Program Teaches Students About Their Online Lives
The University of South Carolina Upstate will present “Trouble Online: Campus Computing and the Law,” at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 in the Campus Life Center Ballroom.
Attorney and advocate C.L. Lindsay is 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!”
Lindsay will teach students “everything they need to know about their online lives,” including their rights and potential liabilities.
University of South Carolina Upstate students will learn how to protect their online lives, including what their rights and potential liabilities are, as well as how the laws operate, at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 in the Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom.
Attorney and Advocate C. L. Lindsay will lead a discussion to include the various ways that information posted to a student’s Facebook or Twitter page can open the door to problems such as repercussions for violating plagiarism and intellectual property laws, diminished job opportunities, and increased vulnerability to Internet predators.
Lindsay is 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! (Taylor Trade Publishing, 2005). The book provides legal explanations, strategies for steering clear of problems, and detailed instructions about how to deal with legal issues that are endemic to university life such as underage drinking policies, landlord-tenant disputes, and credit-card use and abuse.
As a successful attorney, C.L. decided to leave his NYC practice in 1998 to found COSTAR, the Coalition for Student & Academic Rights. He has since built a national network of attorneys across the country who volunteer to help students and higher education staff with their legal problems, free of charge.