who is c.l. lindsay?

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. He literally wrote the book on legal problems at colleges. The College Student’s Guide to the Law has become the definitive authority used by students, university counsel, and as a textbook for master’s 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.

why book alcohol, parties, & the law?

C.L. does not encourage students to throw parties and does not give instruction on how to break the law. But, like it or not, parties happen. At some point every college student will be in a situation where their friends are making bad and potentially illegal decisions. Students who attend C.L.’s alcohol seminar will have the tools to help guide those friends to make better choices. This can help prevent horrible things such as sexual assaults and drunk driving accidents that could happen at a party. After the lecture attendees will:

  • Understand 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

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