Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and founder of Rootstrikers, a network of activists leading the fight against government corruption. As a professor at Stanford Law School, Lessig founded the school's Center for Internet and Society. He has authored numerous books, including Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It (2011). Lessig serves on the Boards of Creative Commons, AXA Research Fund and iCommons.org, and on the Advisory Boards of the Sunlight Foundation, the Better Future Project, and Democracy Cafe. In 2014 he launched the Mayday PAC, crowdfunding small-dollar contributions to fund a super PAC big enough to win a majority in Congress in 2016 committed to fundamental reform.
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HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig, founder of Change Congress, delivered his "Keynote from the Left" at the Conference on the Constitutional Convention on Sept. 24, 2011.
Lessig responds to criticisms on his call for a constitutional convention.
Lawrence Lessig from Harvard Law School and Nick Dranias of the Compact for America Educational Foundation refute what they see as fear-mongering about the Article V process for amending the Constitution at a state level.
What happens when Congress itself is the problem in politics? The framers of the Constitution thought of a solution for that very problem.
In the first of a series of podcasts on Changing the Constitution, Lawrence Lessig from Harvard and Sanford Levinson from the University of Texas join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss if America needs a second Constitutional convention and what challenges such a meeting would pose.
We should begin the long discussion about how best to reform our democracy, to restore its commitment to liberty and a Republic, by beginning a process to amend the Constitution through the one path the Framers gave us that has not yet been taken — a Convention.