Michael C. Duff is Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, where he co-directs the Wefel Center for Employment Law and is co-editor of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. Professor Duff 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 on Civil Rights.
Professor Duff attended college in his late 20s, while simultaneously employed full-time as a union-represented airline ramp worker. He was one of the first Black Teamster shop-stewards in the U.S. Airways (now American Airlines) system. The first member of his family to attend college, Professor Duff went directly from the airport tarmac to the Harvard Law School after graduating summa cum laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He ultimately graduated from law school in 1995 and went on to work for a small law firm in Maine where he represented injured workers and labor unions. Thereafter he worked for the National Labor Relations Board for a decade in the Philadelphia and Minneapolis regional offices. He has written textbooks and journal articles in several different areas of workplace law.