Lecture on Free Speech to be Held at Ashland University

Lecture on Free Speech to be Held at Ashland University

2/21/19 ASHLAND, OH— C.L. Lindsay III, an attorney and Executive Director and founder of the Coalition for Student & Academic Rights (CO-STAR), will be speaking on the topic of free speech on Wednesday, March 13th, at 7 p.m. in Redwood Hall. The lecture is free and 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.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###