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 non-profit institutions. She hold a B.A. in Art History from Brown University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and an M.A. in Art History from San Francisco State University. Her master's thesis explored law's role in the creation and evaluation of contemporary art. After working with the General Counsel of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Professor Shorofsky practiced at major San Francisco law firms for more than a decade, where her clients included museums and other arts organizations. She has served on and headed boards of arts and education non-profits for many years. She has written and spoken widely on intellectual property and new media law at technology and museum conferences around the country, and lectured at San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco, and California College of the Arts on legal aspects of modern and contemporary art, museum law, and ethics. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco in the Museum Studies graduate program. She is also an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts in the Curatorial Practice graduate program.
- JD, Yale Law School
- MA, Art History, San Francisco State University
- BA, Art History, Brown University