Daniel B. Rodriguez was appointed Dean and Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in January 2012. Before joining Northwestern, Rodriguez served as Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas-Austin; as a Research Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy; as Dean and Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law; and, as a Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Rodriguez received his law degree, with honors, from Harvard Law and his undergraduate degree from California State University of Long Beach.
Rodriguez’s principal academic work is in the areas of administrative law, local government law, statutory interpretation, state constitutional law and the law-business-technology interface. In the past few years, he has given several endowed lectures including the Jefferson Memorial Lecture at University of California, Berkeley. Rodriguez was the 2014 President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and is currently serving as a council member of the American Law Institute, as a member of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, and, as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation.
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