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About Eloisa C Rodríguez-Dod

Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, joined the FIU College of Law in 2012. Prior to joining FIU, she was a Professor of Law at NSU College of Law, where she also served as the Academic Director of its University of Barcelona dual-degree program. Dean Rodriguez-Dod has been selected “Professor of the Year” at both law schools and, in 2016, was the recipient of the university-wide FIU Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is a recognized authority in property, estates, and real estate transactions.

Before joining academia, Dean Rodriguez-Dod practiced law at White & Case. She graduated cum laude from the University of Miami Law School, where she was Special Features and Reports Editor of the Inter-American Law Review and inducted into Order of the Coif. She holds a B.A. in International Marketing & Finance from the University of Miami, where she graduated magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Florida International University.

Dean Rodriguez-Dod’s scholarship focuses on the necessary balancing of autonomy versus societal goals. Her work includes books, monographs, book chapters, and law review articles. She has been cited, quoted, and excerpted in texts, scholarly books, articles, academic blogs, and leading treatises. She is frequently invited to speak at panels and legal conferences.

In addition to her service to FIU, Dean Rodriguez-Dod also has a strong commitment to national legal education organizations. She currently serves on the Audit Committee of the Law School Admissions Council. She has also served on American Bar Association site evaluation teams and is a past Chair and member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups.


Present Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
2002 - 2012 Academic Director, Nova Southeastern University-University of Barcelona Dual Degree Program
1993 - 2012 Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • “Professor of the Year” (2014-2015)
  • Hooding Committee (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • In 2016, was the recipient of the university-wide FIU Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.


  • Elder Law
  • Property
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates


1990 J.D., Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, University of Miami School of Law
1983 M.B.A., Florida International University
1980 B.B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Major: International Marketing and Finance, University of Miami

Contact Information

Florida International University
College of Law
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Ph: 305.348.3245


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