College Students Guide to the Law by
C. L. Lindsay III promises to prepare students for circumstances
never covered by their high school counselor...What better way to
pass our nation's litigiousness on to the next generation?"
Monique Beeler, Oakland Tribune
"This entertaining and hilarious read
offers straight and honest facts about many legal issues without
all the complicated legal jargon."
Contra Costa Times
"Better (and easier to stay awake through)
than an introductory course on U.S. constitutional history, "The
College Students Guide to the Law" is a helpful handbook for
keeping your record clean--in and out of the classroom...Lindsay
tempers his advice with plenty of wisecracks, which may set him
apart from your overly serious professors."
Holly Thomas, Washington Post
"...'The College Student's Guide to the Law'
may just be the most popular book on campus this fall...Lindsay
uses a relaxed, humorous tone to discuss such weighty topics as
grade changes, cyber issues and harrassment."
Kevin Clapp, The Press of Atlantic
"a compendium of information about students'
legal rights and the consequences of breaking different laws. With
its irreverent tone and pop-culture references, the book speals
the language of today's students."
Jamie Schuman, The Chronicle of Higher
Knowing how to post bail and get out of jail
in fifteen minutes is darn handy for almost everyone. For a disoriented
18-year-old in a pinch, it's downright necessary. College students
are naïve, eager, and prone to trouble, and whether they're
funneling beer or fighting sweatshop labor, they need to know their
rights. Just logging onto the university computer system, for example,
opens a student to a host of legal questions about whether the school
can monitor her email or her surfing habits or her blogs. But the
amount of practical legal information available to the nation's
15 million college students is extremely limited and most students
don't have ready access to lawyers. What they need is a handbook
that will cover the issues they're likely to confront, a guide that
is informative, easy to read, and not embarrassing to have on their
With a retro look and a humorous, approachable tone, THE COLLEGE
STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE LAW provides legal explanations, strategies
for steering clear of problems, and detailed instructions about
how to deal with the authoritiesboth educational and municipalwhen
trouble can't be avoided. The book is divided into sections for
easy access to information: "The Law in the Classroom"
offers guidance on academic dishonesty, grading grievances, and
professor-student relations. "The Law On Campus" discusses
problems outside the classroom but on university turf, from privacy
rights (whether in the dorms, on a hard drive, or in the Registrar's
Office) to interactions with campus security. "The Law Off
Campus" provides advice on dealing with legal issues that are
endemic to university life such as underage drinking policies, landlord-tenant
disputes, and credit-card use and abuse.
THE COLLEGE STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE LAW ranks with the shower caddy,
the extra-long twin sheet set, and the mini fridge as an absolutely
indispensable item for every college freshman. And every returning
might contest a grade, plan a campus protest, or sign an apartment
leasethat is, every college studentwill find this book
an invaluable resource as well as a fun read.
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