John B. LaRocco, J.D., LL.M.
Professor of Business Law
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring 2005 Office Hours
M 3:30-5:30 PM
T 5:00-6:00 PM
(And by Appointment)
Spring 2005 Classes
OBE 118-09 MW 5:45-7:00 PM CLV-123
OBE 118-10 MW 5:45-7:00 PM LIB-11
255-01 T 6:00-8:50 PM AMD-152
JOHN B. LAROCCO, J.D., LL.M.
Dr. John LaRocco is a nationally
known labor arbitrator and mediator. The nation's largest corporations
and labor unions call on him to assist them in settling their disputes
and to adjudicate grievances. He served on a Presidential Emergency
Board to recommend to the White House ways to solve a national transportation
dispute. The parties accepted the Board's recommendation which
averted a national railroad strike. Dr. LaRocco has been involved
in about 3000 mediations and arbitrations.
From Dr. LaRocco's decisions, employees and managers learn how to conduct themselves in the workplace and what subjects need to be addressed through collective bargaining. In essence, these arbitration decisions constitute "the law of the workplace." As a mediator, Dr. LaRocco helps the parties negotiate satisfactory settlements.
Dr. LaRocco holds a Bachelors' Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola University of Chicago, a Juris Doctor from University of San Diego School of Law and a Masters of Law from the Georgetown University Law Center. Due to his extensive experience, published arbitration decisions and scholarly activities, Dr. LaRocco is recognized as an expert in Labor Law and Labor Relations. In the last twenty years he has given more than forty speeches and lectures across the country. Dr. LaRocco brings real world experience into the classroom which gives students a perspective different from a mere textbook. He and his students stay current in a constantly changing field.
Dr. LaRocco has published numerous articles on labor and employment arbitration, labor laws and labor relations. His most recent articles are "Just Cause Collides With Public Policy in Sexual Harassment Arbitration," 49th proceedings of the IRRA (1997); "Ethical Issues Conducting Labor Arbitrations," Dispute Resolution Journal, April 1995; "Reforming Baseball Salary Arbitration: Controversy and Continuity," NAA (BNA; 1995); and "Another Voice: The Dilemma of Romance in the Workplace," Sacramento Business Journal (1999-02-15).
Dr. LaRocco is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators; he has served as Chair of the Sacramento County Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Dr. LaRocco is also a member of the Industrial Relations Research Association, the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution and the Industrial Relation Research Association of Northern California. Before becoming an arbitrator and professor, Dr. LaRocco practiced law and he is licensed to practice law in California, Illinois and the District of Columbia.
John LaRocco teaches: