James Hagy

Distinguished Adjunct Professor
Founder and Director, The Rooftops Project

James Hagy

James Hagy is 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 28-year career with Jones Day, the global law firm, Professor Hagy served for 10 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.

Professor Hagy 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. 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).