Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Visiting Faculty and Faculty in Residence

James Hagy

Title/s: Distinguished Lecturer in Residence



James Hagy is Senior Lecturer in Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He also serves as Distinguished Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, as Affiliated Transnational Professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law, and as an adjunct professor at other law schools in the United States. He also founded and directs the Rooftops Project at New York Law School’s Center for Real Estate Studies, which provides conferences, workshops, research, and resources about the role of real estate (owned, leased, or hosted physical space) on the missions and the operational and financial performance of not-for-profit organizations of all sizes and mission types.

Prior to his work in academia, Professor Hagy had a 28-year career with Jones Day, the global law firm. He 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 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 repeated 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), and as an editorial board member of the Corporate Real Estate Journal (Henry Stewart Publications, London). He writes and speaks to business and not-for-profit audiences regularly on corporate real estate strategies and international business. His honors include appointment to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he obtained his J.D. in 1978 (Order of the Coif, and an Editor of the Law Review) and his B.A. in 1975 (with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude).