John F. Dillon

John F. Dillon

Position: 

Lecturer

Biographical Information

John Forrest Dillon studied both medicine and law at the University of Iowa, and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1852.  He was elected a judgeship in Iowa state court in 1858, and elevated to the Iowa Supreme Court in 1862, before being appointed to a Circuit Court judgeship in 1869.  While on the bench, he served as a lecturer at the law school.

After resigning his federal judgeship, he taught law at Columbia Law School and Yale Law School.  Judge Dillon left a sizable bequest to the University of Iowa College of Law in 1914, providing scholarships for Iowa law students.

Publications

Books

John Forrest Dillon, Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations (Little, Brown 1911)
John Forrest Dillon, John Marshall: Life, Character, and Judicial Services (Callaghan & Co. 1903)
John F. Dillon et al., Proportional Representation: A Means for the Improvement of Municipal Governments (Johnson 1900)
John Forrest Dillon, Property: Its Rights and Duties in Our Legal and Social Systems (Review Pub. 1895)
John Forrest Dillon, The Laws and Jurisprudence of England and America (Little, Brown 1894)
John F. Dillon, Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations (Little, Brown and Company 1890)
John Forrest Dillon, Pacific Railroad Laws (Miles 1890)
John Forrest Dillon, Broadway Surface Railway Company: Effect of a Legislative Repeal of its Charter (Burgoyne 1886)
John Forrest Dillon, Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations (Little, Brown 1881)
John Forrest Dillon, The Law of Municipal Corporations (Cockcroft 1873)
John Forrest Dillon, Treatise on the Law of Municipal Corporations (Cockcroft 1872)

Articles

John Forrest Dillon, "Clearing the Docket," 10 St. B.J. 310 (1935)
John Forrest Dillon, "American Institutions and Laws," 69 U.S. L. Rev. 355 (1935)
John Forrest Dillon, "Chancellor Kent," 3 Colum. L. Rev. 257 (1903)
John Forrest Dillon, "Judge Field's Resignation," 6 Mich. L. J. 262 (1897)
John Forrest Dillon, "The True Professional Ideal," 3 Am. Law. 59 (1895)
John Forrest Dillon, "Our Law: Its Essential Nature and Ethical Foundations and Relations," 3 Counsellor 99 (1893-1894)
John Forrest Dillon, "Report of the Committee on Award of Medal," 15 Annu. Rep. A.B.A. 422 (1892)
John Forrest Dillon, "Methods and Purpose of Legal Education," 2 Counsellor 10 (1892-1893)
John Forrest Dillon, "Address of the President," 15 Annu. Rep. A.B.A. 167 (1892)
John Forrest Dillon, "Bentham and His School of Jurisprudence," 24 Am. L. Rev. 727 (1890)
John Forrest Dillon, "American Law Concerning Employer's Liability," 24 Am. L. Rev. 727 (1890)
John Forrest Dillon, "A Century of American Law," 22 Am. L. Rev. 30 (1888)
John Forrest Dillon et al., "The Delay and Uncertainty of the Law," 10 Va. L.J. 647 (1886)
John Forrest Dillon, "Law Reports and Law Reporting," 9 Annu. Rep. A.B.A. 257 (1886)
John Forrest Dillon & David D. Field, "Law Reform," 9 Va. L. J. 645 (1885)
John Forrest Dillon, "Practical Hints in the Preparation of Briefs," 1 Colum. Jurist 125 (1885)
John Forrest Dillon, "Annual Address," 7 Ann. Rep. A.B.A. 203 (1884)
John Forrest Dillon, "Power of Municipal Corporations to Borrow Money," 6 S. L. Rev. 663 (1880-1881)
John Forrest Dillon, "Inns of Court and Westminster Hall," 12 W. Jurist 321 (1878)
John Forrest Dillon, "The Law of Municipal Bonds," 2 S. L. Rev. 437 (1876-1877)
John Forrest Dillon, "Removal of Suits from State Courts to Federal Courts," 2 S. L. Rev. 282 (1876-1877)
John Forrest Dillon, "Blackstone's Commentaries," 2 Bench & B. 139 (1870-1871)
John Forrest Dillon, "Law of Surface Waters," 1 W. Jurist 12 (1867)