Nora J. Pasman-Green graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Michigan before obtaining her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 1977. Before joining the faculty of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1985, Prof. Pasman-Green's career was devoted to public service. While still in law school, she helped establish the Wayne County Office of Consumer Protection and went on to work in the Wayne County Juvenile Defender Office.
Prof. Pasman-Green was an Assistant Defender with the State of Michigan Appellate Defender Office for seven years. She spent two years as Head of the Washtenaw County Consumer Services Department. Her first six years at Thomas M. Cooley Law School were spent as Executive Director of the awarding-winning 60+ Elderlaw Clinic. In 1989-1990, she was a visiting professor in the University of San Diego School of Law clinics. In addition to clinical teaching, Prof. Pasman-Green has taught Administrative Law, Torts, Professional Responsibility, and Property. For the past ten years, Prof. Pasman-Green has taught Contracts and Remedies on a regular basis.