Cristina Rodríguez ’95 LAW ’00 will become professor of constitutional, administrative and immigration law at Yale Law School this semester.

Rodríguez, who was a visiting professor at the Law School in fall 2009, will be the school’s first tenured Hispanic professor. She will assume her position on Jan. 28, leaving a post as the deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel.

“Cristina is the nation’s leading theorist of immigration law,” Law School Dean Robert Post said in a statement published on the school’s website. “Her work is both practical and cutting edge, and she brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge.”

After graduating from Yale College, Rodríguez attended Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship, receiving a master of letters in modern history.