Our Faculty

Jessica Magaldi

Associate Professor

Lubin School of Business

Legal Studies and Taxation

Location
  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza W-476
Office Hours
New York City

Education


JD , New York University School of Law , New York, NY , 1995

BS , State University of New York at Albany , Albany, NY , 1991
Finance

Awards and Honors

  • Beta Gamma Sigma, August 11, 2016 - Highest Honors - Pace University BGS Chapter
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, February 2016 - Outstanding Chapter Advisor
  • Office of the Dean, Lubin, January 2016 - Mini-Grant for Facilitating Student Project Teams across the Business Curriculum
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, August 12, 2015 - Highest Honors - Pace University BGS Chapter
  • Lubin School of Business, LST, May 2014 - Excellence in Teaching

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES

  • - Certified Mediator
    qualified in New York State
  • - Northern District of Illinois Bar
  • - District of Columbia Bar
  • - New York State Bar
  • - Southern and Eastern Districts of New York Bar

Publications


Girasa, R., Kraus, R. & Magaldi, J. (2016, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Metropolitan Life and the Shadow Banking Controversy: Non-Bank Investment Alternatives to Traditional Banking. North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Magaldi, J. Distinguishing Between One Voice Amplified Too Loudly or Many Voices Raised in Unison: How the NLRB's Decisions in Cases Involving Social Media are Narrowing the Definition of Concerted Activity. Submitted to peer-reviewed journals and student-edited law reviews.

Magaldi, J. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 31). The GoldieBlox Video: Infringement or Fair Use?. Journal of Critical Incidents. Vol 8

Girasa, R. J., Kraus, R. J. & Magaldi, J. Metropolitan Life and the Shadow Banking Controversy: Non-Bank Investment Alternatives to Traditional Banking. North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Magaldi, J. #IHateMyBoss: What Every Employer Needs to Know about Regulating Employees' Use of Social Media. Will be submitted to peer-reviewed and student-edited journals.

Magaldi, J. & Kolisnyk, O. (2014, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). The Unpaid Internship: A Stepping Stone to a Successful Career or the Stumbling Block of an Illegal Enterprise? Finding the Right Balance Between Worker Autonomy and Worker Protection. Nevada Law Journal. Vol 14 (Issue 1) , pages 25. http://scholars.law.unlv.edu/nlj/

Magaldi, J. A. & Ciano, K. M. Righting Contracts: A Practitioner's Guide to Drafting, Marking-Up and Negotiating Contracts. Oxford University Press.

PRESENTATIONS


Magaldi, J. (2015, August 10). National Conference of the ALSB. The GoldieBlox Video and the Beastie Boys Song: A Case Study in Fair Use. ALSB, Philadelphia, PA

Magaldi, J. (2015, March 27). Annual Conference of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business. GoldieBlox v. The Beastie Boys: Fair Use or Infringement?. Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Chicago, IL

Magaldi, J. (2015, March 26). National Conference of the Society for Case Research. An Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights. Society for Case Research, Chicago, IL

Magaldi, J. (2014, August 4). National Conference of the ALSB. Don't Update Your Status Without Knowing the Rules: How the NLRB Has Been Deciding Cases Involving Social Media and What it Means for Employers (and Employees). ALSB, Boston, MA

Magaldi, J. (2013, August 8). National Conference of the ALSB. #IHateMyJob: What Every Employer Needs to Know About Regulating Employees' Use of Social Media. ALSB, Boston, MA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Civil Court of the City of New York - Volunteer Arbitrators Association [Arbitrator] , October 1 , 2001
    I volunteer monthly to arbitrate cases for litigants in small claims court in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York [Chair, Monday Night Law Subcommitte (of Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee)] , September 1 , 2004
    Local bar association with national presence.

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Faculty Advisor [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: Act as Faculty Advisor to the BGS Student Organization. Work closely with the executive board to plan and execute student events and to raise awareness of the national BGS organization.
  • LFC - External Relations [Committee Member]
    Desc: I have been involved most closely with the initiative to foster a closer relationship with the Career Office, especially with regard to internships. I also participated by educating the committee about my research into unpaid internships, which was published in January 2014.
  • BHP Director, NYC [Other]
    Desc: Responsible for partnering with our BHP students to -- help them to meet their BHP and Pforzheimers requirements -- inspire them to participate in the BHP community -- provide added value to students through the BHP experience.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Key Accomplishments: --Ascertained and maintained an accurate count of BHP students --Streamlined registration process for BHP students --Created VIP events and experiences for BHP students --Created a warm and inviting BHP Lounge for students to gather --Created a BHP Lending Library of popular business, productivity and related books for students to borrow. --Increased awareness of BGS among the students and began a strong collaboration with BGS student leaders --Coordinated and collaborated with BAP and other Lubin honor societies --Assisted with the planning of the January Leadership Retreat Although my appointment as Director was for September 1, I spent the summer meeting with various key stakeholders and other interested parties (like Ida DuPpont, Melissa Cardon, Karen Berger, Lynette Wailoo) and began working on certain initiatives (including the lounge and library) over the summer. I spend on average about 15 hours per week on BHP activities and spent another 40 or so from May through August.
  • Lubin Academic Transformation Retreat [Other]
    Desc: Responsibilities include _______________________
  • BHP "VIP" Access to Lubin Events [Other]
    Desc: Provides the event planners with guaranteed students who are interested and engaged. Provides added value to our students for events they might not otherwise attend. Makes our students feel special because they are getting real value from their BHP status. No additional costs or event planning!
  • BHP Social Events - Ad Hoc [Other]
    Desc: 2015 events included, among others, a debate watching party and a movie night.
  • BHP Social Events - Monthly [Other]
    Desc: Host a monthly social event (during school months) in BHP Lounge. Provide snacks and encourage peer networking.
  • Core Course Coordinator [Other]
    Desc: Core Course Coordinator for Law 101
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: In 2015, I prepared a report analyzing the data we gathered to determine whether and how our students are meeting the learning objectives we set out for the course. The report gave an update on our progress and recommendations for the future. The data from my report will be included in the AACSB report. (I have been Law 101 core course coordinator since 2011.)
  • Created "One-Stop Shopping" Registration Events [Other]
    Desc: Created in Response to Student Complaints about Difficulty in Honors Requirements Registration Built the Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 Events Events off our success with a more limited approach in 2014. 2015 Events offer personalized schedule planning. Three Events Scheduled in Computer Rooms, Students met with Lubin Advisement and BHP Advisors, Left with a Schedule and Holds Taken Off!
  • Expansion of BHP Lending Library [Other]
    Desc: Expanded pilot program from approximately 20 to over 50 popular business and business-related (such as productivity and work/life balance) titles, based on student surveys and recommendations.
  • Overhaul of BHP Thesis Presentation Process [Other]
    Desc: Created a Lubin Day for Honors Theses – May 6th and December 8th. Much better participation with second readers, faculty were more engaged, felt like an event.
  • AASCB Review Team [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Participated in the AACSB review in November 2015. Discussed my experiences as a Clinical Faculty Memberas well as my responsibilities and experiences as Core Course Coordinator for Law 101 and Director of Business Honors Program for NYC. (Hours specified include preparation time.)
  • Core Course Coordinator [Other]
    Desc: Core Course Coordinator for Law 101
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: In 2014, we undertook another big data gathering effort to determine whether and how our students are meeting the learning objectives we set out for the course. This data will be included in the AACSB report. (I have been Law 101 core course coordinator since 2011.)
  • Creator of BHP Lending Library [Other]
    Desc: - Over 20 books with more to come - Check-out system created - Positive student feedback - Based off of student surveys and recommendations
  • Creator of BHP Lounge [Other]
    Desc: Procured furnishings, technology and other things to create a fun and productive space for BHP students. Furniture - Couch and pillows - Table and chairs - Bean bag chairs - Office desk - Floor Lamp Technology - PC - Mac - Printer - Charging station Amenities - Lending Library - Normal hours: 9am-6pm - Refrigerator - Coffee/Tea Maker - Drinks and snacks
  • AACSB Draft Continuous Improvement Review Report [Other]
    Desc: Author of AACSB Draft Report Worked with Alvin Hwang on our AACSB Continuous Improvement Review Report (formerly known as the Fifth Year Maintenance Report). Captured data and wrote and edited draft sections of the report. My official duties ended August 31, 2014. I continued working through October 2014 and on an ad hoc basis through the beginning of 2015.
  • Audit of BHP Students for BHP []
    Desc: I spent a good deal of September auditing our list of BHP students so that the program can be comfortable that we have an accurate count of who is in it and so that we can properly reach out to them. The counts as of 2014 are 49 Freshmen, 47 Sophomores, 37 Juniors, 39 Seniors. I verified student statuses through Pforzheimer and Banner, compiled and organized old BHP student spreadsheets and developed a new spreadsheet to track BHP student progress. - New sheet includes alumni status tracking
  • LFC - Student Relations - Undergraduate [Committee Member]
  • Approval of Intellectual Property Law Course [Other]
    Desc: Created an Intellectual Property Law course that was approved this year. The course was designed to capitalize on student interest in an ever-growing field. I created a sample syllabus and course description and rationale.
  • Approval of Sports and Entertainment Law Course [Other]
    Desc: Created a Sports and Entertainment Law course (f/k/a Arts and Entertainment Law) that was approved this year. The course was designed to complement the Arts and Entertainment Management major and minor, to create a more varied set of course offerings for the Pre-Law Minor and the Law Minor and to offer arts and theater majors with a course exploring the law as it relates to their disciplines. I created a sample syllabus and course description and rationale.
  • Creation of Arts and Entertainment Law Course [Other]
    Desc: Created an Arts and Entertainment Law course to complement the Arts and Entertainment Management major and minor, to create a more varied set of course offerings for the Pre-Law Minor and the Law Minor and to offer arts and theater majors with a course exploring the law as it relates to their disciplines. Created a sample syllabus and course description and rationale.
  • LFC - Academic Standards - Undergraduate [Committee Member]
    Desc: The Undergraduate Academic Standards Committee reviews the academic records of Lubin undergraduate students on the NYC campus who were on Final Academic Probation for the applicable semester or entered as Matriculated with Conditions, and helps make decisions as to their academic future as business students at Pace University.  

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Ad Hoc Pre-Law Advisor [Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Although I am not an official pre-law advisor, I have many personal meetings and phone consultations with students seeking advice about law school. I informally advise them on, among other things, LSAT scores and strategies, where to apply to law school, what courses to take, what extracurricular activities to participate in and how to write a personal statement.
  • NYFC - Student Affairs [Committee Member]
    Desc: The main focus of the committee's work in 2014 has be in developing a comprehensive integrity policy, to address situations of academic dishonesty in a manner that is fair and respectful of student, faculty and administration. Currently meeting with stakeholders to get input on a recent draft.
  • Pre-Law Advisor [Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Since registering with the Law School Admissions Council, my name has been provided to every students who signs up to take the LSAT. I have had personal meetings and phone consultations with at least 30 students since Fall 2011, discussing, among other things, LSAT scores and strategies, where to apply to law school, what courses to take, what extracurricular activities to participate in and how to write a personal statement.
  • University Commencement [Attendee, Graduation]
    Desc: Graduation reader at University Commencement
  • iPace Graduation Ceremony [Attendee, Graduation]
    Desc: Attended iPace Graduation Ceremony.
  • Lubin Awards Ceremony [Attendee, Award Ceremony]
    Desc: Attended Lubin Awards Ceremony. Assisted in planning BHP- and BGS-related portions of the event
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Induction [Committee Chair]
    Desc: Planned (with the committee) and acted as Master of Ceremony for the Beta Gamma Sigma Induction on May 5, 2015
  • Creation of Intellectual Property Law Course [Other Institutional Service Activities]
    Desc: Created an Intellectual Property Law course to create a more varied set of course offerings for the Pre-Law Minor and the Law Minor and to offer arts and theater students with a course exploring the law as it relates to their disciplines. Created a sample syllabus and course description and rationale.
  • Participate in Decision to Confer Graduation Awards or Recommend Students for Awards Consideration [Committee Member]
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