Introducing Guest Blogger Olivier Sylvain

I’m thrilled to welcome Professor Olivier Sylvain who will be guest blogging with us this month.  Professor Sylvain is an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law.  His academic interests include the public lawmaking processes generally and communications law and policy in particular.  He teaches telecommunications law, Internet law, and administrative law.  He is also a Research Associate at the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham.  

Before teaching, Professor Sylvain was a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block, LLC where he worked on a variety of constitutional law and telecommunications related matters.  Before Jenner, he was the Marvin Karpatkin Fellow in the National Legal Office of the AmericanCivil Liberties Union.

Professor Sylvain’s recent scholarship includes:

Internet Governance and Democratic Legitimacy, Federal Communications Law Journal, Vol. 62, No. 2 (2010)

Domesticating “the Great, Throbbing, Common Pulse of America”: A Study of the Ideological Origins of the Radio Act of 1927 (2010) (dissertation)

Contingency and the “Networked Information Economy”: A Critique of the
“Wealth of Networks
, The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 4, Issue 3 (2008), pp.203-210.

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