EVANSTON, Ill. – Daniel Rodriguez, who in January will become dean of the Northwestern University Law School, has been named the Harold Washington Professor.
A nationally recognized scholar in administrative law, local government law, statutory interpretation and state constitutional law, Rodriguez is the former dean of the University of San Diego Law School. At that law school, he created interdisciplinary and professional programs, expanded the faculty and undertook the law school’s first major capital campaign.
Rodriguez has consulted with federal, state and local agencies, served as an expert witness, testified before congressional committees and legislative working groups, and served in various professional leadership roles. He was, for example, a member of the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools and the Council for the American Bar Association Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.
An elected member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association, Rodriguez comes to Northwestern from the University of Texas School of Law,where he served as the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law.