Shelby D. Green

  • Professor of Law
  • Susan Taxin Baer '85 Faculty Scholar
Assistant: Susie Della Ruffa
Preston Hall 314
(914) 422-4259


BS, Towson State University
JD, Georgetown University Law Center

For media inquiries, contact:

Rex Bossert
Media Relations
(914) 330-1879

After graduating from law school at Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Green worked as an associate at Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle (now Nixon Peabody), in Rochester, N.Y. and Washington, D.C., where she focused on corporate, litigation, communications, labor law, and tax (kicking and screaming) matters.  For many years, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, White Plains, N.Y.  She is currently a member of the Board of the John Jay Heritage Center, Rye, N.Y.  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.  For three years, she served as the director of the Pace LL.M. Program in Real Estate Law.  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.  She has authored articles in the areas of property law and corporations.

At Pace, she teaches primarily property and real estate courses.

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist, Resilient Communities and Climate Change, The Future of Housing, Equity, Stability and Sustainability, Washburn Law School, February 2015.
  • Panelist, Fair Housing, NYU Black Allied Law Students Associations Annual Symposium, 2014.
  • Panelist, Resilient Communities and Climate Change, Association of Law Property and Society, April 2015.
  • Moderator, Crowdfunding: The New Thing in Financing Development, Professors’ Corner Webinar, ABA Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section, Legal Education Group, August 2015.
  • Moderator, Municipalities and the Evolving Use of Eminent Domain, Professors’ Corner Webinar, ABA Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section, Legal Education Group, May 2015.
  • Moderator, Micro Housing, Professors’ Corner Webinar, ABA Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section, Legal Education Group, August 2014.
  • Panelist, Historic Preservation Responds to Housing Shortages in Legacy Cities: Synergies for Savings and Success, Historic Preservation in America’s Legacy Cities, Cleveland State University, June 2014.
  • Organizer and Panelist, Due Diligence and Disclosure in Mortgage Loan Originations under Dodd-Frank, CLE, Pace Law School, May 2014.





Building Resilient Communities in the Wake of Climate Change While Keeping Affordable Housing Safe from Sea Changes in Nature and Policy, 54 Washburn L.J. 527 (2015).

"Paradoxes, Parallels and Fictions: The Case for Landlord Tort Liability Under the Revised Uniform Residential Landlord-Tenant Act," (forthcoming, Hamline Law Review 2014).

"A Tale of Two Privity’s: Conflict Among the Circuits on the Role of Contract Privity and Privity of Estate in the FDIC’s Assignment of Failed Bank Leases," (forthcoming, Real Prop. Trust & Estate Law Journal 2014).

Contesting Disclaimer of Reliance Clauses by Efficiency, Free Will and Conscience: Staving Off Caveat Emptor,” (forthcoming, Texas A&M Law Review 2014).

"No Entry to the Public Lands: Towards a Theory of a Public Trust Servitude for a Way Over Abutting Private Land," 14 Wyoming Law Review 19 (2014).

"MERS Remains Afloat in a Sea of Foreclosures," 27 Probate & Property 18 (July/Aug. 2013)(with JoAnn Sandifer).

"Imaging a Right to Housing, Lying in the Interstices," 19 Georgetown Journal Poverty Law & Policy 393 (2012).

"Tightening of Standards by Federal Housing Finance Agencies Impacts Housing Availability and Affordability for Condominium Purchasers," a LexisNexis, Emerging Issues Analysis (2011).

"Re-appraising the Appraisers: Expanding Liability to Buyers and Borrowers In the Story of the 2008 Financing Industry Crisis," 25 Probate & Property 10 (Nov/Dec 2011).

"Understanding CERCLA Through Webster’s New World Dictionary and State Common Law: Forestalling the Federalization of Property Law," 44 New England Law Review 835 (2010).

"The Improvident Real Estate Deal: the Attorney’s Duty to Warn," 39 Real Estate Law Journal 147 (2010)(with Temisan Agbeyegbe).

"Disquiet on the Home Front: Disturbing Crises in the Nation’s Markets and Institutions," 30 Pace Law Review 7 (2009).

Forward: "Real Property, Mortgages, and the Economy: A Call for Ethics and Reforms," 30 Pace Law Review 1 (2009).

“Zoning In and Out Churches: Limits on Municipal Zoning Powers by the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act,” 37 Real Estate Law Journal 163 (2008).

"Practitioners Need Broader Expertise: Real Estate Law is Undergoing Profound Changes," New York Law Journal (June 18, 2008) (with John Nolon).

"To Disclose or Not to Disclose. That is the Questions for the Corporate Fiduciary Who is Also a Pension Plan Fiduciary Under ERISA: Resolving the Conflict of Duty," 9 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law 831 (2007).

"Development Agreements: Bargained-For Zoning That is Neither Illegal Contract Nor Conditional Zoning," 33 Capital University Law Review 383 (2004).

"Specific Relief for Ancient Deprivations of Property," 36 Akron Law Review 245 (2003).

"The Search for a National Land Use Policy: For the Cities’ Sake," 26 Fordham Urban Law Journal 69 (1998).

"The Public Housing Tenancy: Variations on the Common Law That Give Security of Tenure and Control," 43 Catholic University Law Review 681 (1994).

"Reclaiming the Public Domain by Repeal of the Mining Law of 1872," 6 Hofstra Property Law Journal 85 (1993).

"'Reasonable Expectations' Define Board Power to Liquidate a Solvent Close Corporation in Bankruptcy," 41 Drake Law Review 421 (1992).

"Defending the 'Time Culture': The Public and Private Interests of Media Corporations," 43 Federal Communications Law Journal 391 (1991).

"Corporate Philanthropy and the Business Benefit: The Need for Clarity," 20 Gonzaga University Law Review 239 (1990).

"The Illusion of Fairness through Special Committees in Management Buyouts," 18 Western State University Law Review 161 (1990).