Norman I. Silber

Hofstra University School of Law

Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Professor of Law

121 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

United States

Yale University - Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520-8215

United States

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Scholarly Papers (21)

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The Use of Foreign Blocker Corporations by U.S. Nonprofits: Should Blockers Be Blocked?

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Oct 2016
Norman I. Silber and John Wei
Hofstra University School of Law and Yale University
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UBIT, UBTI, tax haven, blocker, tax

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Nonprofit Fundraising and Consumer Protection: A Donor's Right to Privacy

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 05 Nov 2004
Norman I. Silber and Ely R. Levy
Hofstra University School of Law and Militzok & Levy, P.A.
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nonprofit fundraising, consumer protection, donor privacy

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Debts, Disasters, and Delinquencies: The Case for a Mandatory Force Majeure Provision in Consumer Credit Agreements, and for a Consumer Credit Insurance Fund

New York University Review of Law and Social Change, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 1-56, 2010, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-03
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2013
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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Consumer Movement, Mortgage Lender, Credit Card Issuer, Eviction, Hurricane

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Late Charges, Regular Billing, and Reasonable Consumers: A Rationale for a Late Payment Act

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 83, p. 855, 2008, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-06
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Jun 2008
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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behavior, reasonable, consumers, late, charges, fees, credit cards, payment, penalties, surcharges, debt

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Anti-Consultative Trends in Nonprofit Governance

Hofstra University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-36
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Dec 2006
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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Nonprofits, Accountability, corporate governance models, collaborative governance, consultative governance, social capital, democratic governance, nonprofit organizations, nonprofit governance

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Thriving on Adversity: Disclosing Corporate Mistreatment of Consumers Caught in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and Exploring the Consumer Movement's Response to Crisis and Catastrophe

Loyola Consumer Law Review, 2010, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-02
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 21 May 2020
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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Consumer movement, mortgage lender, credit card issuer, eviction, hurricane, Katrina, mortgagee, bankruptcy, predatory lending, deferred payment, credit card, utilities

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Discovering that the Poor Pay More: Race Riots, Poverty, and the Rise of Consumer Law

44 Ford.Urb.L.J. 1319 (2017) , Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-02
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Jan 2018
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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consumer law, David Caplovitz, urban riots, consumer protection, Kerner Commission, Walker-Thomas Furniture, 1960s, consumer clinics

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The Nonprofit Do-Not-Call Exemption Considered as a Matter of Social Policy

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Dec 2004
Norman I. Silber and Frederick Trelfa
Hofstra University School of Law and Independent
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Telemarketing Sales Rule, Do-Not-Call List, Mainstream Marketing, Donor Privacy

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Nonprofit Interjurisdictionality

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 Dec 2004
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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interjurisdictionality, excess benefit transactions, Kenneth Lay, Reverend Jesse Jackson, nonprofit organizations, Internal Revenue Service, state attorney general

10.

The Problematic Presumption of Board Confidentiality

Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-01
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Jan 2011
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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transparency, presumption, confidentiality, Coase, ALI, nonprofit, governance, board, deliberation

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Monroe Freedman and the Morality of Dishonesty: Multidimensional Legal Ethics as a Cold War Imperative

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 1127, 2016, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 589, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-06
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2017
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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Freedman, legal ethics, adversary system, surveillance, Lawyers Guild, FBI, Three Hardest Questions, Griswold, Solicitor General's Office, incrimination, Warren Burger, Elman, HUAC, blacklist, confidentiality, lying, evasions, lies, perjury, zeal

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Brown and Shades of Gray: Ex Parte Communication in the Litigation Over Racial Justice

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Dec 2004
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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Brown, exparte, Philip Elman, Felix Frankfurter, code of professional responsibility, code of judicial conduct, Dred Scott

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Foreign Corruption of the Political Process Through Social Welfare Organizations

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 114, 2019, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-09
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2019
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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Remarks on Balancing Legitimate Regulation of Nonprofits with First Amendment Freedoms: Exceptional Nonprofits and Nonprofit Exceptionalism

Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-02
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2011
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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nonprofits, first amendment, donors, expression, salary caps, independent sector, payout rules

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Placing Consumers at the Front of the Relief Effort: Redirecting Credit Card Interest Charges

Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-04
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 06 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 21 May 2020
Norman I. Silber and Jeff Sovern
Hofstra University School of Law and St. John's University - School of Law
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credit card, COVID, coronavirus, interest charges, banks, financial institutions

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Merchant Authorized Consumer Cash Substitutes

University of Virginia Law & Business Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2019 , Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-11
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2019
Norman I. Silber and Steven Stites
Hofstra University School of Law and Stites Law, LLP
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Consumer Law, gift cards, coupons, ebates, rebates, scrip, merchant, payment systems

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Transplanting and Amplifying an Interviewer's Voice: One Response to Some Persistent Critiques of the Value of Oral History

Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-25
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Nov 2005
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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oral history, subjectivity, journalism, deliberate speed, philip elman, norman silber

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Considering the Allure and Peril of Nonprofit Social Impact Bond Arrangements

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Sep 2019
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law
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From the Jungle to the Matrix: The Future of Consumer Protection in Light of its Past

CONSUMER PROTECTION IN THE AGE OF INFORMATION ECONOMY, Jane Winn, ed., Ashgate, Forthcoming, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-24
Posted: 14 Nov 2005
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law

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jungle, matrix, consumer protection, internet fraud, pure food, deception

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With All Deliberate Speed: The Life of Philip Elman, an Oral History Memoir

Posted: 30 Nov 2004
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law

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Philip Elman, Brown v. Board of Education, Federal Trade Commission, Civil Rights, civil liberties, Frankfurter, Graham, Solicitor General's Office

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A Corporate Form of Freedom: The Emergence of the Modern Nonprofit Sector

Posted: 16 Aug 2001
Norman I. Silber
Hofstra University School of Law

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