Professor Matt Bodie joined the SLU LAW faculty in 2006. He teaches and writes on corporate, contract, employment, and labor law subjects.
Professor Bodie graduated from Princeton University in 1991. After working for non-profits in the fields of community investment and land reform, he attended Harvard Law School, where he was an editor and social chair of the Harvard Law Review and earned best team and best brief awards in the Ames Moot Court competition. After graduating from Harvard in 1996, Professor Bodie served as a law clerk to Judge M. Blane Michael of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. From 1997 to 2000, he served as a field attorney in the New York office of the National Labor Relations Board, investigating and litigating unfair labor practice charges and conducting representation hearings and elections. He then taught at New York University School of Law as an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering and earned an LL.M. in Labor and Employment Law. Professor Bodie served as an associate professor at Hofstra University School of Law from 2002 to 2006, where he taught Business Organizations, Contracts, Corporate Governance and Employment Law.
Professor Bodie’s research focuses on the role of information, control, and ownership within the corporation and the workplace. He is particularly interested in the role of the employee within the firm. His papers have twice been selected for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Law & Economics Association, and he has also been chosen to present at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. He is writing a series of articles on the theory and structure of corporate voting rights with Grant Hayden, a professor at Hofstra University School of Law.
Professor Bodie is a Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of Employment Law. He is also a Research Fellow at New York University’s Center for Labor and Employment Law and a member of the Board of Advisors for the eLangdell Project. Since 2005 he has been a contributor to PrawfsBlawg, a weblog for legal academics.