Olivier Sylvain

Fordham Law Professor Olivier Sylvain

Associate Professor of Law

Telephone: 646-312-8222
Email: sylvain@law.fordham.edu
Office: Room 7-108
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Faculty Assistant: AC Christian
Email: achristian@law.fordham.edu

Research and Teaching Areas

Information Law; Communications Law; Legislation; Administrative Law


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, news articles, newspaper op-eds, and blog posts on current controversies in broadband policy, Internet governance, privacy, and copyright. He has been an invited speaker on the local NPR station and at several recent conferences and symposia across the United States and in Europe.

At Fordham, Olivier teaches Legislation and Regulation, Administrative Law, Information Law, and information law related seminars. He manages the Intellectual Property and Information Law concentration at Fordham. He is affiliated with the Center for Law and Information Policy and the Center on Race, Law, and Justice. 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. He is on the board of directors for the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.


  • Williams College, BA
  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD
  • Columbia University, PhD