Lawrence Lessig
114 Trowbridge St, #3
Cambridge, MA 02138


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Yale Law School, New Haven, Ct.
J.D., 1989.

Trinity College; Cambridge University, Cambridge,
M.A. Philosophy, 1986; Honors First Class.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
B.A. Economics, B.S. Management (Wharton), 1983.


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Stanford Law School; Stanford University
Professor of Law, 2000.

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Berlin, Germany
Fellow, 1999-2000

Harvard Law School; Harvard University
Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor for
Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, 1998; Professor of
Law, 1997-2000; Visiting Professor of Law, Winter
term, 1997.

The Industry Standard
Monthly Columnist

RedHat Center for Open Source
Board Member

The Law School; University of Chicago.
Assistant Professor of Law, 1991-1995; Professor of
Law, 1995-97. Co-Director, Center for the Study of
Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe. Courses taught
or currently teaching: Constitutional Law I
(federalism, separation of powers, judicial review);
Constitutional Law II (free speech); Contracts; The
Law of Cyberspace (Seminar); The Public Good
(Seminar); Comparative Constitutional Law
(Seminar); Legal Theory Workshop (Seminar);
Fidelity Theory: Theories of Originalism (Seminar);

Penn National Commission on Society, Culture and
Community, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Commission Member.

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Program on Ethics and the Professions, Harvard
University, Cambridge, MA.
Fellow, 1996-97.

The Yale Law School, Yale University.
Visiting Professor of Law, Spring term, 1995. The
Law of Cyberspace; Antitrust.

Lexis-Nexis Electronic Authors Press.
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board.(1995-1997)

Lexis Counsel Connect.
Moderator, Constitutional Law Discussion Group,

Legal Studies Programme, CEU Budapest College,
Budapest, Hungary.
Lecturer in LLM program for Eastern and Central
European lawyers, teaching Law and Economics,
Separation of Powers, and Constitutional Privacy.
Summer, 1992, 1993, 1995 (Budapest); 1994

Justice Antonin Scalia; United States Supreme Court.
Law Clerk; 1990-91.

Judge Richard Posner; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh
Law Clerk; 1989-90.


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Code, and Other Laws of Cyberspace
Basic Books, 1999

Open Code, Open Culture
Work in Progress(Random House, 2001)

800-Word Culture
Work in Progress

The Fidelity in Translation
Work in Progress


Foreword: Conference on Internet Privacy
Stanford Law Review (forthcoming 2000)

The Death of Cyberspace
Washington & Lee Law Review (forthcoming 2000)

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Innovation, Regulation and the Internet
11 American Prospect (March 27, 2000)

The Censorships of Television
work in progress

On the Contribution of Robert Fano
Proceedings of the IEEE (December 1999)

The Law of the Horse: What Cyberlaw Might Teach
113 Harvard Law Review 501 (1999)

Zoning Internet Speech (with Paul Resnick)
98 Michigan Law Review 395(1999)

The Limits in Open Code: Regulatory Standards and the
Future of the Net
14 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 759 (1999)

The Architecture of Privacy
1 Vanderbilt Entertainment Law and Practice (1999)

Commons and Code
9 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and
Entertainment Law Journal 459 (1999)

Federalism’s Text
66 George Washington Law Review 1218 (1998)

What Things Regulate Speech
38 Jurimetrics 629 (Summer 1998)

The New Chicago School
27 Journal of Legal Studies 661 (1998).

Judicial Reputation: A Citation Analysis of Federal
Courts of Appeals Judges
(co-authors, William Landes, Michael Solimine),
Journal of Legal Studies (forthcoming1998).

The Erie-Effects of Volume 110: An Essay on Context in
Constitutional Theory
110 Harvard Law Review 1785 (1997).

Lessons from a Line Item Veto Law
47 Case Western Reserve Law Review 1659 (1997).

The Puzzling Persistence of Bellbottom Theory: What a
Constitutional Theory Should Be
85 Georgetown Law Journal 1837 (1997).

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The Constitution of Code: Limitations on Choice-based
Critiques of Cyberspace Regulation
5 CommLaw Conspectus 181 (1997).

Intellectual Property and Code
11 St. Johns Journal of Legal Commentary 635

Constitution and Code
27 Cumberland Law Review 1 (1997).

Fidelity and Constraint
65 Fordham Law Review 1365 (1997).

Reading the Constitution in Cyberspace
45 Emory Law Review 869 (1996).

The Zones of Cyberspace
48 Stanford Law Review 1403 (1996).

Translating Federalism
1995 Supreme Court Review 125 (1996).

What Drives Derivability: Response to Responding to
Imperfection (Book Review)
74 Texas Law Review 839 (1996).

Post-Constitutionalism (Book Review)
94 Michigan Law Review 1422 (1996).

Grounding the Virtual Magistrate
(co-author Jack Goldsmith)

Social Meaning and Social Norms
144 U. Pa. L. Rev. 2181 (1996).

The Limits of Lieber
16 Cardozo L. Rev. 2249 (1995).

The Path of Cyberlaw
104 Yale L.J. 1743 (1995).

The Regulation of Social Meaning
62 U. Chi. L. Rev. 943 (1995).

Understanding Changed Readings: Fidelity and Theory
47 Stanford Law Review 395 (1995).

An Empirical Analysis of the 7th Circuit
43 De Paul Law Review 825 (1994).

A Review of the Russian Constitution: Separation of

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ABA CEELI Project Report, January, 1994.

The President and the Administration
With Cass Sunstein, 94 Columbia Law Review 1

Readings by Our Unitary Executive
15 Cardozo Law Review 175 (1993).

Fidelity in Translation
71 Texas Law Review1165 (1993).

Plastics: Unger and Ackerman on Transformation
98 Yale Law Review 1173 (1989).


End Game
The New Republic (June 19, 2000)

Cracking the Microsoft Case
Boston Globe (June 5, 2000)
with Larry Kramer

Technology Will Solve Web Privacy Problems
Wall Street Journal (May 31, 2000)

Online Patents: Keep Them Pending
Wall Street Journal (March 23, 2000)

Code is Law: On Libertyin Cyberspace
Harvard Magazine, January-February 2000

The Prolific Iconoclast: Richard Posner
American Lawyer 109 (December 1999)

Tyranny in the Infrastructure
Wired Magazine, 5.07, July, 1997.

Making Sense of the Hague Tribunal
Eastern European Constitutional Review, Fall, 1996.

A Good Plan for a Bad Idea
op-ed, Wall Street Journal, 12/6/96.

An End Run to a Balanced Budget
op-ed, L.A. Times, 1/17/95.

An Introduction to the New Russian Constitutional
Eastern European Constitutional Review, Winter,

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The Path of the Presidency
3 East European Constitutional Review 104 (1994).

The Supreme Court and Our Future
38 University of Chicago Law School Record 13


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Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu European Conference
June, 2000
Versailles, France
Lecture: “Innovation”

Conference on New Institutional Economics
June, 2000
Dresden, Germany

Free Software: A Model for Society?
May, 2000
Tützing, Germany
Lecture: Open Code and Open Societies

Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
May, 2000
Vienna, Austria
Lecture: The Law in Code

Internet Summit
May, 2000
Barcelona, Spain

The Law of Authoritarian Democracies and
Authoritarianism in Democracy
May, 2000
Budapest, Hungary


May, 2000
Amsterdam, Holland
Keynote: Cyberspace’s Architectural Constitution

IFLP Internet and Power
May, 2000
Cambridge, UK
Keynote: Law and Power in Cyberspace

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New Yorker Festival
May, 2000
New York, NY
Panel: Business and the Internet

Brightmail SPAM Summit
May, 2000
Washington, DC
Keynote: e2e Regulation

Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference
May, 2000
Chicago, IL
Keynote: Regulating Cyberspace

Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
April, 2000
Dana Point, CA
Panel: IP in Cyberspace

New University of Lisbon
April, 2000
Lisbon, Portugal
Lecture: Innovation and Regulation

A Free Information Ecology in the Digital Environment
April, 2000
New York, NY
Presentation: Cyberspace’s Philosophy and

Zurich Financial Services
March, 2000
St. Moritz, Switzerland
Lecture: The Regulations of Cyberspace

Hewlett Packard Science Lecture
March, 2000
Bristol, UK
Lecture: The Constitution of Cyberspace

Music Information Center Austria: Open Source,
March, 2000
Vienna, Austria
Lecture: The Limits of Copyright

March, 2000
Scottsdale, AZ
Lecture: The Code in Law and the Law in Code

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New York New Media Association,
February, 2000
New York, NY
Panel: The Open Source Revolution

American Academy,
February, 2000
Berlin, DE
Lecture: Cyberspace’s Constitution

Keynote, Privacy and Cyberspace
February, 2000
Stanford Law Review
Stanford, CA

Southern Cross University Summer School
December, 1999
Byron Bay, AU
Teaching: The Law of Cyberspace

IT-University, Policy Lectures
November, 1999
Copenhagen, Denmark
Lecture: Open Content, Open Values

1984 Fifty Years Later
November, 1999
Chicago, IL
Paper: The Refreshing Code of 1984

Oxford Intellectual Property Seminar
November, 1999
Oxford, England
Paper: IP and Cyberspace

The Internet: Does Cyberspace End Sovereignty?
October, 1999
Turin, Italy
Paper: How Lawyers Will Kill the Net

The Internet: A Juridical as well as Digital Revolution?
October, 1999
Paris, France
Conference organized by Deputy Christian Paul, of the
French National Assembly

MacArthur Conference on the New Law and Economics
October, 1999
Chicago, IL
Conference to explore empirical approaches to the
study of social norms and social meaning

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Tucker Lecture; Washington & Lee University Law
October, 1999
Lexington, VA
Lecture: The Death of Cyberspace

The 1999 Forbes CEO Forum: Corporate Darwinism,
Forbes Inc.
June, 1999
Atlanta, Georgia
Roundtable discussion: Survival of the fittest? A
Darwinian take on Microsoft, regulation and

Open Code/Open Content/ Open Law
May, 1999
Cambridge Massachusetts

Committee on University Resources (COUR) Conference,
Harvard University
April, 1999
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Session: “CyberEthics: The Moral Challenge of the

Roxbury Schools Deliberative Forum, DoSomething, Inc.
April, 1999
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Forum subject: “fairness” in the context of high
school policies

Computers, Freedom and Privacy 1999 Conference: The
Global Internet
April, 1999
Washington, D.C.
Panel: Self-Regulation Reconsidered

Private Censorship/ Perfect Choice Conference, Yale Law
April, 1999
New Haven, Connecticut
Paper: The Values in Open Code

Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture, Georgia State
University College of Law
April, 1999
Atlanta, Georgia
Paper: Open Code, Open Society

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Competing Competition Laws: Do We Need a Global
Standard?, New England School of Law
March, 1999
Boston, Massachusetts
Panel: Is Reconciliation Possible?

Conference on Access to U.S. Capital Markets for Israeli
High Tech Companies
March, 1999
Tel Aviv, Israel
Panel: Issues facing high technology firms in the
current economic and legal climate

The Legal & Policy Framework for Global Electronic
Commerce Conference, University of
March, 1999
Berkeley, California
Panel: Setting (and Choosing) Global Technical

March, 1999
Washington, D.C.
Topic: Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Spread

Fidelity, Economic Liberty and 1937, College of William
and Mary,
February, 1999
Williamsburg, Virginia
Paper: Contestable Rights

New Directions Conference, Kennedy School of
February, 1999
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The John A. Sibley Lecture, University of Georgia School
of Law,
February, 1999
Athens, Georgia
Keynote: Internet Governance and the Open Source
Software Movement

The 1999 Forbes Forum on Management and Policy for
Chief Marketing and Chief Communications
February, 1999
Carlsbad, California
Conference: Brand in an Era of Disruptive

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