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Abner S. Greene

Fordham Law Professor Abner Greene

Leonard F. Manning Professor of Law


Telephone: 212-636-6962
Office: Room 7-107
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Faculty Assistant: Lourdes Ramirez

Research and Teaching Areas

First Amendment; Church and State; Constitutional Law and Theory


  • Leonard F. Manning Chair, Fordham, Fall 2007-present. Professor, Fordham, September 1998-present. Awarded Teacher of the Year, May 2002.
  • Community Service Award from Fordham OUTLaws, April 2007. Tenured as of September 1996. Associate Professor, Fordham, July 1994-September 1998
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, January 1994 to May 1994
  • Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Law School, 1990-1993
  • Associate, Williams & Connolly, 1989-1990
  • Law Clerk, Justice John Paul Stevens, United States Supreme Court, 1987-89
  • Law Clerk, Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 1986-87
  • Principal subjects: First Amendment, Federal Courts, Criminal Law


  • Yale, BA, magna cum laude, 1982
  • Michigan, JD, summa cum laude, 1986