Professor Silver served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge Joseph S. Lord III,
Pennsylvania. She came to law teaching after a decade in the federal government, where,
as Chief Regional Civil Rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, she
enforced non-discrimination laws. Professor Silver has been an active member of the New
York City Bar, and under the auspices of the City Bar Justice Center Immigrant Women and
Children project, she has represented immigrant women who are victims of physical or
emotional abuse by their citizen or lawful permanent resident spouses. She also serves as
an impartial hearing officer for the New York State Department of Education, adjudicating
special education disputes. She currently serves as a Trustee of the New York State
Lawyer Assistance Trust, having been appointed by Chief Justice Judith Kaye in January
2007. She is a member of the New York bar. Professor Silver has an international
reputation as a teacher, speaker and writer on emotional competence,
psychological-mindedness, legal education, lawyering, and professionalism. 

Articles

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Symposium Introduction: Humanism Goes to Law School, Touro Law Review (2013)

By now, the knowledge that law students experience more than their fair share of distress...

 

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Supporting Attorney’s Personal Skills, 78 Rev. Jur. U.P.R. 147 (2009)
 

Books

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The Affective Assistance of Counsel: Practicing Law as a Healing Profession, Carolina Academic Press (2007)

This book is intended for lawyers and law students interested in developing the competencies to...

 

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Substance Abuse, Stress, Mental Health and the Legal Profession, New York State Lawyers Assistance Trust (2004)
 

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Dissent Without Opinion: The Behavior of Justice William O. Douglas in Federal Tax Cases (with Bernard Wolfman and Jonathan L.F. Silver), University of Pennsylvania Press (1975)
 

Contributions to Books

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“Love, Hate, and Other Emotional Interference in the Lawyer/Client Relationship”, Practicing Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Law as a Helping Profession (2000)