Victoria J. Dodd
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Graduate Student in Education, University of Southern California, 1971-72; Associate, Johnsen, Manfredi & Thorpe, L.A., 1978-79; Instructor, Loyola, L.A., 1979-80; Visiting Assistant Professor, Pepperdine, 1980-81; Assistant Professor, Suffolk University Law School, 1981-84; Associate Professor, 1984-87; Professor, since 1987; Visiting Professor, University of San Diego, 1995-96. SELECTED HONORS National Merit Letter of Commendation. Cum laude Graduate, Honors English, Harvard University, 1970. Graduate School in Education, University of Southern California, 1971-72: Outstanding Student Teacher Award. Order of the Coif, University of Southern California Law School, 1978. Honors Award in Written Advocacy & Semi-Finalist, Hale Moot Court Competition, University of Southern California Law School, 1978; American Jurisprudence Prize Award (top grade in class) in Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, and Federal Courts.
Professor Dodd was recently profiled in USC Law Deliberations [PDF].
Professional ActivitiesFellow of the American Bar Foundation; Honorary Member, Phi Delta Phi; Member, Order of the Coif; Member, Judicial Administration Section Council, 1987-92; Member, Massachusetts Special Advisory Committee on Time Standards (Case Management Sub-Committee), 1987-88; Chair, Section on Law & Education, AALS, 1987-88, 1993-94, 2000-2001; 2000-2001 Executive Committee Member, 1986-present; Co-Chair, Court Accreditation Project, MA Bar Association, 1988-91; Trustee, MA Law Reform Institute, 1992-96; Life Member, Massachusetts Bar Foundation; Member, AALS Standing Committee on Sections and the Annual Meeting, 2002-2005. Professor Dodd is a member of the Advisory Board of the SSRN Education Law Journal and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Academic Perspectives. She is also the Massachusetts State Membership Chair for the Education Law Association.
PRACTICAL EDUCATION LAW FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (Carolina Academic press, 2d ed., 2010)
PRACTICAL EDUCATION LAW FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (2003)
Chapter: School Finance Litigation: Beyond Equality, in OUR PROMISE: ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY FOR AMERICA'S CHILDREN (2008)
The 2007 Roberts Court Education Law Cases: Reaffirmation or Cut-Back of Student Rights?, 42 SUFFOLK U. L. REV. 61 (2008)
A Critique of the Bush Education Proposal, 53 ADMIN. L. REV. 851 (2001)
The Education Justice: The Honorable Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr., 29 FORDHAM URB. L.J. 683 (2001)
Student Rights: Can We Create Violence-Free Schools That Are Still Free?, 34 NEW ENG. L. REV. 623 (2000)
American Public Education and Change: Not an Oxymoron, 17 ST. LOUIS U. PUB. L. REV. 109 (1999)
Becoming Gentlemen, 4 MASS. L. REV. 9 (1997)
Introduction to Symposium on Law and Education, 39 S.D. L. REV. 233 (1994)
Toward a National System of State Court Accreditation, 73 JUDICATURE 141 (1989)
The Non-Contractual Nature of the Student-University Contractual Relationship, 33 KAN L. REV. 701 (1985)
McDuffy v. Robertson: An (Adequate) Education for All, 24:1 ADVOCATE 20 ( 1993 ) (Suffolk University Law School)
Why Schools Belong in Offices, N.Y. Times, September 30 ( 1990 ) (Forum Page)
Louise E. Inglehart's Freedom for the College Student Press: Court Cases and Related Decisions Defining the Campus Fourth Estate Boundaries, 59: 1 J. HIGHER EDUC. 99 ( 1988 ) (book review)
- BA, Radcliffe College
- JD, University of Southern California