Brian Sites

Brian Sites
Assistant Professor of Law
and Coordinator of Experiential Learning


(321) 206-5685


LLM, Columbia University Law School (James Kent Scholar)
JD, Florida State University College of Law (Magna Cum Laude)
BA, The College of Wooster (Cum Laude)

Classes Taught

Legal Research and Writing I
Legal Research and Writing II
Cyberspace Seminar


Assistant Professor Brian Sites joined the faculty of the Barry University School of Law in Fall 2013. His primary research areas are legal research and writing, copyright, and law and technology. His published works and presentations address fair use, digital media, the intersection of evolving technology and the law, criminal law topics, religious freedom, and experiential learning.

Prior to joining the faculty at Barry Law, Professor Sites served as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  While there, he worked primarily on cases that addressed civil rights, habeas corpus matters, criminal sentencing, immigration, and prisoner and pro se appeals.

Before his work at the Sixth Circuit, Professor Sites clerked for Justices Wells and Perry at the Florida Supreme Court.  His work at the Court involved several death penalty and other high-profile cases, along with various criminal and civil issues.  He also worked in the Court’s publication unit, served on a pandemic task force, and taught in the Court’s public education program.  Professor Sites has also previously taught legal research and writing, cyber law, and other topics to undergraduate students as an adjunct faculty member.

Professor Sites is an active volunteer.  He has been a frequent contributor to several ABA committees, has coached multiple moot court teams, and regularly assists a variety of non-profit groups.  He is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Law Review Articles, Publications, and Presentations

Terms of Use in Digital Media, in Digital Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier In Intellectual Property Law 6 (Ross Dannenberg et. al eds., 2d ed., forthcoming 2014–15) (co-author)

Hot Topics in Fair Use, ABA Copyright and Social Media Committee Meeting, ABA Intellectual Property Law Spring Conference, April 2014 (presenter)

Tailoring Legal Writing Assignments to Market Realities, Southeastern Regional Legal Writing Conference, Stetson University College of Law, April 2014 (presenter)

Creeping Government: Technology, Civil Liberties, and the Law, The College of Wooster, February 2014 (presenter and panelist)

Machine-Generated Testimony and the Confrontation Clause, Eleventh Circuit Legal Scholarship Forum, Stetson University College of Law, October 2013 (presenter)

Social Media in the Digital Millennium, Landslide, May/June 2013, at 26 (co-author)

Ohio Hospital Association, Hospital Law Handbook (Brian Sites & Richard Sites eds., 1st–6th eds., 2005–2013) (co-editor)

YouTube, Copyright, and Fair Use, Copyright & Social Media Committee Meeting, ABA Intellectual Property Law Conference, Arlington, VA (2012) (presenter)

Religious Documents and the Establishment Clause, 42 U. Mem. L. Rev. 1 (2011) (author)

End-User License Agreements: The Private Law in Video Games and Virtual Worlds, in Computer Games And Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier In Intellectual Property Law 6 (Ross Dannenberg et. al eds., 2010) (co-author)

The Danger of Future Dangerousness in Death Penalty Use, 34 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 959 (2007) (author)

Google the Gozerian and Fair Use Slimed: Copyright Again in the Technocrat’s Den, 47 Jurimetrics J. 31 (2006) (author)

Professor Sites' publications can be found on the Social Science Research Network.

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