Jeffrey A. Dodge

Assistant Professor of Law and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar

A talented academic administrator with close to 15 years spent in legal education, 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. Dodge is currently the vice chair of the AALS Student Services section and serves as an American Bar Association accreditation site evaluator.  In the past, he served as the chair of the AALS Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and International Legal Exchange sections as well as on the national LSAC Diversity Committee.


Jeffrey Dodge


Phone  717-240-5247

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Faculty Impact

J.D., Hofstra University School of Law

B.A., University of California at San Diego

Research Interests
Explores topics at the intersection of LGBTQ+ inequality and family law, education law and international human rights.

Current Courses
Education Law Seminar

Family Law

Professional Responsibility

Gender and Sexuality Law

International Human Rights

Dodge's Publications

From Residential to Remote Delivery in a Snap: Transitioning a 52-Year-Old Diversity Pipeline Program in a Pandemic (forthcoming).

Tweaking a Tutoring Program: Reflections on a Yearlong Process of Reinvention, AASE The Learning Curve (2021).

“Fostering First Generation Success and Inclusion: A Guide for Law Schools,” Carolina Academic Press (Book forthcoming).

“Integrating Doctrine & Diversity: Inclusion and Equity Beyond the First Year,” Carolina Academic Press (Book forthcoming).


Dodge's Affiliations and Service to the Community

AALS Student Services Section
Vice-chair in 2021 and is chair-elect for 2022

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Issues Section of the AALS
Executive committee member in 2021

International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family (IASJF)
Penn State Dickinson Law’s representative on CoDEI

American Bar Association, Section on Legal Education and Admissions
Accreditation Site Team Member (2019-Present)

CLEO Inc. Pre-Law Summer Institute
Director (Summer 2020 & Summer 2021)

Dodge's Presentations and Panels

The Unfilled Promise of Obergefell for Children of Same-Sex Parents: Advancing Federal Nondiscrimination Laws for Familial Association, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, August 2021, Boca Raton, Florida) (Speaker)

Supporting our Pandemic Era Graduates, Association of American Law Schools, January 5-9, 2022, online (Panelist).

Penn State’s Coalition on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CoDEI), December 2021 (Panelist).

Native American Heritage Month with Keynote Speaker: Mary Smith, ABA President-Elect, American Bar Association, November 14, online (Panelist)