Jodi Short

Mary Kay Kane Professor of Law


Jodi Short is the Mary Kay Kane Professor of Law at UC Law SF. She graduated from Duke University, BA cum laude (1992); Georgetown Law, JD magna cum laude (1995); and UC Berkeley, PhD in Sociology (2008). She has taught at Georgetown Law and was a Senior Policy Scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, at the McDonough School of Business. Her research is on the regulation of business, in particular, the intersection of public and private regulatory regimes and the theory and practice of regulatory reform. Her prior work has examined the effects of corporate internal compliance auditing on regulatory performance, theoretical justifications for and critiques of public regulation, and tensions in the U.S. administrative state between cooperation and coercion, expertise and politics, and public and private interests. Current research projects investigate private efforts to enforce labor standards in global supply chains through codes of conduct and social auditing, critique red-tape reduction reforms that rely on the fallacy of regulation counting, and call for a more robust theory of the state in legal scholarship on regulation.


  • University of California, Berkeley
    Ph.D., Sociology

  • University of California, Berkeley
    M.A., Sociology

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    J.D., Law

  • Duke University
    B.A., History and Economics


  • Administrative Law
  • Compliance & Risk Management
  • Constitutional Law
  • Transnational Labor Regulation