Dad Law: I Cannot Believe They Are Adults (Part 2)!

With my older daughter now a second semester freshman, I never thought that there would be a second part to “legally she is an adult.” I am confident that, as an adult and as a college student, she is prepared to understand and appreciate what is asked of her. Of course, I also can say… Continue reading »


Student Rights on the College Campus

For the past two years, I have taught an introductory law course at Brandeis University. Each semester, I invite the students to submit legal questions they would like to discuss. Overwhelmingly, the questions that I am asked most often relate to students’ rights on campus: When can campus police enter my room? Can I refuse… Continue reading »


Dad Law: I Cannot Believe They’re Adults! (Part 1)

With my oldest daughter now 18 and preparing to go off to college this fall, I suddenly realized that, difficult though it may be for me to comprehend, legally she is an adult. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, once a person attains the age of 18, he or she is considered an adult. M.G.L. ch.… Continue reading »