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.
C.L. 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.
He has appeared on national television, radio and has been featured
in countless regional and national publications, including US News
& World Reports, 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.
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