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Patricia Rooney

Associate Professor of Legal Process

B.A., 1976, Hofstra University
J.D., 1999, summa cum laude, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Contact Info
Phone: Office: 631-761-7139
Room: 315A
Office Hours:
Faculty Assistant: Sally Geronimo
Admitted to the bars in New York, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Rooney was the valedictorian of the full-time division of her law school class and research editor of the Touro Law Review.  While in law school, Professor Rooney served as an intern for the Honorable Frank X. Altimari, United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit and the Honorable Denis R. Hurley, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  From 1999 through 2003, she was associated with the firms of Cahn Wishod & Knauer, LLP; Ruskin, Moscou, Evans & Faltischek, P.C.; and Scarcella Rosen & Slome LLP. Prior to joining the faculty at Touro, she was with the firm of Sinnreich Kosakoff & Messina LLP in Central Islip, where she practiced in the areas of complex commercial litigation, appellate practice, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction law, and trusts and estates litigation. Before attending law school, Professor Rooney was a concert pianist and music teacher.  Professor Rooney is listed in the International Who's Who in Music and is a Faculty Member of the American College of Musicians.

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Legal Process I
Legal Process II
Survey of Constitutional Law
Secured Transactions

For Selected Works, click here.

Rethinking Terminated Leases and In re P.J. Clarke's Restaurant Corp., Bankruptcy Strategist (Spring 2002) (co-authored with Adam L. rosen

The Brady Act: Shot Down By the Tenth Amendment, 14 Touro L. Rev. Vol. 2.