Brian L. Frye joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky College of Law as an
Assistant Professor of Law on July 1, 2012. His research focuses on legal issues
affecting artists and arts organizations. He will teach Civil Procedure, Copyright,
Intellectual Property, Nonprofit Organizations, and Art Law. Previously, he was a
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law. Brian was a
litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He clerked for Judge Andrew J.
Kleinfeld of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Richard
B. Sanders of the Washington Supreme Court. Brian received a J.D. from the New York
University School of Law in 2005, an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1997,
and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995. Brian is also a
filmmaker and a journalist. His films were shown in the Whitney Biennial 2002, the New
York Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival, among other
venues, and are in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His
critical writing on film and art has appeared in October, The New Republic, Film Comment,
Cineaste, Senses of Cinema, and Incite!, among other journals. He is currently
collaborating with Penny Lane on "Our Nixon," a feature-length documentary
based on the Super-8 home movies of H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and Dwight Chapin.



The Dialectic of Obscenity, Hamline Law Review (2012)

Until the 1960s, pornography was obscene, and obscenity prosecutions were relatively common. And until the...



The Gray Lady's Guide to Avant-Garde Cinema, INCITE Journal of Experimental Media (2011)

Who is the most important avant-garde filmmaker? It depends who you ask. Different people value...



The Peculiar Story of United States v. Miller, New York University Journal of Law & Liberty (2008)

On April 18, 1938, the Arkansas and Oklahoma state police stopped Jack Miller and Frank...