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Lawrence Lessig to speak as part of The Forum series March 2

Harvard law professor and one-time presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig will speak for The Forum series March 2 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Schofield Auditorium on UW-Eau Claire’s lower campus. A reception and book signing will be held in the Ojibwe Ballroom of Davies Center following the presentation.

The title of Lessig’s presentation is "Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress — And a Plan to Stop It." Lessig will detail how he believes institutional corruption, most notably Congress, is a reality all voters must face in today’s landscape of pay-for-play politics.

Lessig’s brief candidacy for President of the United States ended in November. The key plank in Lessig’s platform was campaign finance reform, a concept he has been passionate about for several years. A self-described political activist, Lessig hopes to inspire citizens to take action at the ballot box.

Tickets are available for order online, by phone at 715-836-3727, at the Service Center in Davies Center's east lobby or at the door the day of the event. Tickets for the general public are $8.

The Forum is funded by the students of UW-Eau Claire. Speakers are selected and administered by the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office of the University Centers and by an administrative committee composed of students, faculty, staff and community members. General promotional support provided by WHYS Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio.

As one of the longest continuous programs of its kind in the U.S., The Forum has worked to present many of the world’s leading personalities since its founding in 1942.