Robin Paul Malloy

Robin Paul MalloyE.I. White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Law
Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Director, Center on Property, Citizenship and Social Entrepreneurism
Professor of Economics, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (by courtesy appointment)
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Professor Robin Paul Malloy is the E.I. White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Law, and the Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is a leading expert on property, real estate transactions, land use law and zoning, and on law, markets, and marketization. He has pioneered work on land use and disability law. He is also recognized as a leading legal scholar on the jurisprudence of Adam Smith. Several of his works on market theory and law are translated into Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese. Professor Malloy has published twenty books (four with Cambridge University Press) and over 30 scholarly articles, in addition to numerous book chapters and essays. His latest book is titled Law and the Invisible Hand; A Theory of Adam Smith’s Jurisprudence (Cambridge 2021). He is a series editor on collections for Cambridge University Press, Routledge, and Edward Elgar. Malloy’s casebook on Real Estate Transactions (with Smith, now in its 6th edition) is the leading book on the subject and is used at law schools across the country. His casebook on Land Use Law and Zoning is now in its second edition (with Malagrino). Malloy has been the Sun Life Research Fellow at Oxford University, U.K.; the Dickenson Dees Fellow at University of Durham, U.K.; and for three consecutive summers served as a teaching fellow in China (Beijing and Shanghai) with the Committee on Legal Education Exchange with China. He currently serves on the International Advisory Board for the Law and Economics Program at St. Gallens University, Switzerland, and is a member of the Turin School of Local Regulation, Turin, Italy.

Malloy is the founding president of the Association for Law, Property, and Society. He currently serves on the Board of the Veterans Health Research Institute of CNY. He served on the Board of the National Italian American Bar Association for 20 years and was Vice Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeal for the Town of DeWitt, NY for 10 years. He has also served on numerous committees of the Association of American Law Schools.


  • University of Illinois
    College of Law
    LL.M. 1983
  • University of Florida
    College of Law
    J.D. 1980
  • Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
    B.S. with distinction 1977