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Noted Cyberspace Scholar Lessig Speaks as 2002 Dunwody Distinguished Lecturer

GAINESVILLE, Fla — Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School, will discuss the importance of finding a middle ground among the extremism that dominates the current debate about copyright at the 21st annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture to be held here April 26.

The lecture by Lessig, to be called “The Creative Commons,” is organized by the Florida Law Review. It will be held in Holland Hall Auditorium at 10:30 a. m., and introduction will be by Dean Jon Mills, director of the law school’s Center for Governmental Responsibility.

Renowned author of “Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace,” Lessig is a preeminent figure in Internet law, and was named one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers” by the National Law Journal 2002. He has published nearly 40 articles in various academic journals, including the law reviews of such universities as Harvard, Yale, Chicago, Stanford and Michigan.

Prior to joining the Stanford law faculty in 2000, Lessig was 1999-2000 Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He also is a prolific author and lecturer in areas of constitutional law, contracts and comparative constitutional law.

The Dunwody Distinguished Lecture series was established by the U.S. Sugar Corporation and law firms of Dunwody White & Landon P.A., and Mershon Sawyer Johnston Dunwody & Cole in honor of brothers Elliot and Atwood Dunwody, both graduates of the UF Levin College of Law. It is a forum for legal scholars to present novel and challenging ideas.

Past Dunwody lecturers include Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Yale Law School Dean Anthony T. Kronman.

For more information, contact Law Review Editor Allen Winsor,, 352.392.2148.

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Published: April 16th, 2002

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