Professor of Law


Jodi Short is the Honorable Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. 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.



  1. University of California, Berkeley 2008

    Ph.D., Sociology

  2. University of California, Berkeley 2002

    M.A., Sociology

  3. Georgetown University Law Center 1995

    J.D., Law

  4. Duke University 1992

    B.A., History and Economics

Selected Scholarship

  1. Codes in Context: How States, Markets, and Civil Society Shape Adherence to Global Labor Standards 09/2014

    Harvard Business School Technology and Operations Management Unit Working Papers

  2. Monitoring the Monitors: How Social Factors Influence Supply Chain Auditors 09/2014

    Harvard Business School Technology and Operations Management Unit Working Papers

  3. Making Self-Regulation More than Merely Symbolic: The Critical Role of the Legal Environment 01/2011

    Administrative Science Quarterly

  4. Coming Clean and Cleaning Up: Is Voluntary Self-Reporting a Signal of Effective Self-Policing? 07/2009

    Harvard University School Technology and Operations Management Research Papers

  5. The Causes and Consequences of Industry Self-Policing 09/2007

    Harvard Business School Technology and Operations Management Unit Research Papers

  6. The Integrity of Private Third-Party Compliance Monitoring 03/2018

    Administrative and Regulatory Law News


  1. Administrative Law
  2. Compliance & Risk Management
  3. Constitutional Law
  4. Transnational Labor Regulation