Profile: James M. Cooney

Teaching Instructor


James M. Cooney teaches “Employment Law,” “Immigration Law & Employee Rights,” and “Employment Discrimination Law” courses, along with certificate program courses for human resource, labor relations, and union representatives. 

Previously, Mr. Cooney worked as an attorney with Weissman & Mintz LLC; an associate with Apruzzese, McDermott, et al.; and served as a trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board, Contempt Litigation Branch. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Florida, and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Cooney serves as a neutral labor arbitrator and mediator. He is on the grievance arbitration rosters of the American Arbitration Association, N.J. Public Employment Relations Commission, N.J. State Board of Mediation, and Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation. In addition, Mr. Cooney serves on the N.J. Superior Court Roster of Civil Mediators, focusing on mediation of employment law and civil rights cases.          

  • Education

    J.D., School of Law, University of Miami

    B.A., Rutgers University

  • Expertise

    Employment law

  • 848-932-8560
  • School of Management & Labor Relations
    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901