Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez

Host of Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast

Daniel B. Rodriguez was appointed Dean and Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in January 2012. 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.

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May 22, 2017
“Entrepreneurs Are the New Rock Stars”: A Conversation with J.B. Pritzker and Howard Tullman

J. B. Pritzker and Howard Tullman talk about what it takes to pursue innovation in business.

April 24, 2017
How the Government is Handling Online Privacy and Cybersecurity

This legal podcast covers net neutrality, online privacy, cybersecurity, and how the government is handling these growing issues.

March 15, 2017
The Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, and the Nuclear Option

Carter Phillips talks about the current state of the Supreme Court in 2017.

February 15, 2017
Trump Administration and the Law

In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez interviews Northwestern Law faculty members Deborah Tuerkheimer, Andrew Koppelman, and Eugene Kontorovich about President Trump's recent actions and the legal considerations facing his administration.

December 14, 2016
The Future Impact of Technology on the Legal Profession

Professor Richard Susskind talks about whether law schools are sufficiently training law students to be the pioneering attorneys of tomorrow.

November 16, 2016
Law Enforcement and Implicit Bias

A discussion on implicit bias, tensions between police and the communities they serve, and how perceptions of race impact the legal system.

October 19, 2016
Technological Advancements and The Law

Northwestern professors John McGinnis and Larry Birnbaum discuss computer intelligence, emergent technology, and its effects on lawyers and the law.

September 21, 2016
The Regulation of Public Corruption

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Professor Juliet Sorensen discusses the pervasiveness and regulation of corruption.

August 17, 2016
Defending Brendan Dassey of “Making a Murderer”

Host Dan Rodriguez speaks with Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider about youth interrogation, false confessions, and Brendan Dassey.

August 17, 2016
Sexual Misconduct on Campus

Daniel Rodriguez speaks with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Professor of Law Deborah Tuerkheimer about campus sexual misconduct.

July 15, 2016
Integrating the Law and STEM Focused Multidisciplinary Education

Emerson Tiller and Leslie Oster discuss the new Master of Science in Law Program and how the law can integrate with the more technical aspects of business management and innovation.

July 15, 2016
The Evolution of Copyright in Music

Peter DiCola talks about music copyright law and how new technology has affected the industry.