At the 2013 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Professor Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod was nominated chair-elect of the Executive Committee of the Section on Minority Groups – by a unanimous vote.
According to the AALS website, sections are established by action of the committee and appointed by the president. The 94 sections, composed of members of the faculty and administration of member schools, provide reports and policy advice to the Association.
Specifically, the Section on Minority Groups develops and organizes two panels for the annual meeting; gives out the the Clyde Ferguson Award and the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award; hosts and staffs a hospitality suite at the annual Faculty Recruitment Conference; hosts a New Teacher’s Breakfast; helps with the Minority Law Prof Listserv; and recruits volunteers to produce a newsletter.
“I’m excited to have been elected for this position and to be able to work with such bright and dedicated colleagues from so many different law schools,” said Rodriguez-Dod. “This committee has consistently organized critical and thought provoking programs. I look forward to the challenge of continuing this tradition as chair in 2014.”
Professor Rodriguez-Dod teaches Property, Wills & Trusts, and Elder Law at the Florida International University College of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the necessary balancing of autonomy versus societal goals. She has been cited, quoted, and excerpted in texts, scholarly books, articles, academic blogs, and leading treatises.