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About Celeste Pagano

Professor Pagano joined the OCU LAW faculty in July 2009, after serving as a Freedman Fellow at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. The prestigious two-year Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellowship is a longstanding program at Beasley for experienced lawyers pursuing an LL.M. in law teaching, which Pagano completed in 2009. She is a Phi Beta Kappa and honors graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. She received her J.D. in 2000 from Harvard Law School, where she served as a line editor and articles editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation. She also has more than six years of private practice experience as a commercial real estate attorney, specializing in the financing and development of multifamily affordable housing. Pagano’s areas of expertise include land use, housing, and public-private partnerships.