About Marjorie A. Silver
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.
- Civil Dispute Resolution & Procedure
- Professional Responsibility
- Civil Disobedience, Law & Lawyers (Seminar, India)
- Civil Externship Seminar
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Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law forthcoming, Carolina Academic Press (2016)
This is the Preface and Introduction to Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law, an anthology of writings by participants in the Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law and Politics (PISLAP) and others actively engaged ...
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 practice law as a healthy, healing profession, one that the lawyer finds fulfilling and rewarding and that is beneficial and ...
Contributions to Books (1)
A Transformational Melancholy: One Law Professor's Journey Through Depression Working Paper (2011)
In the fall 2007 issue of the Journal of Legal Education, Professor James Jones shared his deeply personal, remarkable, ongoing, story of living, struggling and succeeding as a law professor with bipolar disorder (James T.R. ...
The Accidental Clinician and the Experienced Director: A Conversation on the Value of Externships Working Paper (2010)
In the summer of 2010, Mary Jo Eyster and Marjorie Silver conversed, via email, about the ways in which externship programs add unique value to the student’s education, separate and apart from their cost-effectiveness as ...
Fairness and Finality: Third-Party Challenges to Employment Discrimination Consent Decrees After The 1991 Civil Rights Act 62 Fordham L. Rev. 321 (1993)
In this Article, Professor Silver examines Section 108 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which limits challenges to employment practices taken pursuant to employment discrimination consent decreea The Article traces the development of the ...
Giving Notice: An Argument for Notification of Putative Plaintiffs in Complex Litigation 66 Wash. L. Rev. 775 (1991)
Professor Silver advocates recognition of an inherent judicial power to send or authorize notice of pending litigation to potentially interested persons with unfiled claims. Recognizing such a judicial power is consistent with recent legal developments ...
Evening the Odds: The Case for Attorneys' Fee Awards for Administrative Resolution of Title VI and Title VII Disputes 67 N.C.L. Rev. 379 (1989)
In this Article Professor Silver addresses the shifting of attorneys' fees in administratively resolved claims under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Professor Silver begins by establishing Congress' commitment to ...