The John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture featuring Lawrence Lessig

Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Lawrence Lessig, 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, will present the 16th Annual John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 12th, 2012, at 6 p.m. at The University of Tulsa College of Law. There will be a reception at 5:30pm in the Mezzanine of the College of Law.

LessigHis presentation, “On the Ideal of Independence,” will be in the Price & Turpen Courtroom in John Rogers Hall. The reception and lecture are free and open to the public.

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, 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. Lessig serves on the Board of Creative Commons, MAPLight, Brave New Film Foundation, The American Academy, Berlin, AXA Research Fund and, and is on the advisory board of 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 holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD from Yale. Lawrence Lessig's bio

The Hager Lecture is an annual event held in memory of former TU law professor John W. Hager to bring eminent professionals to the Tulsa legal community to share their ideas on law and justice. Hager served on the TU Law faculty for more the 40 years and is still remembered at the law school as the “King of Torts.” 

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