Biography

Karren Shorofsky is an attorney and art historian who has spent most of her career focused on legal issues related to the arts, emerging technology, and museums and other nonprofit institutions. She holds a BA in art history from Brown University, a JD from Yale Law School, and an MA in art history from San Francisco State University. 

After working with the general counsel of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Karren practiced at major San Francisco law firms for more than a decade. Her current focus is on the intersection of art, museums, law, and ethics. She is an adjunct professor at USF's School of Law and USF’s graduate program in museum studies.  She teaches a variety of courses, including “Art Law,” Copyright,” and "Museums and the Law," and she helps run the undergraduate and graduate internship programs in USF’s art history and museum studies department.

Education
JD, Yale Law School
MA, Art History, San Francisco State University
BA, Art History, Brown University