Jessica Magaldi

Jessica Magaldi

Ivan Fox Scholar and Professor of Business Law
Lubin School of Business
Legal Studies and Taxation NY

Jessica Magaldi

One Pace Plaza



Jessica A. Magaldi is the Ivan Fox Professor and Scholar of Business Law, Associate Chair and a Professor in the Legal Studies and Taxation Department at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.

Dr. Magaldi's innovative and engaging teaching has been recognized nationally with a 2017 Periclean Faculty Leadership grant for developing a law course for students that champions civil dialogue, civic engagement and social responsibility in the classroom, on the campus and in the community. Dr. Magaldi has also been honored with the Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award in recognition that her commitment and mentorship has had a transformative effect on generations of talented and successful students. This award is the most personal to her, as her nomination was put forward by the alumni that she has taught over the years.

Dr. Magaldi has an active research agenda, which reflects her interest in understanding law and policy through the lens of whether and how business and societal goals are advanced. Her research has been published in many leading journals in the discipline, including the Georgetown American Criminal Law Review, and quoted in a number of popular publications. She is a Faculty Fellow of the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Magaldi is a frequent presenter of her scholarly research at national and international conferences and her contributions to research (along with those of her coauthors) have been recognized by the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Best Paper, Honorable Mention, 2018), MBAA International (Best Paper, 2017, 2020, and 2021) and Great Lakes Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Best Paper, 2017 and 2018).

Dr. Magaldi is a national Jefferson Foundation Medal for Public Service winner, recognized for her service within and outside of the university community. Dr. Magaldi has a long history of civic engagement and pro bono service outside of the academy, including with direct legal services organizations, her local Community Board and as a volunteer arbitrator for NYC Small Claims Court.

Dr. Magaldi currently serves as an Editorial Board Member, Journal of Critical Incidents; Board Member, Society for Case Research; and Associate Editor, North East Journal of Legal Studies. She is a past President of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business and past Conference Chair for the Legal Studies track of the MBAA International annual conference.

In addition to her teaching and scholarly pursuits, Dr. Magaldi is a business and legal consultant, specializing in technology and intellectual property law and transactions for emerging and established companies. She advises clients on substantive legal issues and also works with in-house legal departments on business process reengineering and employee training and recently led NYSE Euronext's Strategic Intellectual Property Initiative. Earlier in her career, Dr. Magaldi was a law clerk to the Hon. James B. Zagel, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, and in-house at two internet start-up companies during the internet boom and bust of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Dr. Magaldi started her legal career as an associate in the Strategic Sourcing and Technology Group in the New York office of the international law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

Dr. Magaldi received a B.S., magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the New York University Review of Law and Social Change.


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

Publications and Presentations


Magaldi, J., Sales, J. (2024). We Have to Stop Calling it "Revenge Porn". Ms. Magazine. Read More >>

Magaldi, J., Sales, J. (2024). OpenAI’s Lack of Gender Diversity on its Corporate Board Could Be an Existential Threat to Humanity. Visible Magazine.

Magaldi, J., Sales, J. (2021). Commentary: New York Must Rewrite Failed Revenge Porn Law. Albany Times Union. Read More >>

Magaldi, J., Sales, J.S., Treu, J.S., Reidenbach, M. (2023). Is it Time for Federal Regulation of the Tax Preparer Industry? New Insights from Legal and Empirical Developments. Marquette Law Review . 106543-91. Read More >>

Jonathan, S.S., Magaldi, J.A. (2020). Deconstructing the Statutory Landscape of “Revenge Porn”: An Evaluation of the Elements That Make an Effective Nonconsensual Pornography Statute. American Criminal Law Review. 571499. Read More >>

Magaldi, J., Sales, J.S., Paul, (2020). Revenge Porn: The Name Doesn’t Do Nonconsensual Pornography Justice and the Remedies Don’t Offer Victims Enough Justice. Oregon Law Review. 98(1 (2020)), 179. Read More >>

Magaldi, J., Sales, J.S. (2018). Exploring the NLRB’s Jurisprudence Concerning Work Rules for Guidance on the Limits of Employers’ Use of Employment Policies to Regulate Employee Activity on Social Media. University of San Francisco Law Review. 52(2), 229. Read More >>

Magaldi, J., Sales, J.S., Cameron, E.A. (2018). How the NLRB's Decisions Involving Social Media Cases are Narrowing the Definition of Concerted Activity ... Whether Employees "Like" it or Not. University of Toledo Law Review. 49(Winter 2018), 1. Read More >>

Magaldi, J., Kolisnyk, O. (2014). 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. 14(1), 25. Read More >>

Hackert, A., Foust, K., Magaldi, J. (2024). Reviewing the Reviewers: An Author and Editor Perspective. Business Case Journal. 30(1), 21, 67-82.

Magaldi, J., Sales, J.S., Davis, W.S. (2021). All’s Fair in Love and War but Nothing’s Fair Use on YouTube: How YouTube Policies Favor Copyright Owners and Hinder Legal Fair Use. Journal of Law, Business, and Ethics. 2751.

Magaldi, J., Sales, J.S., Davis, W. (2019). Let’s Play: Fair Use or Copyright Infringement?. Journal of Critical Incidents. 12(1), 17, 42.

Treu, J.S., Magaldi, J. (2016). AICPA v. the IRS: Is the AICPA Protecting Taxpayers’ Interests or Its Own in Seeking to Invalidate the Annual Filing Season Program?. Taxes: The Tax Magazine. 94((August 2016)), 49. Read More >>

Magaldi, J., Shaw, B. (2010). Analyzing the Politics of Health Care: Let's Buy Ourselves Some Civilization. Journal of Business Ethics. 9233-47.

Related News and Stories

Pace Magazine

Lubin’s Ivan Fox Scholar and Professor of Law Jessica Magaldi, JD, is helping to close the gap between what’s reflected in course material and reality, by examining representation of women as protagonists and antagonists in case studies.

In the Media

Lubin Professor Jessica Magaldi writes in Ms. Magazine about how a Virginia woman’s losing bid to the state’s House of Delegates is an example of what is colloquially referred to as “revenge porn” and explains why that terms is inaccurate and unfair to women.