Patricia Sheridan

Associate Professor

Accounting, CIS & Law

Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member, I practiced law for almost fifteen years.  I began my legal career as a corporate associate at Chadbourne & Parke in New York City, where I focused on federal securities regulation and corporate governance matters.  I then operated my own law practice in Westchester County, New York and specialized in trusts and estates and real estate transactions.  During law school, I worked as a law clerk in the corporate legal department of Kraft General Foods, Inc. and also as a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Kidder, Peabody & Co. 

I am the President of the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business and a former associate editor for the Westchester Bar Journal. I am currently admitted to practice law in New York State and am a member of the New York State Bar Association as well as the Employment Law Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Education

  • JD, Fordham University
  • BA, Manhattan College

Courses Taught

LAW 203      Business Law I
LAW 304      Business Law II
MBAL 644     Employment Law

  • Research

    My current research interests include education law and policy, contract law, employment law, and trusts and estates issues relating to domicile.

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    • "Tracking Off-Campus Speech: Can Public Schools Monitor Students' Social Media?" P. Sheridan, Southern Law Journal, Volume 25, Spring 2015.
    • "Advising Students or Practicing Law: The Formation of Implied Attorney-Client Relationships with Students," P. Sheridan, Journal of Legal Studies Education, Volume 31, Summer 2014.
    • “Broken Promises – Recovery of Emotional Distress Damages for Breach of Wedding-Related Contracts,” P. Sheridan, North East Journal of Legal Studies in Business, Volume 26, Fall 2011.
    • “The Effect of Tax Apportionment Clauses on Non-Testamentary Assets,” P. Sheridan, Westchester Bar Journal, Spring/Summer 2009. (Reprinted in Vol.43, No.2, Trusts and Estates Law Section, Summer 2010, New York State Bar Association.)
    • "Determining Domicile of Nursing Home Residents,” North East Journal of Legal Studies in Business, Vol. 20, Fall 2008.
    • “Original Probate of a Nondomicilary’s Will under Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act Section 1605(2)(c),” Westchester Bar Journal, Fall/Winter 2005.

    Refereed Proceedings:

    "When a House is Not a Home - Domicile Intent under New York State Law,"  Proceedings, Association on Employment Practices and Principles, New York City, October 2006.

    Conference Presentations:

    • "Tracking Off-Campus Speech: Can Public Schools Monitor Students' Social Media?" North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Lenox, Massachusetts, April 2014.
    • "Advising Students or Practicing Law: The Formation of Implied Attorney-Client Relationships with Students," Academy of Legal Studies in Business (International), Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2013.
    • “Broken Vows – Emotional Distress Damages in Breach of Wedding-Related Contracts,” North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Ithaca, New York, April 2010.
    •  “The Effect of Tax Apportionment Clauses on Nontestamentary Assets,” Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2010.
    • “Sure Fire Techniques that Work in Teaching Business Law Topics”, Panelist, North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Cooperstown, New York, May 2008.
    • “Determining Domicile of Nursing Home Residents,” North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Galloway, New Jersey, April 2007; Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Saint Michael’s, Maryland, March 2007.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Memberships

    • President, North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2016-2017)
    • Program Chair, North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, April 2016
    • Vice President, North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2014-2015)
    • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, Academy of Legal Studies Business
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    Honors & Awards

    • Fordham University School of Law - American Jurisprudence Award in Real Estate Finance
    • Phi Beta Kappa

    Grants

    • Manhattan College Summer Grant (2016)