Stephen M. Silver

Stephen M. Silver joined the Office of General Counsel in 2008. He is the Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel – Civil Rights, and the University Counsel for California State University, Chico. Previously, he served as campus counsel for the San José State University , Bakersfield, Fresno and Humboldt campuses.  He is also a resource attorney for the specialty areas of Civil Rights, Financial Aid, Student Discipline and Bankruptcy. Before joining the CSU, Mr. Silver worked in private practice for the national law firms Steptoe & Johnson, Baker Botts, and Jones Day, where he was a litigator specializing in commercial, employment, and white collar criminal law. After law school, Mr. Silver served as a law clerk for Judge Gladys Kessler, a federal district judge in Washington, D.C.


  • J.D., Georgetown University, cum laude
    • ​​Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • B.A., History, Columbia University

Legal Organizations and Activities:

  • Admitted to the California, U.S. Supreme Court, District of Columbia (inactive) and Maryland (inactive) bars

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