Lecturer in Law
Since 2002, Teri Silvers has held the position of adjunct lecturer and clinical instructor, teaching the Arts Law Externship (formerly called "The Clinical Seminar in Law and the Arts"). From 2000 to 2002, she was Assistant Director of Studies for the Law School's Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, where she also assisted in running various programs of the Center, including the arts law summer internships; and from 1998 to 1999, she served as Director of Legal Services at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, where she supervised Columbia's clinic students directly in their client work. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1991, she practiced arts and intellectual property law in New York, both at private firms and public interest organizations, until joining VLA, and spent a year in San Francisco teaching copyright law to graphic arts students. She is an excellent mentor for those seeking an arts related legal position or those seeking to combine interests in law and creative pursuits.