C.L Lindsay III

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 of Pennsylvania.

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