Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Speakers Series presents "Trouble Online: Campus Computing and the Law"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents “Trouble Online: Campus Computing and the Law” featuring C.L. Lindsay III, a nationally recognized expert and leader in the field of student rights and academic freedom.

WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Noon and 5 p.m. (Two Sessions)

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: The public discussion will include topics, such as how your Facebook page can come back to haunt you and undermine future job opportunities, as well as a discussion on plagiarism and intellectual property online and the dangers of Internet predators obtaining personal information.

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

He has been featured in many national publications including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News & World Report, and the Washington Post. His syndicated column, “Ask CO-STAR” is distributed nationwide on Knight Ridder/Tribune’s College Wire Service and he is the author of the bestselling book The College Student’s Guide to the Law.

Lindsay graduated from Denison University, received his J.D. from the University of Michigan and currently teaches Law and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

This event is sponsored by ECCE, the UIS Career Development Center and Student Government Association. For a list of other ECCE Speakers Series events and more information, visit

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