Ronald J. Riccio
Professor of Law
Ronald J. Riccio served as Dean of Seton Hall School of Law from 1988-1999. He is currently a Professor of Law. He teaches Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Business Associations, and Civil Procedure. He is also General Counsel to the national law firm of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, where he litigates, mediates, and arbitrates in a variety of contexts including class actions, constitutional matters, tort claims, securities cases, discovery master, and as a court-appointed mediator in such cases as the Oneida Indian Land Claim Dispute and the Middletown public school teachers strike. He has consistently been named to the Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Appellate Law and a New Jersey Super Lawyer since inception. He was named by Best Lawyers as the 2015 Newark Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year".
Professor Riccio has received numerous awards including the New Jersey State Bar Association's Medal of Honor, the Essex County Bar Foundation Person of The Year, the St. Thomas More Medal, the B'nai Brith Humanitarian Award, Ann Klein Advocate Award for the Disabled, ACLU of New Jersey Roger N. Baldwin Civil Liberties Award, and the Columbian Foundation's Achievement and Humanitarian Award. He has been selected five times as Professor of the Year. He held the position as Andrea Catania Fellow for Excellence in Teaching from 2005-2007.
Professor Riccio is currently the Chairman of the Monmouth Medical Center, Board of Trustees. He is a founding member and former chairman of the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism as well as a lifetime Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
In the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks Professor Riccio was appointed by the Governor to serve as the public member of the New Jersey Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force.
Professor Riccio graduated in 1968 from Seton Hall University with honors. In 1971 he graduated from Seton Hall Law School where he was a member of the school's first public Law Review. He served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Lawrence A. Whipple of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. From 1971-1988, he was an active trial and appellate lawyer with the firm of Robinson, Wayne, Riccio and LaSala.
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES
Establishing the Delicate Balance between Liberty and Security: An Involved People Has Been the Essence of American Democracy from Its Founding and Is Needed As Much Now As Ever, 170 N.J.L.J. 200 (2002)
The Music of the Law, 7 N.J. Law. 2514 (1998)
Mother Teresa: Role Model for Lawyers, 6 N.J. Law 3077 (1997)
Free Speech v. Freedom from Bigotry: A Look at University Codes, N.Y.L. J. (September 30, 1991) (at Outside Counsel 1.)
Comment, Due Process in Quasi-Judicial Administrative Hearings: Confining the Examiner to One Hat, 2 Seton Hall L. Rev. 398 (1971)