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Timothy Malloy

Professor of Law, Faculty Director, UCLA Sustainability Technology Policy Program


DepartmentsType of Faculty
Environmental Health SciencesJoint Appointment
Contact Information

UCLA School of Law
1242 Law Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Timothy Malloy teaches Environmental Aspects of Business Transactions, Regulatory Lawyering, Regulation of the Business FirmEnvironmental Policy and Politics, and Contracts. With Dr. John Froines of the School of Public Health, Malloy is Faculty Director of the interdisciplinary UCLA Sustainable Technology and Policy Program. After receiving his law degree, Professor Malloy clerked for Judge Donald W. VanArtsdalen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He joined the UCLA faculty in 1998, after spending a combined 11 years in practice at private firms and at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III. Professor Malloy's research interests focus on environmental, chemical and nanotechnology policy, regulatory policy, and organizational theory and decision analysis, with particular emphasis on the relationship between regulatory design and implementation and the structure of business organizations. In addition, he has worked and written extensively in the area of risk governance and prevention-based regulation, melding together his academic interests with his work in the Sustainable Technology Policy Program.

BA, Villanova University, 1982
JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1986
Selected Publications: 

Integrating Technology Assessment into Government Technology Policy, in Innovative Governance Models for Emerging Technologies (Gary E. Marchant, Kenneth Abbott, Braden Allenby eds.)(in press)

Use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Regulatory Alternatives Analysis: A Case Study of Lead Free Solder (with Sinsheimer, Blake and Linkov), Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (forthcoming 2013)

Principled Prevention, Arizona State Law Journal (forthcoming 2013)

Soft Law and Nanotechnology: A Functional Perspective, 52 Jurimetrics Journal 347 (2012).

Environmental Public Health Law: Three Pillars (with Richard J. Jackson), 39 Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics S34 (2011).

Nanotechnology Regulation: A Study in Claims Making, 5 ACSNano 5-12 (2011). Full Text

Disrupting Conventional Policy: The Three Faces of Nanotechnology, 28 UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy 1-6 (2010).

Risk Governance for Mobile Phones, Power Lines and Emerging Technologies (with Kheifets, Swanson, Kandel), 10 Risk Analysis 1481 (2010).

The Social Construction of Regulation: Lessons from the War Against Command and Control, 58 Buffalo Law Review 267-354 (2010). Full Text

Of Natmats, Terrorists, and Toxics: Regulatory Adaptation in a Changing World, 26 UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy 93-127 (2008). Full Text

Green Chemistry: Cornerstone to a Sustainable California (with Wilson, Schwartzman, Fanning & Sinsheimer), UCLA Center for Environmental and Occupational Health (2007).

Disclosure Stories, 32 Florida State University Law Review 617-72 (2005).

Innovation, Regulation and the Selection Environment (with Peter Sinsheimer), 57 Rutgers Law Review 183-233 (2004).

Regulation, Compliance, and the Firm, 76 Temple Law Review 451 (2003).

Regulating by Incentives: Myths, Models and Micro-Markets, 80 Texas Law Review 531-605 (2002).

Pollution Prevention as a Regulatory Tool in California . in Policy Options 2002 (UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, 2002).

Once More Unto the Breach: The Regulation of Hazardous Waste Recycling, 7 Villanova Environmental Law Journal 1-50

Second-Look Remedies: Strategies for Reevaluation Superfund Cleanups, 26 Environment Reporter 1420

Enforcement in the Air: Clean Air Act Enforcement in the Coal Industry, Coal Age Magazine (Nov. 1997).

Cleaning Up the Tax Code: Tax Incentives Under the Taxpayer Relief Act, The Legal Intelligencer (Sep. 18, 1997).

Bridging the Gap: Integrating Tax and Environmental Considerations, The Legal Intelligencer (June 19, 1997).