Lawrence Lessig to visit Elon Law for 'Hearsay Culture' 10th anniversary interview

The legal pioneer and former presidential contender will join Elon Law Associate Professor David Levine, host of the "Hearsay Culture" radio program that Levine founded out of KZSU-FM at Stanford University, for an April 26 recorded "live" interview in Greensboro.

Lawrence Lessig
Harvard Law professor, former Democratic presidential candidate, and Internet policy pioneer Lawrence Lessig visits the Elon University School of Law this month for a special interview with an Elon faculty member who hosts a popular radio program broadcast in Silicon Valley.

UPDATED ON 4/19/16: The April 26 interview takes place from 12:30-1:25 p.m. in Room 207 of the Elon University School of Law at 201 N. Greene Street in Greensboro. The public is invited to attend. No tickets are required. An informal pre-reception meet-and-greet takes place from 11:45-12:15 in lieu of a reception originally scheduled for afterward.

Lessig’s visit is supported in part by Elon University’s Turnage Family Faculty Innovation and Creativity Fund for the Study of Political Communication and the School of Law.

The interview will celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Hearsay Culture,” which was founded by Elon Law Associate Professor David Levine and has aired regularly since May 2006 on KZSU-FM from Stanford University. Levine is a Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy and an Affiliate Scholar at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, which Lessig founded and that airs the show as a podcast.

The “Hearsay Culture” interview format explores emerging issues in information law and policy and intellectual property law, with a particular focus on the Internet and other new technologies, like robotics.

“Hearsay Culture” airs on KZSU-FM live stream and is available afterwards at, on the CIS website and by iTunes podcast. The show has received significant critical attention, including being named in the American Bar Association’s “Blawg 100” of 2008, and top five in the podcast category, the only year in which the ABA ranked podcasts.

<p>Associate Professor David Levine, host of &quot;Hearsay Culture&quot; on KZSU-FM in Silicon Valley</p>
“Larry founded the scholarly field, Internet law, in which I write and teach, has had an enormous impact on intellectual property law and policy worldwide, and was instrumental in ‘Hearsay Culture’s’ early success,” Levine said of his show’s 10th anniversary guest. “Almost 250 shows later, I’m thrilled to have Larry return to ‘Hearsay Culture’ to discuss his current efforts to address the crippling problems facing American democracy.”

Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, he was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago.

He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. He serves on the Board of the AXA Research Fund, was a founder of Creative Commons and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books and articles in the fields of intellectual property and Internet law remain foundational.

More recently, Lessig campaigned for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination based upon his work addressing campaign finance reform and other pressing issues. His book, “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress And a Plan to Stop It,” informed his presidential run.

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