Professor Fong helps students prepare for the study of law and enhance academic performance throughout law school, with a particular emphasis on bar preparation and success. Professor Fong was most recently Associate Dean for Bar Exam Services at Golden Gate University School of Law, where he built a successful bar pass program that raised and stabilized the school’s bar pass rates.
He has dedicated much of his career to providing academic support to law students and diversifying the legal field. His accomplishments include serving as chair of the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness, chair of the College & Law School Committee of the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness, former director of academic support programs at Santa Clara University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law, former chair of the Section on Academic Support Programs for the American Association of Law Schools, and two-time recipient of the San Francisco Minority Bar Coalition’s Outstanding Service to the Legal Community Award (1999 & 2004). He has consulted with several law schools on bar passage strategies and has also served vice chair on accreditation teams for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
In addition to serving on the board of For People of Color, Inc., Professor Fong continues to consult with the State Bar Council on issues involving the educational pipeline, law school diversity, implicit bias and stereotype threat. He currently serves on the American Bar Association (ABA) Council on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline and on the Diversity Committee of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), where he chairs a Diversity Retention Conference planning group and sits on the Discover Law Plus subcommittee.
His areas of research include generational diversity, learning styles and teaching methods, factors affecting law school performance and bar passage, such as stereotype threat, and diversity in the legal profession.
Rodney O. Fong
For People of Color, Inc.
10880 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90024
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