Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

International and Comparative Law

John L. McCormack

Title/s: Professor

Office #: Corboy 1324

Phone: 312.915.7150

E-mail: jmccorm@luc.edu

External Webpage: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=624558


Professor McCormack was the articles editor of the Wisconsin Law Review and later served as law clerk to the Hon. Thomas E. Fairchild of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He practiced with the Chicago firm of Sidley & Austin until he joined the Loyola faculty in 1971. He is the leading American expert on the Torrens System of title registration. He has conducted a series of seminars on zoning litigation, environmental law, landlord-tenant and mortgage foreclosures for the Illinois Judicial Conference.


B.S., Wisconsin, 1964
J.D., Wisconsin, 1968

Program Areas

Comparative Law
Real Estate
Real Estate Conveyance
Real Estate Seminar: Land Use and Zoning
Seminar on Wealth and Transfer Taxes, with a Focus on the Federal Estate Tax

Selected Publications


Title to Property, Title to Marriage: The Social Foundation of Adverse Possession and Common Law Marriage, 42 Val. U. L. Rev. 461 (2008)

Justice and Truth in Political Discourse, 36 Loy.U.Chi. L.J. 519 (2005) [article]

Torrens and Recording: Land Title Assurance in the Computer Age, 18 William Mitchell L.Rev. 61 (1992)

Other Publications

Recording, Registration and Search of Title, Ch. 92 (Pp. 77-212), Title Insurance, Ch. 93 (Pp. 213-318), 11 Thompson On Real Property (Thomas Edition 1994); Cumulative Supplement, Chs. 92 & 93 (1995)