Jill Bodensteiner joined the Notre Dame athletics department in July 2009 as associate athletics director in the areas of compliance and legal affairs. She made the move to the athletic department following 12 years with Notre Dame's Office of the General Counsel, including extensive work with athletic issues. In her current role, she serves as the athletics liaison to the General Counsel's office. In addition, Bodensteiner oversees a compliance office that works with student-athletes, coaches, administrators and others to ensure an understanding of and compliance with NCAA rules.
Bodensteiner also serves as the sport administrator for the nationally-prominent women's basketball program, teaming with athletics director Jack Swarbrick to assist Muffet McGraw's squad on an administrative basis.
Prior to joining the athletics department staff, Bodensteiner served as the University's primary contact for legal issues in the areas of employment (working with Human Resources and the academic leadership), athletics and international studies. In addition, she served as an ex-officio member of the University committee on women faculty and students and as a member of the University benefits committee. Bodensteiner continues to chair Notre Dame's Equity in Athletics Task Force, a position she has held since 2001.
In September 2011, Bodensteiner was appointed to serve on the NCAA's Committee on Women's Athletics, which is charged with providing leadership and assistance to the association in its efforts to provide equitable opportunities, fair treatment and respect for all women in all aspects of intercollegiate athletics.
Before joining the Notre Dame Office of the General Counsel in 1997, Bodensteiner specialized in employment litigation as an associate at two law firms, Seyfarth Shaw in Chicago and Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis. A member of the bar in Indiana and Illinois, she also clerked for the Honorable Catherine Perry, a United States District Court judge in St. Louis.
She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Notre Dame in 1991, her J.D. from Washington University Law School in St. Louis in 1994, and her MBA from Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business in 2008. She is a native of Valparaiso, Ind.