Legal Honors and Advocacy
Rodney is a native Houstonian, having graduated from Memorial High School, where he served as President of the Student Council in 1972. He then attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois as a Clarion DeWitt Hardy Debate Scholar and graduated with honors, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1976, majoring in political science.
After his undergraduate education, Rodney attended the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, earning his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree in 1979. He became licensed to practice law in Texas by the Supreme Court of Texas in November 1979.