Hugo Black lecture: Lawrence Lessig on Freedom of Expression

Come see the 19th annual Hugo Black Lecture Wednesday night:

Ethics leader and law professor Lawrence Lessig will speak on “Speech and Independence: The Wrongs of Corporate Speech,” during the 19th Annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression.

Lessig is professor of law at Harvard Law School and the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. As director, Lessig is leading a five-year project studying ??institutional corruption and? relationships which are legal, even ethical, but which weaken public trust in an institution.

Prior to Harvard, 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 Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. For much of his career, Lessig has focused his work on law and technology, especially as it affects copyright.

Lessig has won numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation’??s Freedom Award, and was named one of Scientific Americanâ??s Top 50 Visionaries.

Date: Wednesday, April 7
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

8 thoughts on “Hugo Black lecture: Lawrence Lessig on Freedom of Expression

  1. another attendee

    I thought it was fabulous. I did know something about campaign finance reform, but this lecture clarified a lot of what I had been thinking with facts and numbers, and was pretty funny as well.

  2. another attendee

    I thought it was fabulous. I did know something about campaign finance reform, but this lecture clarified a lot of what I had been thinking with facts and numbers, and was pretty funny as well.

  3. Anonymous

    It would have been interesting had I never heard of campaign finance reform before.

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