Northwestern law school dean Daniel Rodriguez stepping down – Education News

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19 September 2017 | 8:02 pm

The dean of Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, Daniel Rodriguez, will step down from that post in the spring, at the end of the academic year.

Rodriguez, 55, notified Northwestern President Morton Schapiro earlier this summer that he planned to leave the role, though he will rejoin the school’s faculty full-time after a one-year sabbatical during the 2018-19 academic year, the school said in a statement today. He is a scholar in administrative law, local government law and state constitutional law.

Rodriguez joined the Northwestern law school in 2012 from the University of Texas School of Law and two years later launched a $250 million fundraising campaign in 2014. So far, the school has raised $220 million toward that goal, including the $100 million naming rights gift from J.B. and M.K. Pritzker.

The exit by Rodriguez follows closely on the heels of the announcement last week that Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management dean, Sally Blount, will also exit that role at the end of this academic year. She too was key to a major fundraising program, drawing $365 million to build a new global hub for the school on Northwestern’s lakefront campus.



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