Law 560 - Regulation of the Business Firm: Theory and Practice

Timothy Malloy

Timothy Malloy

Professor of Law
Faculty Director, UCLA Sustainable Technology and Policy Program
Frank G. Wells Endowed Chair in Environmental Law
B.A. Villanova University, 1982
J.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1986
UCLA Faculty Since 1998
Course Description:

This seminar examines the theoretical underpinnings of several major types of regulation, as well as the practical issues involved in implementing and enforcing each.  We will explore the selection and impact of regulatory forms from a variety of disciplines and viewpoints, including law, economics, and sociology.  In particular, we will focus on traditional command and control regulation, market-based regulation such as emissions trading, management-based regulation such information disclosure, and prevention-based regulation.  We will also explore issues of compliance and enforcement.

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students should gain the following substantive knowledge and skills:

•   Have an understanding of the role of law in public policy

•   Have a basic understanding of legal, economic and sociological theory relating to regulation and to business organizations

•   Have a basic understanding of interdisciplinary perspectives on law and policy

•   Be able to engage in critical analysis of regulatory policy

•   Be able to write effectively and to communicate orally in legal and policy settings

Business & Tax Law;