Professor Shelby Green appointed as Co-Counsel of the Land Use Law Center at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

October 5, 2021
Shelby Green

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce that Professor Shelby Green has been appointed as co-counsel of the Land Use Law Center. The Land Use Law Center (“LULC”), established in 1993 by Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus John Nolon, was one of the first law-school based institutes in the nation whose mission was to engage communities in the movement toward more economically, equitably, and environmentally viable towns and cities – to find new ways to create and foster sustainable communities. With this appointment, Professor Green will serve as co-counsel alongside Professor Nolon.

Since joining Haub Law as a professor in 1991, Professor Green has taught courses on property, historic preservation and real estate transactions and finance. At Haub Law, Professor Green also served as the director of the LLM in Real Estate Law for several years. She continues to advise students interested in real estate law, arranging externships, and hosting panels on the curriculum and the practice.

Professor Green has published dozens of articles focusing on real estate law, the housing market, historic preservation, the housing act, housing discrimination, land use law and more. She is also the author of two books with Haub Law Professor Nicholas Robinson focused on Historic Preservation. An expert in the field, Professor Green is also a frequent presenter on the topics of real property law and real property trusts and estates. She is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and, currently, she is the editor of the “Keeping Current—Property” column in Probate & Property, a magazine published by the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. 

Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and co-counsel of the LULC, John Nolon, emphasized the positive impact that Professor Green’s new appointment would have on the LULC. “By adding Professor Green to the Land Use Law Center’s staff as Co-counsel, we both solidify and amplify what she does for our program. It formalizes the integration of the land use and real estate courses and programs and adds her considerable scholarship, engagements, knowledge, and networks to our profile. We will all benefit from this appointment, particularly students who are interested in the closely-related fields of real estate and land use law.”

The Land Use Law Center is also led by Executive Director, Jessica Bacher, Deputy Director, Tiffany Zezula, and Senior Staff Attorney, Jennie Nolon Blanchard. Executive Director, Jessica Bacher, notes, “Land use law involves the development and conservation of the land and its natural resources and with that, real property is subject to many land use regulations. Professor Green is an expert in these areas. Her work and expertise expands the capacity of the LULC and strengthens the unique role that the Center plays in the local and national land use law community.”

Prior to joining Haub Law, Professor Green worked as an associate at Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle (now Nixon Peabody), in Rochester, NY and Washington, DC, where she focused on corporate, litigation, communications, labor law, and tax matters.  For many years, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, White Plains, NY.  She is currently a member of the Board of the John Jay Heritage Center, Rye, NY.  She is also the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Music School. Professor Green also serves the community through her pro bono work for which she received a service award from the New York State Bar Association. She graduated with her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

“It is an honor to be appointed as co-counsel of the Land Use Law Center. Since 1993, the Center has made an impact on Westchester, New York State, and beyond with its unique, innovative, and researched land use law strategies. I look forward to continuing to work with the expert staff of the LULC in this new role,” stated Professor Green.

About Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University offers JD and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, N.Y., opened its doors in 1976 and has more than 9,000 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. Haub Law launched its Environmental Law Program in 1978, and it has long been ranked among the world’s leading university programs, with a current #1 ranking by U.S. World and News Report. Pace’s doctoral graduates teach environmental law at universities around the world. Pace’s JD alumni are prominent in environmental law firms, agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, the Law School received a transformational gift from the family of Elisabeth Haub, in recognition of its outstanding environmental law programs. For more information about Haub Law, visit

About the Land Use Law Center

Established in 1993, the Land Use Law Center is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution techniques. Through the work of its programs, centers, and institutes, the Land Use Law Center offers training, technical assistance, conferences, seminars, clinics, academic law school courses, continuing legal and planning education programs, audio podcasts, and frequent publications and resources on contemporary land use, real estate, and environmental issues. Visit for more information.

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