Paul Szynol (/ˈSHinôl/)
_____ Practice Areas
Media, Art, Entertainment, and Technology
_____ Lectures, Panels, and Workshops
SXSW (2024 and 2023), Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, NYU Journalism, NYU Tisch, DocNYC, Documentary Association of Europe, University of Oxford, Camden International Film Festival, and many others.
_____ Media Appearances
CNN, CBS News Prime Time, KCRW
_____ Teaching
Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Law School (Film Law, Art Law)
_____ Legal Scholarship and Commentary
Fair Use and the Judicial Search for Meaning (Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts) (2024)
The Andy Warhol Case That Could Wreck American Art (2022) (The Atlantic)
Fuzzy Boundaries: The Potential Impact of Vague Secondary Liability Doctrines on Technology Innovation (in “The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet”) (2011)
_____ Clerkship
The Hon. Mariana R. Pfaelzer, Central District of California
_____ Education
Yale Law School, Columbia University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
_____ Contact
paul [at], +1 415 663 5153

I'll be heading back to SXSW with my “Film Production: Legal Essentials” workshop in March:

MTV Documentary Films acquires rights to ‘Pay or Die,’ powerful film on Americans “held hostage” by high cost of insulin:

I had a chance to talk about fair use with CNN's Jake Tapper:

Diane von Furstenberg doc in the Works at Hulu:

I'll be teaching Film Law on the Sundance Institute's Collab platform:

Art Heist Documentary ‘The Thief Collector’ Acquired for North America by FilmRise:


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