Jay Sterling Silver teaches Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, Torts I and II, and a seminar on "Moral Dilemmas in the Practice of Law." His scholarship has appeared in the Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, William and Mary, Ohio State, UCLA, Texas A&M, and Rutgers law reviews, and his latest piece, "Intent Reconceived," is forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review. His commentary has appeared inThe New York Times, The Washington Post, The National Law Journal, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Dallas Morning News, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, and other national and local media, and has been discussed on C-Span and cited on MSNBC.
Professor Silver served as Associate Dean from the 1994-95 school year through 2001-02, as Vice Dean in 2002-03, and as Special Counsel to the University President in 2003-04. Prior to teaching, he worked as a legal services staff attorney in a coal-mining region at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and as a public defender in Pittsburgh.