A.B., cum laude, Vassar College, 1978
Graduate Fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978-79
M.A. (1984), M.Phil. (1991) and J.D. (1987) Columbia University; President’s Fellow; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Columbia Law Review
Clerk to Judge Raymond J. Pettine, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Admitted to practice in Massachusetts; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; and the U.S. Supreme Court
Federal Indian Law
- Rebuilding Tribal Nations (INDL-335-A)
- Property Ii: Law of Personal Property (PROP-325-A)
Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Indian Law and Policy
Professor Silverman was managing partner for the Cape Cod-area law firm of Kearney & Silverman from 1991-97, where he practiced admiralty defense, corporate, intellectual property, estate planning, and civil litigation, and played a significant role in the largest fisheries fraud litigation in American history. He was a Bigelow Fellow and lecturer in law at the University of Chicago School of Law from 1997-99. A former Max Rheinstein Research Fellow, Professor Silverman was a summer associate for the Manhattan law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel. He is an enrolled member of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut. Professor Silverman has also coauthored two books, Internet Commerce, The Emerging Legal Framework, and Intellectual Property and the Internet. He joined the faculty in 1999.
2004 Supplement to Internet Commerce: The Emerging Legal Framework (2004).
2003 Supplement to Internet Commerce: The Emerging Legal Framework (2003).
Teacher’s Manual to Internet Commerce: The Emerging Legal Framework (2003).
Intellectual Property and the Internet (Foundation Press 2003) (with Margaret Jane Radin and John A. Rothchild).
Internet Commerce: The Emerging Legal Framework (Foundation Press 2002).
Rise of the Machines: Justice Information Systems and the Question of Public Access to Court Records over the Internet, 79 Wash. L. Rev. 175 (2004).
Imperatives, Normativity, and the Law, 31 Conn. L. Rev. 601 (1999).
Dualistic Legal Phenomena and the Limitations of Positivism, 86 Colum. L. Rev. 823 (1986).
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Silverman is an enrolled member of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut. He is also an active tribal judge, who for the past 15 years has sat as an appellate justice on tribal courts throughout the Pacific Northwest.