John A. Humbach
Professor of Law
Pace University School of Law
78 North Broadway
White Plains, New York 10603
J.D. Ohio State University (1966)
B.A. Miami University Ohio (1963, Economics)
Professor Humbach teaches courses in the law of property, legal ethics, criminal law and the First Amendment. His teaching specialty has been in the property law area for over 40 years.
Prior to entering law teaching in 1971, Professor Humbach practiced corporate and securities law for five years in New York City. Most of his teaching experience before coming to Pace in 1977 was at Fordham Law School, but he also taught at Brooklyn Law School and as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois and the University of Hawaii. He has authored a number of articles in property law areas such as landlord-tenant and the takings clause of the Constitution, as well as computer-assisted instruction programs for first-year law students. His more recent scholarship also includes articles on the First Amendment, legal ethics and the legal profession. Long engaged in conservation and activities, he has been active in the successful effort to achieve permanent protection for Sterling Forest, N.Y. and has served on the boards of directors of the Appalachian Mountain Club and the NY-NJ Trail Conference. Currently he is chairman of his community Architectural Review Board.
Recent Scholarship:Article: Do Criminal Minds Cause Crime? (Neuroscience and the Physicalism Dilemma)
Article: Neuroscience, Justice and the "Mental Causation" Fallacy
Article: Property as Prophesy: Legal Realism and the Indeterminacy of Ownership
Working Paper: Does Hard Incompatibilism Really Abolish ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’?
Essay: Is America Becoming a Nation of Ex-Cons?
Older Materials:Article: The Constitution and Revenge Porn
Article: Privacy and the Right of Free Expression
Article: Privacy Rights: The Virtue of Protecting a False Reputation
Article: Teens, Porn and Videogames: Time to Rethink Ginsberg?
Article: "Sexting" and the First Amendment
Working Paper: Free Will Ideology: Experiments, Evolution and Virtue Ethics(Click each of above to see the paper)
Bibliography (recent articles clickable)
Legal Ethics Publications (online) _
Takings Clause & Land-Use Law Publications (online)
Recent Course Syllabi
Old Final Examinations
OnLine Tutorials and Exercises:
The Estate System
Basic Future Interests
Estate System-Review Questions
Estate System-Proficiency Test
Rule Against Perpetuities (Preliminary version)
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