Usha R. Rodrigues serves as the University of Georgia School of Law's associate dean for faculty development. She joined the law school's faculty in the fall of 2005 and was named the holder of the M.E. Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law in 2014. Currently, she leads courses in contracts and business ethics, and business associations.
As associate dean, she works closely with the law school’s faculty, especially its untenured professors, to expand and promote scholarly activities. Prior to coming to Athens, Rodrigues was a corporate associate with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Reston, Va., where she specialized in corporate law and technology transactions. She also served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Her work has appeared in the Virginia, Illinois, Minnesota, Fordham, Emory, Florida, Kentucky and Washington and Lee law reviews. She has also published in online fora of the Vanderbilt, UCLA, Texas and Harvard Business law reviews and in the peer-reviewed Journal of Corporate Finance.
Rodrigues earned her bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) from Georgetown University, her master's degree in comparative literature (summa cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin and her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.