Michael Edward Lenert, J.D., Ph.D.


Lenert has over 20 years experience as a teacher and researcher with expertise in areas of democratic media practice, social entrepreneurship and diffusion of innovations. As a lawyer, Lenert began his legal career in 1986 as a civil litigator in San Francisco, CA, and later developed a focus on issues related to media law and policy, including the Internet, cable and braodcast television.

About Commlex.com: The word "Commlex" is a compound of two latin words, Communitas and Lex. Communitas is a Latin noun commonly referring either to an unstructured community in which people are equal, or to the very spirit of community. Lex is a Latin word meaning law made by a political authority. Together, they refer to the ideals of community and rule of law, and reflect my primary interests as a scholar and professional.

"Commlex.com" is the web home of Michael Edward Lenert. I am also known on the Internet and other places as Edward Michael Lenert, Edward M. Lenert, or Edward Lenert or Ed Lenert. I go by "Ed" except at my local Starbucks, where I am known as "Mr. Ed."



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