The Corrupting Influence of Money on Politics

Attention: Legal, technology, political, and general assignment reporters

CONTACT: Susan Gluss,; 510-642-6936

WHAT: “The Corrupting Influence of Money on Politics,” a lecture by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, followed by expert commentary.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Details are online here.

WHERE: UC Berkeley School of Law, Room # 105. See campus map.

WHO:  Lawrence Lessig, director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Lessig’s current scholarship is focused on the impact of “institutional corruption” on the economy and the public trust.


Professor Bruce Cain from Stanford Law School, former director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Studies at UC Berkeley and a political scientist with expertise in democratic theory, regulations, and state and federal elections;

Professor Guy Uriel-Charles from Duke University School of Law, founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics and an expert in constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race.

DETAILS:  The event is co-sponsored by Berkeley Law and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. This lecture is part of the annual “Jorde Symposium,” which addresses issues of constitutional law, representative democracy, and governance.

The symposium proceedings will be published in a future issue of the California Law Review.

SOURCES: For information about the event, contact the organizers Nancy Donovan 510-643-1346, or David Grady at (510) 642-3702 or