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November 20, 2011
Lawrence Lessig
Author, "Republic, Lost"
Lawrence Lessig BIO:
·Author, "Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress - and a Plan to Stop It"
·Director, Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics - Harvard University
·Roy L. Furman Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

·Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
·Professor, Harvard Law School
·Professor, University of Chicago Law School
·Clerk for Judge Richard Posner, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
·Clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court

·University of Pennsylvania: BA Economics and BS Management
·Cambridge University: MA Philosophy
·Yale University: Juris Doctorate

·Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (2000)
·The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World (2001)
·Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity (2004)
·Code: Version 2.0 (2006)
·Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (2008)

·Married to Bettina Neuefeind, 3 children (William, Teo and Tess)

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Info: Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig discusses his latest book about money and its influence on Congress. Lessig is the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University. In his book, he argues that large amounts of money, fueled by recent changes in campaign finance rules, can secure legislative influence in the United States government. He assails powerful business interests which sponsor corporate lobbyists to buy results in Congress. He suggests widespread citizen mobilization and a new Constitutional Convention will allow people to regain control of what he terms, “the corrupted but redeemable representational system.” Lessig also speaks of the lessons gained from clerking for Justice Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court, and Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court. He offers his views on the Obama administration’s accomplishments, and shares the influence his father had on him while growing up in central Pennsylvania.

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