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Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel B. Rodriguez is the Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and served as dean from 2012 through 2018. Before joining Northwestern Pritzker Law, 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. In addition, he has been a visiting professor at Columbia University, University of Southern California, University of Illinois, McGeorge School of Law, and at the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 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, and state constitutional law. He also has a special interest in the law-business-technology interface and its impact on the future of legal education. 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.

Guest Appearances
May 20, 2020

Law in the Time of Coronavirus

Daniel B. Rodriguez discusses the myriad (and ever-evolving) legal issues surrounding COVID-19.

December 18, 2019

Welcoming New Host Dan Rodriguez

Law Technology Now host Dan Linna welcomes his new co-host Dan Rodriguez for a conversation about legal education and the role of innovation for all areas of the law.

February 7, 2019

Inspire Legal 2019: Who’s Paying for the Next Generation of Lawyers?

Dan Rodriguez talks about his participation in a “un-panel” that had an open discussion about the cost of legal education.

August 6, 2018

ABA Annual Meeting 2018: State Attorneys General and Federalism in the Obama/Trump Eras

Dan Rodriguez, Ellen Rosenblum, William Hurd, and Misha Tseytlin talk about the actions and prerogatives of the state attorneys general in the current political climate.