Professor Rodolpho Sandoval has taught law for 33 years. He arrived at UTSA 27 years ago in 1985 and has taught Business Law, Commercial Law, International Law and Political Economics. Prior to coming to UTSA he taught law at the University of San Diego School of Law and then at the Notre Dame Law School. He has been a visiting professor of in Canada, Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Coahuila Mexico. He was the founder of the NAFTA Student Exchange program at UTSA including the UTSA-Mexico-Canadian undergraduate and later the graduate student exchange program (1991–1997). Upon his arrival at UTSA, President Romo appointed Professor Sandoval Associate Vice President for Administration (1999-2003) where he assisted the president in establishing the new administration. In 1980 he became president and chief executive officer of an International Export Management Company.
Professor Sandoval has professional research interests in the area of contract law, international law and constitutional law. His interest in constitutional law includes the First Amendment on freedom of speech, and the Fourteen Amendment of the U.S. Constitution concerning the equal protection clause and the due process clause in which he addressed issues of civil rights and immigration, corporate freedom of speech and equal rights in education. In the area of international law he wrote extensively on the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also has personal research and writing interest in genealogy and Mexican American history.
Professor Sandoval has published in the Notre Dame Law Journal of Legislation, St. Mary's Law Journal, Pace Law Journal, Gonzaga Law Review and other dedicated journals for law professors in the school of business such as the Southern Law Journal. In addition he has published a law book on contracts which is on its second edition, "Moments in Contracts." His personal research and writing includes a 311 page genealogy book entitled "Seeds that fell on Good Earth."
- Constitutional Issues of Immigration Law
- Contract Law
"A Critical Analysis of the Constitutionality of the Alabama Immigration Law Under the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act: The Case of the United State of America v. Alabama," Southern Law Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring 2013.
"A Critical Analysis of a Corporation's First Amendment Constitutional Right of Freedom of Speech and the Expansion of their Political Influence: The Case of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission," with William Avila, Southern Law Journal, Vol. 22, Fall 2011.
"Warning: Unauthorized Use of this Product as Intended Will Render it Useless and Result in Criminal and/or Civil Prosecution. Maybe," with Raymond H.C. Teske and Cory R. A. Hallam, Southern Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1, Spring 2011.
"A Legal Analysis on the Financial Services Requirements under the North American Free Trade Agreement," The Journal of Business Law, Vol. 5, Jan. 1997. Received the Distinguished Paper Award.
"Creating Psychological and Legal Contracts through HRM Practices: Strength of Signals Perspective," with M. Suazo and G. Martinez, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3, Sept. 2011.
"A Critical Analysis of the United States Military Commission Act of 2006," Southern Law Journal, Vol. 18, Fall 2007. Received the Distinguished Paper Award.
"In Search of Equality in Legal Education: The Grutter v. Bollinger Case," with Laura Lisa Sandoval, Pace Law Review, Fall 2005.
"An Analysis of the New Legal Model for Establishing Set-Aside Programs for Minority Business Enterprise: The Case of City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co.," Gonzaga Law Review, Vol. 25, 1989/1990.
Moments in Contracts - Second Edition, Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 2012.
Seeds that Fell on Good Earth, Nowaste Publishing, 2012.
Moments in Contracts, Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 2008.