Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership 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. He was also a professor at the University of Chicago. In addition, Lessig clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

Lessig serves on the Board of the AXA Research Fund, and on the advisory boards of Creative Commons and 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.

Lessig's books include Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity; Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in a Hybrid Economy; Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It; One Way Forward: The Outsider's Guide to Fixing the Republic; and Lesterland: The Corruption of Congress and How to End It.

Last Updated: July 29, 2017