Akilah N. Folami
Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Hofstra Research Fellow
B.A., Spelman College
J.D., Columbia Law School
Professor Folami began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Constance Baker Motley of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She then went on to practice as an associate in the litigation department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP in New York and then practiced in the technology transaction group of Morrison & Foerster’s New York office. While there, Ms. Folami developed her practice on a wide range of technology, intellectual property, new media, and Internet-related issues, such as ownership, licensing, e-commerce, online contracting and privacy.
Prior to joining the Hofstra Law School community, Professor Folami served as an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at St. John's School of Law. While there, she wrote on issues exploring media consolidation in broadcast radio and its effect on American youth and testified before the Federal Communications Commission regarding her findings. Professor Folami's scholarly interests include the intersection of communications law and media policy and the regulation of speech and cultural expression, particularly hip hop culture, on broadcast radio. She teaches Communications Law, Property, Wills, Trusts and Estates.