stalking
Have a working knowledge of recent cases involving online bullying
Have steps to take if they, themselves are being bullied online including strategies for reducing retaliation and which authorities to approach for help
Have a working knowledge of federal privacy laws and their applicability (or lack of) to online postings
Be able to avoid online run-ins with school authorities, employers, potential employers, the police and others
Have specific actions to take to protect their safety and privacy online (including having the literal bejesus scared out of them by stories of people who weren’t careful)
University of Dubuque Presents: Social Media & Law - C.L. Lindsay February 3, 2015
Computing and the law- CL Lindsey hosted by NMHU Housing
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