Distinguished Adjunct Professor
James Hagy is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School. He also founded and directs The Rooftops Project at New York Law School's Center for Real Estate Studies.
Professor Hagy also serves as an Affiliated Transnational Professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law, and as an Adjunct Professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and at the Center for Real Estate Law of the John Marshall Law School. During his twenty-eight year career with Jones Day, the global law firm, Professor Hagy served for ten years as co-chair of the firm’s worldwide general real estate practice. He also formed and chaired the firm's Corporate Real Estate Services practice worldwide and served in a variety of additional management roles. He has advised a broad range of Fortune 500, FT 500 and private companies in major national and international transactions. He is also a member of the faculty of CoreNet Global Learning, where he has repeatedly received top-rated faculty awards from business audiences, and serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Corporate Real Estate (Emerald Group Publishing, London), as an editorial board member of the Corporate Real Estate Journal (Henry Stewart Publications, London), and on the editorial board of Site Selection magazine. His honors include appointment to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and listing as one of the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers (Euromoney), Chambers USA's America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, and in the real estate section of the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (Law Business Research). He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he obtained his J.D. in 1978 (Order of the Coif, and an Editor of the Law Review) and his B.A. in 1975 (with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude). Professor Hagy is the founder and Managing Director of Rooftops Group LLC. He writes and speaks to business audience on corporate real estate strategies and international business. He has been a magician for more than 40 years and writes and speaks regularly on the history and theory of performance magic, including a recent keynote lecture at The British Library (London).
B.A. - Case Western Reserve University, 1975 (Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude)
J.D. - Case Western Reserve University, 1978 (Order of the Coif and Editor of the Law Review)