Elizabeth  Bodamer

Elizabeth Bodamer

Director of Student Affairs

  • B.A., University of Notre Dame 2009
  • M.A., Indiana University 2016
  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law 2012

Elizabeth (Ferrufino) Bodamer is a 2012 graduate of the Maurer School of Law. While in law school, she served as a practice group advisor, the minority pre-law advisor for the IU Bloomington campus, vice president of International Law Society, an active member and mentor of the Latinx Law Students Association, and participated in moot court. She also interned at the Monroe County Department of Child Services and at the Indiana Legal Services in Bloomington. 

After graduating from law school and passing the Indiana bar, Bodamer began her graduate education in the Sociology Department, where she is currently a PhD candidate. As a graduate student, she served on the Sociology Department Graduate Recruitment Committee, the College Graduate Hearing Board, co-chaired the Race and Ethnic Relations Committee in Sociology, and was a graduate student mentor. Additionally, Bodamer taught undergraduate Introduction to Sociology and GROUPS, a summer program for first generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.

Bodamer’s research focuses on race/ethnicity, gender, intersectionality, the legal profession, and legal education. Along with Dean Matthews and Dean Pryor, she presented at the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals (NALSAP) on “A Law School Mentoring Model: How Student Affairs Professionals Can Use Principles to Support Marginalized Law Students.” Additionally, she presented a paper at the Law and Society Association annual conference on “Questioning the Questioners: Extending Research on the Fates of Recent Law School Graduates,” and she is currently working on a piece that examines job satisfaction of women of color in the legal profession. Her dissertation explores student experiences and outcomes in legal education as it relates to race/ethnicity and gender.