Associate Professor of Law
Professor Molk’s research focuses on issues of business law and organizational choice, as well as insurance law. His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, and UC Davis Law Review, among others, and it has been selected for presentation at the Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum. He teaches contracts, securities regulation, and insurance.
Molk received his JD and MA in economics from Yale University and his BA from Amherst College. While at Yale Law School, he was articles editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Molk’s scholarly contributions to law and economics were recognized throughout law school. He was both an Olin Fellow in Law, Economics, and Public Policy and a Kauffman Fellow in Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship. He also received the Judge Ralph K. Winter Jr. prize for the best paper in law and economics.
Following law school, Molk clerked for Judge Ralph K. Winter Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has also worked as a valuation consultant on antitrust and energy matters. Prior to joining the University of Florida in 2018, Molk was an assistant professor at Willamette University and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois.
JD, Yale Law School
MA, Yale University
BA, Amherst College
- An introduction to the law and theory of legally enforceable agreements and promises, including elements of contract formation; consideration; effects of non-performance; conditions for relief from or discharge of obligations; and remedies.
- Examination of controls and exemptions relating to the sale and distribution of securities by corporations, underwriters and others, including scope of the securities laws, registration provisions, distribution and resale of restricted securities, express and implied civil liabilities, secondary distributions and tender offers. Issues will be analyzed in context of amended 1933/1934 federal statutes, and state Blue Sky laws.
- Various forms of policies—such as fire, homeowners, automobile, health and accident, floates; concepts of marketing, claims, processing, and insurance institutions, principles of indemnity, risk transference, reasonable expectancies, and unconscionable advantages.
Law Review Articles and Essays
- Protecting LLC Owners while Preserving LLC Flexibility, 51 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. (forthcoming 2018)
- Playing with Fire? Testing Moral Hazard in Homeowners Insurance Valued Policies, 2018 UTAH L. REV. (forthcoming)
- How do LLC Owners Contract Around Default Statutory Protections?, 42 J. Corp. L. 503 (2017).
- LLCs and the Private Ordering of Dispute Resolution, with Verity Winship, 41 J. Corp. L. 795 (2016).
- The Ownership of Health Insurers, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 873 (2016).
- Reregulation and the Regulatory Timeline, with Arden Rowell, 101 Iowa L. Rev. 1497 (2016).
- The Government’s Role in Climate Change Insurance, 43 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 411 (2016) (symposium).
- Do We Need Specialized Business Forms for Social Enterprise?, in The Cambridge Handbook of Social Enterprise Law, (Means and Yockey, eds.) (Cambridge, 2018).
- Private Versus Public Insurance for Natural Hazards: Individual Behavior’s Role in Loss Mitigation, in Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards, (Paolo Gardoni et al., eds.) (Springer, 2015).