Lawrence Lessig

Roy L. Furman Professorship of Law and Leadership

School of Law

Harvard University

Areeda 235
1563 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 496-8853

Website: Harvard Law School faculty profile

Issues: Copyright and Trademark, Innovation and Economic Growth and Intellectual Property

About Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. His current areas of interest are Constitutional Law and Institutional Ethics, and he teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, contracts, and the law of cyberspace.

Professor Lessig is the author of numerous books on technology, including Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in a Hybrid Economy (2008), Code 2.0 (2006), Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001), and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999). He 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.

Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Professor Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school's Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.


J.D., Yale Law School, 1989
M.A., Philosophy, Trinity College, 1986
B.S., Management, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
B.A., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1983