Daniel B. Rodriguez

Harold Washington Professor


Biography

Daniel B. Rodriguez, the Harold Washington Professor at the Law School, served as dean of the Law School from January 2012 through August 2018.

His principal academic work is in the areas of administrative law, local government law, statutory interpretation, federal and state constitutional law, and the law-business-technology interface.

Formerly, Professor 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.

During the 2018-19 academic year, he will be serving in the fall as a visiting professor at Stanford and, during the spring, as the Louis Brandeis Visiting Professor at Harvard. In the past, he has been a visiting professor at Columbia, USC, and Virginia.

Professor Rodriguez was the 2014 President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and is currently serving as chair of the council of the American Bar Association Center for Innovation, a council member of the American Law Institute, and as an advisor to ROSS Intelligence, Inc.

Rodriguez received his law degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from California State University of Long Beach.

 

 

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Areas of Expertise

  • Local Government
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Property Law
  • Positive Political Theory


Education

  • JD cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • BA, California State University-Long Beach

Prior Appointments

  • Dean, 2012-2018, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law, 2007-2011, University of Texas-Austin School of Law
  • Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, 2005-2007, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Dean and Professor of Law, 1998-2005, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Professor of Law, 1988-1998, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

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