Lecture from 4:30 to 6:00 pm,
reception immediately following in Donor Lobby
The THOMAS M. JORDE SYMPOSIUM is an annual lecture co-sponsored by Berkeley Law and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and the symposium addresses issues of constitutional law, representative democracy and governance. On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig will present a lecture on “The Corrupting Influence of Money on Politics.”
PROFESSOR LAWRENCE LESSIG is the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to Harvard, Professor Lessig taught at the University of Chicago and Stanford Law Schools, where he founded Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. He is known for his academic work on law and technology, especially copyright law in the digital age. He has currently focused his scholarship on the question of “institutional corruption,” as an influence on the economy and the public trust.
Commentators on Professor Lessig’s lecture will be:
PROFESSOR BRUCE CAIN from Stanford Law School, former Director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Studies at UC Berkeley and a political scientist in the area of political regulation, democratic theory, and state and federal elections
PROFESSOR GUY URIEL-CHARLES from Duke University School of Law, Founding Director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics and an expert in constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race.
Symposium proceedings will be published in a future volume of the California Law Review.