C.L. Lindsay to speak at ABU

PHILIPPI – C.L. Lindsay will speak on Alderson Broaddus University’s campus at 8:30 p.m. Monday in Wilcox Chapel. The theme of his talk is “Campus Computing and the Law.”

In 1998, Lindsay, an

attorney, left his practice in New York City to found

the Coalition for Student and Academic Rights


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.

Lindsay’s presentation will include the following topics: Understanding the implications of participating in campus “confession” sites, including potential legal and disciplinary liabilities for both posters and site administrators; Plagiarism and Intellectual Property; Potential Employers and Online Information – the content of your Facebook page can undermine future job opportunities; Privacy; How posting underage drinking on the Internet can result in disciplinary actions; and Cyber Bullying.

“The Office of Student Affairs is committed to providing programming that is purposeful,” says Sarah Ward, dean of Student Affairs. “We understand that the use of social media and electronic communication is something that students not only face while they are here at ABU, but something that they will need to know how to navigate in their professional and personal lives post-graduation.”

This event is free and open to the public. Students of all ages as well as parents are encouraged to attend.

“This talk will help all attendees to understand the dark side that using these modes of communication can have,” says Ward.

According to his bio on, Lindsay is a nationally recognized expert and leader in the field of student rights and academic freedom.

He also wrote the book, “The College Student’s Guide to the Law” which has become the definitive authority used by students and university counsel, and as a textbook for masters and law courses nationwide.

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.