Lawrence Lessig to Speak in Austin on Money in Politics

Lawrence Lessig, Professor at Harvard Law School, will present a talk on the corrosive effects of money in politics, and will recommend remedies. The event will take place at the Thompson Conference Center on the UT campus at 6:00pm on Monday 28 February.

The talk will be followed by a panel discussion. In addition to Prof. Lessig, panelists will include Hon. Sherri Greenberg, Interim Director of the UT Center for Politics and Governance, LBJ School of Public Affairs; Steve Bickerstaff, Adjunct Professor, UT Law School; Brian Roberts, Professor of Government, UT College of Liberal Arts; and others to be confirmed. Questions from the audience will be invited.

The Thompson Conference Center is at 2504 East Campus Drive. Behind the Center there’s plenty of free parking in the lot whose entrance is on Red River St., just south of E. Dean Keeton St.

About Hamilton Richards

He retired in 2006 as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. These days he volunteers technical support for Citizens' Climate Lobby (Austin chapter), Common Ground for Texans, (, Integrity Texas (, Austin Rowing Club, and several friends.
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2 Responses to Lawrence Lessig to Speak in Austin on Money in Politics

  1. Joanne Richards says:

    This event sounds both entertaining and intellectually stimulating, an unusual combination.

  2. Robert Sheldon says:

    I’d like Prof. Lessig to address the 501(c)(4) problem we see in organizations such as the Tea Party, FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity. Also any comments on the Tea Party Mama Grizzlies ( Palin, Bachmann, O’Donell and Noem) ability to obtain large contributions from corporations would be of interest.

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