Coming from a sea town just north of Boston, it is fair to say we have an overwhelming amount of sailors, seamen and general oceanic folk. There’s a metaphor I was taught in grade school about how to navigate life vis a vis the parts of life that hurt you the most aren’t visible, unless you... Read more.
It’s often hard to know when you might need a lawyer. People use the terms “charges,” “lawsuits” “prosecutions” and “complaints” carelessly and, sometimes, interchangeably. Most typically students and their families don’t know if being called before a college hearing board a legal proceeding?... Read more.
As a college student, you can try to do your best to stay out of trouble. And you should! But still, even the most rule-abiding students can still find themselves accused of breaking them. Plagiarism, housing violations, and assault are only a few offenses that college students are regularly... Read more.
Finding employment with a criminal conviction or arrest record hanging over your head may at first appear to be a daunting task, but it is entirely possible. The journey to find a job can be made much easier by studying your legal rights, your local laws, and keeping a few general tips in mind... Read more.
Discrimination in the workplace or at school, whether it’s over race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, age, or religion, is a serious matter and you may not know the initial steps to take. Workplace discrimination takes many forms, and it’s more common than you may think. According to a... Read more.
When you hear the word “stalker”, what image comes to mind? Perhaps a shadowy figure trailing a woman as she walks home from work or maybe an angry ex-girlfriend following her ex-boyfriend around town. We usually have a depiction in our head of one person keeping tabs on another; no matter where... Read more.
In 1894, New Haven police officers Bill Wiser and Jim Donnelly volunteered to be stationed at Yale University. At the time, they had no idea that they were going to be the first members of a new type of law enforcement that would soon sweep the nation. The city of New Haven was having issues... Read more.
In this Age of Information, the issue of cyber stalking has become more prevalent. Our generation often makes remarks about “Facebook stalking” potential boyfriends and girlfriends, future roommates, classmates, etc. to be better acquainted with them.
This practice is considered common... Read more.
"And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here." While Author Neil Gaiman’s advice to graduates is valid, it is important to distinguish what mistakes may affect your... Read more.
As a college student, living on your own in a new place for the very first time can be confusing and overwhelming.
Even though YOUR priorities might include juggling your studies while exercising your various social and creative freedoms, you are still expected to comply with the general... Read more.