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Attorney and student advocate to discuss campus computing and the law

October 18, 2010

Attorney, author and student advocate C.L. Lindsay will discuss how students' online presence could come back to haunt them during a presentation for Indiana State University students beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 in Dede I, Hulman Memorial Student Union.

According to Lindsay, those Facebook and MySpace pages not only endanger personal information and safety, but also future job opportunities with potential employers and disciplinary standing, in the case of posting underage drinking photos online.

In 1998, Lindsay left his practice in New York City to found the Coalition for Student & Academic Rights (CO-STAR). 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. 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.

Lindsay has appeared on national television, radio and has been featured in countless regional and national publications, including US News & World Report, 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.

His appearance at Indiana State is sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Council, Intercollegiate Athletics, Hulman Memorial Student Union Board and Residential Life.

Media contact and Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, 812-237-3783 or