Roy Girasa

Roy Girasa

Distinguished Professor
Lubin School of Business
Legal Studies and Taxation

Roy Girasa

Goldstein Academic Center



Dr. Rosario John Girasa, J.D., Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor at the Lubin School of Business, Pace University, Pleasantville, New York and has been an instructor since 1980. His research interests include cyberlaw, the law of finance, and the law of technologies. He teaches both basic law courses, advance business law, graduate course on cyberlaw and has taught numerous other courses including employment law, international business law, and the law of finance. He previously taught political science for Fordham University and criminal justice courses for Mercy College and the New York Institute of Technoilogy.

Dr. Girasa has authored six textbooks as follows: “Cyberlaw: National and International Perspectives” (2002) published by Prentice Hall; “Corporate Governance and the Law of Finance” (2013), published by Palgrave Macmillan; “Laws and Regulations in Global Financial Markets” (2013), published by Palgrave Macmillan; and “Shadow Banking, Rise, Risks, and Rewards of Non-Banking Financial Services” (2016), published by Palgrave Macmillan; "Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies" (2018), published by Palgrave Macmillan, and "Artificial Intelligence as a Distruptive Technology", published by Palgrave Macmillan (2020). He has authored over 132 articles and annually has published at least two articles annually for scholarly publications. He is a senior articles editor for the North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Dr. Girasa has appeared on a number of television shows concerning issues relating to immigration, an IBM Thought Leaders podcast for IBM, and has given MBA courses at the University of Shanghai and at the University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule, and Stralsund Germany. He has lectured throughout India including at the Supreme Court of India and at the Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong, PRC. He has received awards including Pro Bono Award from the Bar Association of Rockland County, teaching and services awards from Pace University including outstanding teaching award from the university.

Dr. Girasa was the former president of The International Group of E-Systems Research and Applications, having held international conferences in Hammamet, Tunisia; former president of the North East Academy of Legal Studies; was a trial attorney for more than four decades; was counsel to both the New York State Senate and N.Y.C. Council; is currently on the Board of Directors of the Helena Kaushik Education Foundation which funds the Helena Kaushik Women’s College, Malisar, Rajasthan, India; and is on the board of advisers for Tunisia Tech University in Tunisia.


BS, Fordham University, New York, New York
American Civilization and Philosophy

JD, New York University, New York, New York

MLA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Liberal Arts

PhD, Fordham University, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Political Science

Publications and Presentations


Girasa, R. (2016). Shadow Banking: Rise, Risks, and Rewards of Non-Banking Financial Services (pp. about 300). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Girasa, R. (2013). Laws and Regulations in Global Financial Markets (pp. 366). New York and U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan.

Girasa, R. (2013). Corporate Governance and Finance Law (pp. 280). New York and UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ulinski, M., Girasa, R. (2016). Independent Accounting Opportunity for Wealth Management Reporting on Crowdfunding engagements. The Business Review, Cambridge. 24(2), 1-7. Read More >>

Girasa, R., Kraus, R., Magaldi, J. (2017). Promoting a New Source of Liquidity for Small Businesses: An Examination of U.S. Regulation of Crowdfunding. North East Journal of Legal Studies. 36(1), 63-84.