Professor Lawrence Lessig to Speak at Pitt Law September 25
Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford and one of the world’s leading experts in cyberlaw, will present the 2008 Sara Fine Institute Lecture entitled, “A Declaration for Independence” on Thursday, September 25 at 3 p.m. in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom at the School of Law.
He is the author of Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity (2004), The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World (2001), and Code, and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999).
Professor Lessig is the C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law at Stanford, founder and director of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford, and board member of the Creative Commons project. Prior to his Stanford appointment, he served on the law faculties at the University of Chicago Law School and at Harvard Law School.
Among his many honors and awards, Professor Lessig is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.
The lecture is sponsored by the Sara Fine Institute and the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, and co-sponsored by Pitt Law and Panopto.com.