Harvard law professor to give John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, April 08, 2012
4/08/12 at 5:28 AM
Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman professor of law and leadership at Harvard Law School, is scheduled to give this year's John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture at the University of Tulsa's College of Law.
Lessig, who is also director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Price & Turpen Courtroom in John Rogers Hall. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
Organizers say Lessig will discuss his perception that America has lost touch with the constitutional framers' ideal of a commitment to congressional independence during his lecture titled "On the Ideal of Independence."
Lessig has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, and was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries.
He was previously a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the Center for Internet and Society, and a professor of law at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.
For more information about the event, contact Aubrey Metts at 918-631-3739.
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