C.L. Lindsay

C.L. Lindsay III, an attorney and the executive director and founder of the Coalition for Student & Academic Rights (CO-STAR), will speak on the topic of free speech on March 13 at 7 p.m. in Redwood Hall.

ASHLAND — C.L. Lindsay III, an attorney and the executive director and founder of the Coalition for Student & Academic Rights (CO-STAR), will speak on the topic of free speech on March 13 at 7 p.m. in Redwood Hall.

The lecture is open to the public.

The event is co-sponsored by the Honors Program, Student Affairs and the Department of Philosophy.

The lecture will focus on the importance of free speech as a student in today’s political climate. Students and Ashland community members are invited to learn more on the issue of freedom of expression in a politically divided country, as well as the limitations that come with it.

After leaving his law practice in New York City in 1998, Lindsay founded CO-STAR. Since its founding, CO-STAR has grown into a national students’ rights organization geared towards helping thousands of college students with legal problems at no expense.

Additionally, Lindsay’s book, The College Student’s Guide to the Law, has become the leading authority on student law used by universities nationwide. His book discusses the legal problems at colleges and how young adults can knowingly defend and protect themselves legally.

Lindsay graduated magna cum laude from Denison University and then went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Michigan. He now acts as Executive Director of CO-STAR, and teaches courses in law and literature at the University of Pennsylvania in his spare time.