Professor Michael C. Duff

Michael C. Duff is Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute, a scholar-member of the Center for Progressive Reform, and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and an academic fellow at the National Civil Justice Institute. Professor Duff also serves as member of the Missouri Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights.

Professor Duff has authored a textbook on workers’ compensation and is the founder of the Workers’ Compensation Law Professors’ blog. He worked for the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents from 1993-1995, while in law school, and practiced workers’ compensation in Maine. He has taught courses on workers’ compensation since 2007, at four separate law schools, and has written law review articles on the subject of constitutional analysis of workers’ compensation. He also worked at the National Labor Relations Board from 1997-2006.

Professor Duff did not attend law school until his early thirties. In an earlier phase of his life, he was a blue-collar union shop steward who was personally injured at work on multiple occasions. His grandfather was a coal miner who died from black lung in his early 50s.