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Bruce Green

Bruce Green

Louis Stein Chair of Law; Director, Stein Center

Curriculum Vitae
SSRN (academic papers)
Telephone: 212-636-6851
Email: [email protected]
Office: Room 7-168
Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach

Faculty Assistant: Larry Bridgett
Email: [email protected]

Research and Teaching Areas

Criminal Procedure; Legal Education; Public Defenders; Public Interest/Service; Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility


Bruce A. Green is the Louis Stein Chair at Fordham Law School, where he directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. He teaches and writes primarily in the areas of legal ethics and criminal law, and is involved in various bar association activities. 

Currently, Professor Green chairs and is a member and past chair of the NY State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics. He previously chaired the NYC Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics, the ABA Criminal Justice Section, and the ABA Criminal Justice Standards Committee and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination drafting committee.  He also served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, was the Reporter to both the ABA Task Force on Attorney-Client Privilege and the ABA Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice, and co-chaired the ethics committee of the ABA Litigation Section and Criminal Justice Section. 

Since joining the Fordham faculty in 1987, Professor Green has engaged in various part-time public service, including as a member of the NYC Conflicts of Interest Board, as a member of the attorney disciplinary committee in Manhattan, as Associate Counsel in the office of the Iran/Contra prosecutor, and as a consultant and special investigator for the NYS Commission on Government Integrity. Previously, Professor Green was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief Appellate Attorney, and he was a judicial law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall and Circuit Judge James L. Oakes. In May 2018, Professor Green received the Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award, given by the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility.

Selected Publications


  • Columbia University School of Law: JD 1981
    Honors: James Kent Scholar;
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    Associate Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • Princeton University: AB 1978, summa cum laude