Larry Lessig to speak on money in politics April 17
Harvard Law Professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig will give a lecture entitled “How Money (in Politics) Matters” on Friday, April 17, at 5 p.m. in the Moot Court Room of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 1801 Euclid Ave.
The one-hour lecture is being presented by the Cleveland Marshall College of Law with the co-sponsorship of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland. The lecture is free and open to the public, and one free CLE credit will be available. Refreshments will follow the lecture.
Professor Lessig received a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in philosophy from Cambridge University in England, and a law degree from Yale University. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice Antonin Scalia. Originally focusing on copyright and the regulation of cyberspace, Professor Lessig taught law at the University of Chicago (1991 to 1997), Harvard University (1997 to 2000), Stanford University (2000 to 2008), and Harvard again (2008 to present). He was a founder of the Stanford Center for the Internet and Society, and he serves on the advisory boards of the Creative Commons and the Sunlight Foundation. He is director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard.
More recently, Lessig turned his attention to campaign finance reform. In 2011, he founded Rootstrikers, a project of Demand Change, a 501(c)(4) organization, promoting government reform through grassroots Internet activism. He is the author of "Republic Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress And a Plan to Stop It."
historian, legal historian, former tax lawyer, author of Bankruptcy in an Industrial Society: The History of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Akron University Press, 2014)