Emily Silverman, J.D. (Berkeley Law), LL.M.

Senior Researcher

Curriculum Vitae

For many years, Emily Silverman was head of the section United States and Canada, the sec­tion Is­rael, and the trans­lation (Ger­man–English) sec­tion. In Novem­ber 2011, she joined the team lead­ing the pro­ject In­ter­na­tion­al Max Planck Information System for Com­par­at­ive Crim­in­al Law. From Decem­ber 2008 to Decem­ber 2014, she was the In­sti­tute's Deputy Equal Op­por­tun­ity Of­ficer and from Janu­ary 2015 to Novem­ber 2016 its Equal Op­por­tun­ity Of­ficer. A gradu­ate of the Boalt Hall School of Law (Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia, Berke­ley), her LL.M. from the Uni­versity of Freiburg was sup­por­ted by grants from the Ger­man Aca­dem­ic Ex­change Ser­vice and the Max Planck So­ci­ety. She has writ­ten and trans­lated numerous art­icles on crim­in­al law and crim­in­al policy.


The Criminalization of Femicide: A Comparative Legal Perspective

Heads of project: Konstanze Jarvers, Emily Silverman, Cristina Valega Chipoco
Killings of women, the most serious form of gender-based violence, is a phenomenon that has existed worldwide since time immemorial. And yet it has only recently become the focus of cultural and legal debate. With that in mind, this international comparative research project focuses on the… more

Information System for Comparative Criminal Law


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