B.A., Florida International University
J.D., Indiana University
The Honorable Jose Rodriguez earned his associate’s degree from Miami-Dade Community College in 1976. In 1978, he earned his bachelor degree from Florida International University and went to Indiana University School of Law where he graduated with a doctorate in Jurisprudence in August 1980. He practiced in his own firm, from 1982 to 1994, when he was appointed as County Court Judge by then Florida Governor Lawton Chiles. He served there until May 2000, when he was appointed as a Circuit Court Judge by Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Judge Rodriguez’s extensive career in the judicial system makes him a great asset to LSI. He is bilingual and teaches in English and Spanish, has served as a member of the LSI Advisory Council since 1997 and has been an Adjunct Professor for LSI since 1995.