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Jay S. Silver

Professor of Law

B.A., Washington University
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
LL.M., University of Pennsylvania School of Law

Jay Sterling Silver teaches Torts I and II, Criminal Law, and a seminar on “Moral Dilemmas in the Practice of Law.” Prior to teaching, Professor Silver worked as a legal services staff attorney in a coal-mining region at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and as an assistant public defender in Pittsburgh. His scholarship, which has been widely cited in court opinions, casebooks, and law reviews articles, has appeared in the principal law reviews at Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, William and Mary, and Ohio State. Professor Silver served as Associate Dean from the 1994-95 school year through 2001-02, as Vice Dean in the 2002-03 school year, and as Special Counsel to the President in 2003-04.