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Olivier Sylvain

Fordham Law Professor Olivier Sylvain

Professor of Law

Telephone: 646-312-8222
Email: sylvain@law.fordham.edu
Office: Room 7-108
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Faculty Assistant: Lourdes Ramirez
Email: lramirez@law.fordham.edu

Research and Teaching Areas

Information Law; Communications Law; Legislation; Administrative Law

Bio

Olivier is a Professor of Law at Fordham University. His research and writing is in communications law. His most recent legal scholarship has been on the limits of artificial intelligence, social media liability and their obligations under the civil rights laws, broadband internet governance, and data protection. He is a principal investigator in an interdisciplinary National Science Foundation grant project that is prototyping a community-administered computing network in West Harlem

At Fordham, Olivier teaches Legislation & Regulation, Administrative Law, Information Law, and information law related courses. He is the Director of the McGannon Center for Communications Research. He is also 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 and teaches a class on modern American literature for local incarcerated men.

Education

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