Julius Silver Program in Law,
Science, & Technology
Established in 1985 with a generous gift of Julius Silver ’24, this program sponsors and coordinates the Law School’s advanced courses in fields related to science and technology. At present these offerings include courses in technological properties and food and drug law, and seminars in computers and the law, telecommunications, medical innovation, and University-wide colloquia on biotechnology.
Future plans call for further enrichment of the intellectual property curriculum and new courses devoted to the regulation of scientific risk-taking, both in areas traditionally covered by administrative law and in the emerging field of biotechnology. The Silver program also sponsors a student law-and-technology group and a Law School speakers’ program. In addition to its work with undergraduate law students, the Julius Silver program provides fellowships for graduate study for up to two students, one from the United States and one from abroad, each year, and provides partial support to scholars in law or law-related fields to spend a term in residence at the Law School as Julius Silver Research Fellows in residence.