Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school’s Center for Internet and Society, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Julius Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series, which runs October 20-21. All lectures will take place at Northwestern Law, 357 East Chicago Avenue, and are free and open to the public.
Lessig teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, contracts, and the law of cyberspace. For much of his career, he has focused on law and technology, especially as it relates to copyright.
Prior to his position at Stanford, he was the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a professor at the University of Chicago. He has also authored several books and won numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation’s Freedom Award.
Lessig received a JD from Yale Law School, an MA from Cambridge, and a BA and BS from the University of Pennsylvania.
The Rosenthal Lecture Series was established in 1919 in memory of Julius Rosenthal (1827-1905), an eminent and beloved member of the Chicago Bar. The series is one of the principal programs supported by the Julius Rosenthal Foundation, and has assumed a preeminent position in the legal world. Publication of the lectures has made a notable contribution to legal literature and scholarship for more than 70 years.