Karren Shorofsky

Karren Shorofsky

Director, Office of Career Services

Administrative Director
Part-Time Faculty


Karren Shorofsky is currently leading the law school's Office of Career Services as its Director.  Karren joined the adjunct faculty of the graduate program in museum studies in 2013, and the adjunct faculty of the law school in 2017.  She has taught Art Law, Copyright, and Museums and the Law, as well as the graduate internship course in museum studies, and has supported many students in their career searches.  

Karren has spent most of her own law career focused on legal issues related to the arts, technology, and museums and other nonprofit institutions.  Before joining USF,  Karren worked in the general counsel’s office of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and practiced Intellectual Property law with major San Francisco law firms as an Associate, Partner and Of Counsel.  She also has extensive experience on nonprofit boards.


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

Awards & Distinctions

  • Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award, University of San Francisco, 2022

  • Hon. Ira A. Brown Adjunct Faculty Award by USF School of Law, 2021