Silvia Fabiana Faerman



Silvia F. Faerman left Argentina in 2000 to teach at Southwestern Law School and direct the highly successful Summer Law Program for U.S. students in her native country.  Her courses included Comparative Law, Latin American Laws and Institutions that she taught in both English and Spanish, Intellectual Property, International and Comparative Intellectual Property, Introduction to American Law to foreign LL.M. students, and the Seminar for the staff members of the Journal of International Law.

Her work in study abroad and exchange programs has emphasized mixing students of different cultures in the classroom and helping them interact in meaningful ways that lead to both mutual respect and intellectual growth.  As a teacher, she sought to encourage her U.S. students to escape a U.S.-centric perspective so that they can better represent internationally diverse clients with diverse needs, and have sought to teach her non-U.S. students how to appreciate, critique and operate within the U.S. system.

Prior to joining academia, she was the first female lawyer to practice law at one of the top five law firms in Buenos Aires where she litigated major intellectual property cases in federal courts.  She published articles on Intellectual Property in Spanish and English, and spoke at domestic and international conferences addressed to legal practitioners and scholars.

Ms. Faerman earned her law degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Law.  She is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association, and is admitted to the practice of law in said city and all of Argentina’s federal courts.

Current Courses:

Legal Spanish