John LaRocco

Dr. LaRocco

Position   Professor

Discipline   Management

Final Degree   JD/LL.M University of San Diego/
                        Georgetown University (1977/1981)



Faculty Contact Info

Office   Tahoe Hall 2046

Phone   916‐278‐6405



Professor John B. LaRocco teaches law, labor relations, and negotiation at the College of Business Administration at California State University, Sacramento. Professor LaRocco has served on many important governance personnel committees. Professor LaRocco is a nationally‐known labor arbitrator, mediator and factfinder. He has arbitrated and/or mediated over 3,000 labor‐management disputes. In 1986, President Reagan appointed Professor LaRocco to serve on a Presidential Emergency Board. He is a member of many distinguished professional associations, including the National Academy of Arbitrators, American Bar Association, California State Bar Association and Phi Kappa Phi. He is a licensed attorney and notary public. Professor LaRocco received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign, a Master of Science in Industrial Relations from Loyola University of Chicago, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego, and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University.

Areas of Interests

Teaching   Labor Law, Negotiation; Industrial Relations, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Personnel, and Business Law

Research   Arbitration, Mediation, Labor Law, Negotiation, Industrial Relations, and Employment Law. Professor LaRocco has published 31 articles, given 47 speeches and had many arbitration opinions published.

Faculty Scholarship

Book Chapters

Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New
LaRocco, J. B., Carper, D. (in press). What Parties Might Be giving up and Gaining When Deciding Not to Litigate: A Comparison of Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation (3rd edition ed., pp. Chapter 1). New York, NY: Handbook on Mediation/American Arbitration Association.

Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
LaRocco, J. B. (in press). Ambiguities in Labor Contracts (3rd edition ed., pp. Chapter 6). New York, NY: Handbook on Labor Arbitration/American Arbitration Association.

Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
LaRocco, J. (2010). Ambiguities in Labor Contracts: Where Do They Come From? (pp. Chapter 6). New York, New York: Handbook on Labor Arbitration: American Arbitration Association.

Refereed Journal Articles

Journal Article, Academic Journal
LaRocco, J., Richard, R. (2014). The Dilemma of Locomotive Engineer Certification Regulations Vis-a-vis Contractual Due Process in Discipline Cases. Transportation Law Journal/University of Denver, 40(2).

Journal Article, Professional Journal
LaRocco, J., Harris, C., Thompson, K. (2012). Factfinding under the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act: Arbitrators' Perspective. California Public Employee Relations Journal (207), 25.

LaRocco, J., Carper, D. L. (2008). What Parties Might Be Giving Up and Gaining When Deciding Not To Litigate. Dispute Resolution Journal, 63(2), 48-60.

LaRocco, J., Carper, D., Guarino, R. (in press). The Blue, The Burg And The Billboard: Free Speech Rights In Public Sector Collective Bargaining. Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector.

Other Intellectual Contributions

Conference Proceeding - National
LaRocco, J. (in press). Due Process in Railway Hearings and Appeals (vol. 62nd). Washington DC: Bureau of National Affairs/National Academy of Arbitrators.

LaRocco, J. (in press). Railroad Employee Disciplinary Hearings: Industrial Due Process