Olivier Sylvain

Olivier Sylvain

Associate Professor of Law

Telephone: 646.312.8222
Office: Room 7-108

Research & Teaching Areas

Internet; Technology; Administrative Law; Legislation


Olivier Sylvain's academic interests include the public lawmaking processes generally and communications law and policy in particular. He has written a variety of law review articles, policy papers, newspaper columns, and blog posts on current controversies in Internet governance, broadband policy, privacy, and intellectual property. He has been invited to give talks on these topics at major universities across the U.S., as well as in Paris, Madrid, and Amsterdam.

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, B.A.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Columbia University, Ph.D.