Each year, 1,700 college student die of alcohol-related deaths, sometimes injuring or killing others in the process. College and university officials say that lowering the legal limit from 21 to 18 years old could help take the fun out of drinking for students who are out from under parental supervision for the first time ever. This week, presidents from 100 colleges banded together to propose lowering the limit, saying that it would purge binge drinking from their campuses. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and other groups strongly disagree. (Read more)
College is a time for learning - and partying - for many students, and some are completely unprepared for the very adult consequences of their actions. And it's not just drinking that can cause problems. Issues with landlors, credit card debt and arrests for peace disturbance or drug possession are among the top reasons students get in trouble.
In this Law in Your Life podcast, host Angela Wilson discusses these issues, and what parents and students need to know, with University of Missouri-Columbia legal services attorney Steve Concannon.