Daniel Rodriguez is the Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern University School of Law and served as dean of the law school from January 2012 through August 2018. His areas of teaching and academic specialty are administrative law, local government law, property, state constitutional law, statutory interpretation, law & positive political theory. He was elected to the ALI in 1997 and was elected to the Council in 2012.
From July 2007 to December 2011, he was the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at University of Texas-Austin School of Law. From July 1998 to June 2005, he was Dean and Professor of Law at University of San Diego School of Law. From July 1988 to June 1998, he was Professor of Law at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.
In 2014, he served as president of the Association of American Law Schools.
He was law clerk to The Honorable Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, from 1987 to 1988.
EDUCATION: California State University at Long Beach, B.A.; Harvard Law School, J.D.