Matthew Bodie

Professor of Law
Robins Kaplan Professor of Law
Matthew Bodie
Princeton University, A.B.
Harvard Law School, J.D.
New York University School of Law, LL.M.
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor Matthew T. Bodie is the Robins Kaplan Professor at University of Minnesota Law School.  He teaches and writes on labor and employment law, corporate law, data privacy, and algorithmic management. Professor Bodie has published over fifty book chapters and articles in journals such as Georgetown Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Virginia Law Review.  With Grant Hayden, he is the author of Reconstructing the Corporation: From Shareholder Primacy to Shared Governance (Cambridge University Press 2021).  He served as a Reporter for the ALI’s Restatement of Employment Law (2015), focusing on employee privacy and autonomy.  He and Samuel Estreicher are the authors of Labor Law for Foundation Press’s Concepts and Insights series (2016 and 2020 editions). The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and other publications have quoted him on topics such as the Starbucks union organizing drive, employer surveillance, and workplace challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Bodie received an A.B. magna cum laude from Princeton University, a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M in Labor & Employment Law from New York University School of Law.  He served as a law clerk to Judge M. Blane Michael of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.   After his clerkship, he worked as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board (Region 2), handling cases involving the National Hockey League, a large Chinese banquet hall, and over 100 small construction companies.

Professor Bodie was formerly the Callis Family Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law.  While at SLU Law, he was a member and co-director of the Wefel Center for Employment Law.  Prior to SLU Law, he was an associate professor at Hofstra University School of Law and an acting assistant professor of Lawyering at NYU Law.  Since 2018 he has served as a faculty editor for the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. He has served as the chair for the Association of American Law Schools’ Sections on Business Associations, Scholarship, and Labor Relations and Employment Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute, a research fellow at NYU’s Center for Labor and Employment Law, and a visiting fellow at SLU Law’s Wefel Center.  He has served as a visiting professor at Notre Dame Law School and Harvard Law School.