Research and Teaching Areas
Internet; Technology; Administrative Law; Legislation
Olivier Sylvain is an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. His academic interests are chiefly in information and communications law and policy. He has written a variety of law review articles, policy papers, newspaper columns, and blog posts on current controversies in broadband policy, Internet governance, privacy, and copyright. His most recent research projects are on the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet rulemaking, the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in ABC v. Aereo on online video streaming, and the third-party doctrine in Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. He has been an invited panelist and speaker at several recent conferences and symposia on Internet governance in the United States and in Europe.
At Fordham, Olivier teaches Legislation and Regulation, Administrative Law, and Internet-related courses. He is also a Research Associate at the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center. Before entering academia, Olivier was a Karpatkin Fellow in the National Legal Office of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City and a litigation associate at Jenner & Block, LLC, in Washington, D.C.
- Williams College, BA
- Georgetown University Law Center, JD
- Columbia University, PhD