Professor Jodi Short graduated from Duke University, BA cum laude (1992); Georgetown Law, JD magna cum laude (1995); and UC Berkeley, PhD in Sociology (2008). Before coming to Hastings, she 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 and teaching interests are in 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.
Her studies have shown how robust regulatory enforcement encourages corporations to implement effective internal compliance systems. Her current research investigates the effects of private, transnational efforts to enforce labor and environmental standards in global supply chains. The aim of this research is to demonstrate the key role of states in a world of rapidly proliferating private regulatory arrangements.
Professor Short currently holds the Bion Gregory Chair in Business Law and is a co-editor of the internationally recognized journal Regulation & Governance.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Statutes, Regulation, and Interpretation; Con Law I; Compliance and Risk Management for Attorneys; Business and Human Rights; Administrative Law; Government Processes; Private Enforcement of Labor and Environmental Standards in Global Supply Chains; The Private Role in Public Governance.