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Shelby D. Green

Shelby D. Green
Shelby D. Green

Associate Professor of Law
BS, Towson State University
JD, Georgetown University Law Center

(914) 422-4421
Office: P309

Tiffany Shavis
Office: P315-319
(914) 422-4668

Office Hours:
Tuesday, 3:00–4:00 PM and by appointment



After graduating from law school, Professor Shelby 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 Hudson Valley Legal Services, White Plains, 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 Estates Section of the American Bar Association.  She has authored articles in the areas of property law and corporations.


Articles Imaging a Right to Housing, Lying in the Interstices, 19 Geo. J. Poverty L. & Pol’y 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 Eng. L. Rev. 835 2010)
  The Improvident Real Estate Deal: the Attorney’s Duty to Warn, 39 Real Estate L.J. 147 (2010)
  Disquiet on the Home Front:  Disturbing Crises in the Nation’s Markets and Institutions, 30 Pace L. Rev. 7 (2009)
  Forward: "Real Property, Mortgages, and the Economy: A Call for Ethics and Reforms" Pace Law Review. Paper 638 (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)
  "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," 9University 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 U. L. Rev. 383 (2004)
  "Specific Relief for Ancient Deprivations of Property," 36 Akron L. Rev. 245 (2003)
  The Search for a National Land Use Policy: For the Cities’ Sake, 26 Fordham Urb. L.J. 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)
  "The Illusion of Fairness through Special Committees in Management Buyouts," 18 Western State University Law Review 161 (1990)
  "Corporate Philanthropy and the Business Benefit: The Need for Clarity," 20 Golden Gate University Law Review 239 (1990)