Attorney C.L. Lindsay III to Discuss Social Media and The Law

Jan 15, 2015 | Kristi Lynch

On Tuesday, February 3, the University of Dubuque welcomes attorney C.L. Lindsay III who will speak on the topic of Social Media and The Law.  The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Blades Chapel, and is free and open to the public.


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.


Lindsay 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 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.


“We are excited to have Mr. C.L. Lindsay, a world renowned legal expert on student rights and responsibilities, join us on campus to learn more about ramifications of social media usage in everyday life,” commented Melissa Griffith-Phelps, director of student activities.  “He delivers an engaging, informative, and humorous presentation on a topic pertinent to every one of our students.”


The lecture will focus on the potential pitfalls of being careless online, including:

  • The implications of participating in campus “confession” sites, including potential legal and disciplinary liabilities for both posters and site administrators.
  • Potential Employers & Online Information – the content of your Facebook page can undermine future job opportunities
  • Privacy
  • Posting underage drinking on the Internet can result in disciplinary actions
  • Cyber Bullying