Judge Silver Professorship
Call for Clerks to Help Honor Judge Roslyn O. Silver and Her Legacy
Roslyn O. Silver has served as a judge for the District of Arizona since her appointment in 1994. She was the first woman appointed in the Phoenix Division and the second woman appointed in the District of Arizona. In 2011, she became the first woman Chief Judge for the District of Arizona.
Judge Silver has been devoted to contributing her time and expertise to the enhancement of both the legal community and the people whose lives are impacted by her legal work each day. Among the many people she has supported are her law clerks. Judge Silver has helped open doors, made vital networking connections, and nourished relationships through mentorships that have vitalized our lives and careers.
Life holds many opportunities to support those who have made a real difference in our lives. Now we have a chance to give back in honor of her support and ensure Judge Silver’s legacy.
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will be honoring Judge Silver with the creation of an endowed professorship in fall 2019 – The Honorable Roslyn O. Silver Professorship. This will be the first professorship named for an alumna, and the first professorship named for a federal judge, in the school’s history. This landmark professorship will be used to recruit world-class faculty to ASU Law, offering a top-tier legal education to the lawyers and change-makers of tomorrow.
We hope to rally Judge Silver’s former clerks to enhance the value of her professorship.
Our goal is to raise $25,000, collectively, from all Judge Silver’s Law Clerks. Please consider making a meaningful contribution to The Honorable Roslyn O. Silver Professorship in support of academic excellence and rigor within the field of law. Know, however, that you should not feel compelled to lend your support: Judge Silver has affection for all of you and appreciates your many accomplishments.
Thank you for your consideration of this effort. Together, we can help generations of young law students benefit from Judge Silver’s inspiring career if we lend our generous spirit.