James Hagy

Title/s:  Distinguished Lecturer in Residence

Office #:  Corboy 1419

Phone: 312.915.7508

Email: jhagy@luc.edu


James Hagy is Distinguished Lecturer in Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He also has served 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 Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He founded and directs the Rooftops Project, which offers conferences, workshops, research, and resources about the role of real estate (owned, leased, or hosted physical space) in the missions and the operational and financial performance of not-for-profit organizations of all sizes and mission types. He writes and speaks to business and not-for-profit audiences regularly about corporate real estate strategy and international business. 

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 serves as an editorial board member of the Corporate Real Estate Journal (Henry Stewart Publications, London) and as an editorial board member of the Journal of Corporate Real Estate (Emerald Group Publishing, London). His honors include appointment to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and being awarded the Judge Richard M. Marcus Award for Excellence in Teaching by Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has also received repeated top-rated faculty awards from CoreNet Global Learning for his workshops and presentations to international business audiences. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he obtained his JD in 1978 (Order of the Coif, and an Editor of the Law Review) and his BA in 1975 (with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude).


BA, Case Western Reserve University
JD, Case Western Reserve University

Courses Taught

Advanced Legal Writing for Business Practice
Advising Not-for-Profit Organizations
Business Practice Transactional Skills