Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series Welcomes Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig

March 5, 2021

Harvard Law professor, New York Times bestselling author, and 2016 presidential candidate, Lawrence Lessig wilbe the Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series next guest speaker on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. 

In a conversation with former Tucson mayor and current University of Arizona Law Professor of Practice Jonathan Rothschild, Lessig will discuss Equal Citizensthe voter reform organization he founded.  

The Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series is part of the Participatory Democracy Initiative at the University of Arizona. The Participatory Democracy Initiative is an interdisciplinary and community-engaged program of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, the School of Government & Public Policy, and the School of Journalism.    

When: March 23, 2021, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (MST)    

Where: Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series will be delivered live via Zoom. Register here.   

Who may attend: This event is free and open to the public  

About Lawrence Lessig 

A Harvard Law professor and New York Times bestselling author, Lessig first became known for developing the very foundations of internet law, allowing the sharing of copyrighted content. He has since taken on issues at the core of our system of government, particularly the impact of money on politics. His 2015 effort to enter the presidential campaign was a crusade for campaign finance reform with a clarion call to “fix democracy first.”  

Throughout his career, Lessig’s farseeing ideas and efforts have drawn support from some of America’s most important business and political leaders and garnered numerous honors and awards. He is one of Scientific American’s Top 50 Visionaries and was named to Fastcase 50 “honoring the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” 

In his latest venture, Lessig is lending his expertise to build the political framework for Seed, a new multiplayer online game in which characters populating a new planet collectively decide how they want to govern themselves. 

Lessig is popular speaker on the coveted TED main stage, each of his three TED talks have more than one million views online.