Lawrence Lessig Biography, Age, Books, President, Awards, Net worth

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Lawrence Lessig Biography and wiki

Lester Lawrence Lessig III, popularly known as Lawrence Lessig is an American academic, attorney, and political activist and the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

He is also the former director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. In 2016, Lawrence was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for U.S. presidential election but withdrew before the primaries.

Lawrence Lessig Age| Nationality

He was born on 3 June 1961 and is therefore currently 60 years old as of March 2022. Being born in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, he is of American nationality and of white ethnicity.

Lawrence Lessig Height| Weight

Details regarding his estimated height and average weight are still not found and will be updated as soon as we get to hear from him or from the netizens.

Lawrence Lessig Family| Siblings

He was born to his parents Patricia West and Lester L. Jack Lessig in Rapid City, South Dakota, and grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. His mom dealt with real estates while his dad Jack Lessing, was an engineer. He seems to be the only child to his parents since details about his siblings are not known. They are currently under review and will be updated as soon as we find out.

During his teenage years, he experienced sexual abuse by the director at the American Boychoir School, which he had attended. He reached a settlement with the school in the past, under confidential terms and the issue was solved.

Lawrence Lessig Wife| Dating| Kids| Is Lawrence Lessig Gay?

The rumors about Lessig being gay are false. He is married to Bettina Neuefeind who was a German-born Harvard University colleague. They tied their knot in 1999 in a private wedding. The two are blessed with three amazing kids named; Willem Lessig, Teo Lessig, and Tess Lessig.

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Lawrence Lessig Education

He earned a B.A. degree in economics and a B.S. degree in management from the University of Pennsylvania. He then did an M.A. degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge in England, and a J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1989.

After graduating from law school, he clerked for a year for Judge Richard Posner, at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Illinois, and another year for Justice Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court.

Lawrence Lessig Books

  • Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down
  • Culture and Control Creativity
  • The Future of Ideas
  • Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace
  • Republic, Lost


  • Remix
  • Code: Version 2.0
  • America, Compromised
  • Fidelity & Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American


  • Lesterland: The Corruption of Congress and How to End It
  • Code: And Other Laws of Cyberspace, Version 2.0
  • They Don’t Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy


  • The USA Is Lesterland: The Nature of Congressional Corruption
  • One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic
  • Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy
  • Lost in Translation


  • Code: Version 2.0: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
  • The Innovation Commons
  • Code: Version 2.0: Easyread Large Bold Edition
  • Code: Version 2.0: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition

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Lawrence Lessig Career

He is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Lessig became a professor at the University of Chicago Law School from 1991 to 1997. As co-director of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe there, he helped the newly independent Republic of Georgia draft a constitution.

He was at Harvard Law School from 1997 to 2000, holding for a year the chair of Berkman Professor of Law, affiliated with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He then joined Stanford Law School, where he established the school’s Center for Internet and Society.

July 2009, he returned to Harvard as professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and was appointed as the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership in 2013; his chair lecture was titled “Aaron’s Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age.”

Lawrence Lessig Politics

He has been politically liberal since studying philosophy at Cambridge in the mid-1980s. Two influential conservative judges, Judge Richard Posner and Justice Antonin Scalia, selected him to serve as a law clerk, choosing him because they considered him brilliant rather than for his ideology and effectively making him the “token liberal” on their staffs. This was in the late 1980s. Judge Richard would later call him “the most distinguished law professor of his generation.”

He has emphasized in interviews that his philosophy experience at Cambridge radically changed his values and career path. Lessig previously had held strong conservative or libertarian political views, desired a career in business and was a highly active member of Teenage Republicans. He also served as the youth governor for Pennsylvania through the YMCA Youth and Government program in 1978, and almost pursued a Republican political career.

Lawrence remains skeptical about his government intervention but favors some regulation, calling himself “a constitutionalist.” He once commended the John McCain campaign for discussing fair use rights in a letter to YouTube where it took issue with YouTube for indulging overreaching copyright claims leading to the removal of various campaign videos.

Lawrence Lessig Awards| Honors| Achievements

He received the Award for the Advancement of Free Software from the Free Software Foundation (FSF) in 2002.

Lawrence also received the Scientific American 50 Award for having “argued against interpretations of copyright that could stifle innovation and discourse online.”

He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006.

In 2011, he was named to the Fast case 50, “honoring the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders.”

In 2013, Lawrence was also awarded honorary doctorates by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University, Sweden and by the Université catholique de Louvain in 2014.

He again received the 2014 Webby Lifetime Achievement award for co-founding Creative Commons and defending net neutrality and the free and open software movement.

Lawrence Lessig Net worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1,4 billion. Details regarding his assets,  properties, cars he own, private jets and villas and so much more are still currently not available but will be updated as soon as we find out.

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