Sheila  Rodriguez

Sheila Rodriguez

Clinical Associate Professor

Contact Information

Law Office: E216
V: 856 225.6692
F: 856 969.7931
sheilaro@camden.rutgers.edu


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Biography

Sheila Rodriguez joined the Rutgers-Camden faculty in 2006, after teaching as an adjunct in California. She is the author, most recently, of Letting Students Teach Each Other: Using Peer Conferences in Upper-Level Writing, 13 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. (forthcoming Winter 2012). She also recently contributed to the Michael Hunter Schwartz-edited series of books on the teaching of law.

She earned her BA, MA, and JD degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. For six years, Professor Rodriguez, an instrument-rated commercial pilot, practiced appellate and regulatory law with the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, DC and Chicago. She left federal practice in 1994 to co-found a legal research and writing company, which she operated for over seven years. During that time, she represented the Animal Protection Institute, now Born Free USA, a national nonprofit animal advocacy organization in Sacramento, California.

Professor Rodriguez has testified before Congress and has been quoted in numerous media outlets on issues involving animals. In 2012, she was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ section on Animal Law.

Publications

Letting Students Teach Each Other: Using Peer Conferences in Upper-Level Writing, 13 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. (forthcoming Winter 2012).

Teaching a Legal Research "Laboratory Class," in Techniques for Teaching Law II 36 (Gerald F. Hess, et al. eds., 2011).

The Morally Informed Consumer: Examining Animal Welfare Claims on Egg Labels, 30 Temp. J. Science, Tech. & Envtl. L. 51 (2011).

Using Feedback Theory to help Novice Legal Writers Develop Expertise, 86:2 U. Det.  Mercy L. Rev. 207 (2009). 

Restricting the Use of Animal Traps in the US:  An Overview of Laws and Strategy, 9 Animal L. 135 (2003) (with Dena M. Jones).    

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