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John D. Feerick

Fordham Law Professor John Feerick

Norris Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-636-6873
Office: 7-162

Research and Teaching Areas

Arbitration; Constitutional Law and Theory; Employment; Labor


  • Full Professor, Fordham, 1982-present
  • Former Dean, 1982-2002
  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham, 1976-1982
  • Chair, New York State Public Integrity Commission;
  • Chair, NYS Ethics Commission, 2007
  • Chair, NYS Commission on Judicial Elections, 2003
  • Special Master, Family Homeless Litigation in NYC, 2003
  • Chair, Chief Judge's Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections, 2002-2006
  • Chair, Committee to Review Audiovisual Coverage of Court Proceedings, 1996-1997
  • President, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1992-1994
  • Practicing attorney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, 1961-1982
  • Chairman, N.Y.S. Commission on Government Integrity, 1987-1990
  • Chair, Fund for Modern Courts, 1995-1999
  • Chair, Board of Directors of American Arbitration Association, 1997-2000
  • President, Citizens Union Foundation, 1987-1998
  • Court-appointed Special Master and Arbitrator and Mediator of numerous disputes and controversies
  • Recipient, New York Law Journal Lifetime Achievement Award (one of 16 in 2013)
  • Hall of Honor, Fordham University
  • Co-Chair, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's attorney emeritus program
  • Member, Chief Judge Lippman's task force on pro bono rule for all bar applicants

Selected Publications

  • “Tribute Charles M. Whelan: A Life in the Service of Others,” 75 Fordham L. Rev. 2835 (2007)
  • “Why We Seek Reform. Symposium on Rethinking Judicial Selection: A Critical Appraisal of Appointive Selection for State Court Judges,” 34 Fordham Urb. L.J. 3 (2007)
  • "From Failing Hands: The Story of Presidential Succession" (1965)
  • "The Twenty Fifth Amendment" (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, 1976 & 1992 ed.)
  • "The Vice Presidents of the United States," (Co-author with Emalie P. Feerick, 1967)
  • "NLRB Representation Elections-Law, Practice & Procedure," (Co-authored with Henry P. Baer and Jonathan P. Arfa, 1979-80)
  • Numerous Law Review, Bar Association, and Legal Press Articles on subjects of the Constitution, Ethics, Conflict Resolution, and the Legal Profession.


  • Fordham, BS, 1958, LL.B., 1961
  • Fordham, LLD (Honorary), 2002