DEAN DODGE ESSAY ACCEPTED FOR NEW BOOK ON SUPPORTING FIRST-GENERATION LAW STUDENTS
September 2021 — Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Services, Assistant Professor, and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, had his essay proposal, “Supporting First Generation Intersectional Identities by Creating Space for the LGBTQIA+ Community” accepted for publication with Carolina Academic Press in the book titled, “Fostering First Generation Success and Inclusion: A Guide for Law Schools.”
Edited by Professor Brittany Raposa of Roger Williams University School of Law, the book is designed to assist law schools with creating an inclusive environment for first generation law students and to facilitate and foster success for these students in all aspects of their law school journey. Dean Dodge will share best practices and experiences supporting first generation LGBTQIA+ law students.
Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge has spent over 15 years in legal education. Dean Dodge has broad experience overseeing law school and University-level offices of student services, international programs, admissions, academic success, career services, and more. He has taught and presented on topics in the fields of family law, international human rights, and comparative law. His scholarship focuses on the intersections of family law and inequity, and law school academic success and diversity. Dean Dodge is currently the vice chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Student Services Section. He previously served as chair of both the AALS Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues and International Legal Exchange sections. Dean Dodge has served on the national diversity committee of the Law School Admissions Council Diversity Committee, as an American Bar Association accreditation site evaluator, and a two time director of the CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute.