John P. Rooney

John P. Rooney

Professor Emeritus

B.A. University of Illinois 1953
J.D. Harvard University 1958

rooneyj@cooley.edu

Professor Rooney worked as an associate for law firms in Illinois and California and subsequently entered private practice in San Francisco, specializing in real estate law. He is admitted to practice in Michigan and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He taught estate and gift taxation at San Francisco Law School before joining the Thomas Cooley faculty in 1975.

Since joining the Thomas Cooley faculty, Professor Rooney has authored a casebook on property law. He has also published several articles on legal philosophy and has participated in international conventions of legal scholars.

Professor Rooney is a member of the Federal Taxation & Real Estate Committee and the Title Insurance Committee in the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is a former member of the Michigan Land Title Standards Committee.

Professor Rooney is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, belongs to Scribes, and is a Fellow of the State Bar of Michigan Foundation. A charter member of the Cooley Legal Authors Society, he is the first winner of the Stanley E. Beattie Teaching Award. He has been listed in Who's Who in American Law and in Who's Who in America.

Professor Rooney has taught Property and Jurisprudence.

Bibliography

Articles

Rooney, John P., "Polish Legal Semiotics," in FLUX, COMPLEXITY AND ILLUSION (Sixth Round Table on Law and Semiotics) edited by Roberta Kevelson. New York: Peter Lang (1993). Republished in POLSKI BIULETYN SEMIOTYCZNY (1999).

Rooney, John P., "The Methods by Which Judges Utilize Legal Principles Announced in Past Cases," 18 REVUE DE LA RECHERCHE JURIDIQUE 1209 (1993).

Rooney, John P., "Polish Legal Theory," 18 INDIAN SOCIO-LEGAL J 107 (1992).

Books and Chapters in Books

Rooney, John P., "Rhetorical Statistics and Domestic Violence Law," in "THE LAW" VS. "THE PEOPLE" (12 Round Table on Law and Semiotics) XV (2000).

Rooney, John P., "Polish Legal Semiotics," in FLUX, COMPLEXITY AND ILLUSION (Sixth Round Table on Law and Semiotics) edited by Roberta Kevelson. New York: Peter Lang (1993).

Rooney, John P. "Can We Learn Anything About Action and Agency From Jordan?", in Action and Agency (Fourth Round Table on Law and Semiotics) edited by Roberta Kevelson. New York: Peter Lang (1991).

Book Reviews and Other Short Works

Rooney, John P., "Distorções da Linguangem na Busca da Justica," ANUÁRIO da Pós-Graduação em Direito – UFPE 173-180. (2007)

Rooney, John P., Book Review, 14 Artificial Intelligence and Law 159 (2006) (reviewing Studies in Legal Logic Series: Law and Philosophy Library, Vol. 70).

Rooney, John P., "Jerzy Wroblewski on Judicial Interpretation," CHALLENGES TO LAW AT THE END OF THE 20TH CENTURY: SOURCES OF LAW AND LEGISLATION 241-243. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag (1998). Reprinted from EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LAW, PHILOSOPHY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE 132 and 73-75 (1995).

Rooney, John P., Review of Property Rights: Philosophic Foundations by Lawrence C. Becker. 12 SUFFOLK U L REV 1069 (1978).

Other Writings

Rooney, John P., Selected Cases (Property). Lansing: Cooley Law School (1985-87).

Rooney, John P., "The Everchanging Interest in Property," (Pillar Cooley Law School ) (September 1981).

Rooney, John P., "To Distinguish Good from Evil," (Pillar Cooley Law School) (July 30, 1976).

Presentations

Rooney, John P., Presentation, "Commentary on Nelson’s Ruminations,” AMINTAPHIL Conference, The American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY (2010).

Rooney, John P., Presentation, "Commentary on Smaw," AMINTAPHIL Conference, The American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Villanova University, PA (September 27, 2008).

Rooney, John P., Presentation, Teaching Semiotics to Law Students (Penn State Law School, 2008).

Rooney, John P., Presentation, Rooney on Tyler (IVR Congress, Krakow, August 6, 2007).

John Rooney, Presentation, The Misuse of Language in the Pursuit of Justice (Purdue Univ. Sept. 30, 2006)

John Rooney, Presentation, The Misuse of Language in the Pursuit of Justice (Lyon, France) (8th Congress of International Association of Semiotic Studies, July 2004).

John Rooney, Presentation, Demonstration of Web Based Courses at the Thomas Cooley Law School (London, England) (Law Educational Technologies Association Workshop, Dec. 16, 2002).

Rooney, John P., "A Personal Bibliography for Legal Semiotics," presented at the 14th Round Table on Law and Semiotics, Amherst, Massachusetts (April 2000).

Rooney, John P., "Logic for Lawyers" presented at the meeting of the American Legal Studies Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (October 1999).

Rooney, John P., "Intuiting Justice" presented at the World Congress on Philosophy of Law, New York, NY (June 1999).

Rooney, John P., "Myths about Deadbeat Dads" presented at the 13th Round Table on Law and Semiotics, Amherst, Massachusetts (April 1999).

Rooney, John P., "Rhetorical Statistics & Domestic Violence Law," presented at the 12th Round Table on Law and Semiotics, University Park, Pennsylvania (April 1998).

Rooney, John P., "The Flight From Compensatory Justice" and "The Misuse of Language in the Pursuit of Justice" two speeches presented at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (February 1998).

Rooney, John P., "American Land Law" and "Constitutional Case Law" two speeches presented at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil (August 1997).

Rooney, John P., "The Freemen & Their Common Law" presented at the Twelfth Colloquium of the International Association of Law and Semiotics, Sao Paulo, Brazil (August 1997).

Rooney, John P., "The Figuratively Battered Spouse," presented at the meeting of the Law & Society Association, St. Louis, Missouri (May 1997).

Rooney, John P., "The Legal Interpretation of Inter-Spousal Violence," presented at the International Association of Law and Semiotics, Eleventh Colloquium, Leiden, The Netherlands (August 1996).

Rooney, John P., "Applied Communications Theory," presented at 10th Round Table on Law and Semiotics, Amherst, Massachusetts (April 1996).

Rooney, John P., "J. Wroblewski on Judicial Interpretation," presented at the 17th World Congress on Philosophy of Law, Bologna, Italy (July 1995).

Rooney, John P., "on Property (Nomos XXII (ASPLP)," presented at the Charleston Conference of AMINTAPHIL, Charleston, South Carolina (November 1994).

Rooney, John P., "Teaching Semiotics to Law Students," presented at the 5th Congress, International Association for Semiotic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, California (June 1994).

Rooney, John P., "Wroblewski's 'Judicial Application of Law'," presented at the 8th Round Table on Law and Semiotics, Reading, Pennsylvania (April 1994).

Rooney, John P., "Testing and Grading the Legal Semiotics Course," presented at the Ninth Colloquium of the International Association of Law and Semiotics, Jerusalem (August 1993).

Rooney, John P., "Wroblewski's 'Contemporary Models of Legal Science'," presented at the 7th Round Table on Law and Semiotics, Reading, Pennsylvania (April 1993).

Rooney, John P., "Case Law: La Jurisprudence," presented at a meeting of the International Association of Legal Methodology, Rabat, Morocco (April 1993).

Rooney, John P., "Commentary on Legal Theories," presented at the Allentown Conference of Amintaphil, Allentown, Pennsylvania (October 1992).

Rooney, John P., "Polish Legal Semiotics" presented at the 6th Round Table on Law and Semiotics, Reading, Pennsylvania (April 1992).

Rooney, John P., "The Use of Precedent as an Exercise in Practical Reason," presented at the 15th World Congress on Philosophy of Law, Goettingen, Germany (August 1991).

Rooney, John P., "Polish Socio-Legal Theory," presented at the 5th Round Table on Law & Semiotics, Reading, Pennsylvania (April 1991).

Rooney, John P., "The Corporate Ethics of Elijah Jordan" presented at the 4th Round Table on Law & Semiotics, Reading, Pennsylvania (April 1990).

 

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Specialties: Real Estate Law, Property Law


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