Lawrence Lessig

Roy L. Furman Professorship of Law and Leadership
Director, Edward G. Safra Foundation for Ethics
Professor of Law

School of Law

Harvard University

Areeda 235
1563 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138


(617) 495-7547

lessig@pobox.com


Website: Harvard Law School faculty profile

Issues: Copyright and Trademark, Innovation and Economic Growth and Intellectual Property

About Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school's Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.


Professor Lessig is the author of Free Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001), Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999), and Code 2.0 (2006). He serves on the Board of Creative Commons, MAPLight, Brave New Film Foundation, The American Academy, Berlin, AXA Research Fund and iCommons.org, and is on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Association, and has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, Fastcase 50 Award and being named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries.


Professor Lessig teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, contracts, and the law of cyberspace.

 


Degree(s):
B.A., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
B.S., Management, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
M.A., Philosophy, Trinity College, 1986
J.D., Yale Law School, 1989

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