Property law

David Cassuto

Professor Cassuto teaches in the areas of property, professional responsibility, animal law, water law, international comparative law, and legal and environmental theory. He directs the Brazil American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE), a cooperative endeavor with the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Professor Cassuto is a Fulbright fellow. He’s an ongoing visiting professor at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He’s the Class of 1946 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Environmental Law at Williams College.

Prior to joining the Pace Law faculty in 2003, he practiced complex civil litigation at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP in San Francisco; was an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in San Francisco and served on the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Environmental Law Practice Group.

Areas of expertise: animal law, water law, environmental law, property law, ethics, comparative environmental law, international environmental law


John Humbach

Professor John Humbach teaches Property, Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law and the First Amendment Seminar. He has authored numerous articles in the areas of First Amendment law, property law and professional responsibility, as well as computer-assisted instruction programs for first-year property students.  He has also published two books, Whose Monet? and Landlord and Tenant: Cases and Text.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Humbach practiced corporate/securities law for five years on Wall Street. He serves as chairman of his community Architectural Review Board, and was active in the preservation of the 22,000 acre Sterling Forest, at the edge of the NYC metropolitan area.

Areas of expertise: property law, free speech, professional responsibility, eminent domain


John Nolon

Professor John Nolon is Pace Law School’s James D. Hopkins Professor of Law and teaches Property, Land Use, and the Lawyer’s Role in Green Development. He serves as counsel to Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center, and directs the Kheel Center on the Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes.

Prof. Nolon has served as a consultant to President Carter’s Council on Development Choices for the 1980’s, President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development, New York Governor George Pataki’s Transition Team, and Governor Elliot Spitzer’s Transition Team. Prof. Nolon served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the National Housing and Development Reporter and is a member of the Editorial Board of THE LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW.

He is a member of the Experts Task Force on human settlements for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and of the New York State Climate Action Plan Integration Panel.  He has authored numerous articles and books in the areas of land use law, climate change, sustainable development and local environmental law.

Areas of expertise: land use law, property law, real estate law, climate change, sustainable development





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