Patrick Luff
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law


Patrick Luff’s research focuses on legislative and judicial methods of regulating risk. His teaching and research interests include administrative law, civil procedure, judicial decisionmaking, jurisprudence, regulatory theory, and remedies.

Professor Luff’s most recent publication, which appeared in the Rutgers Law Review, examined the use of courts as a regulatory forum and argued that courts serve as a regulatory-gap filler to address the shortfalls between socially demanded and governmentally provided levels of risk regulation.

Before coming to the College of Law, Professor Luff was a visiting professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he taught civil procedure, administrative law, and legal writing. He graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an executive editor of the Michigan Law Review, and is currently a Candidate for D.Phil. at the University of Oxford.

Selected Works

Captured Legislatures and Public Interested Courts, 2013 Utah L. Rev. (forthcoming 2013)
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Risk Regulation and Regulatory Litigation, 64 Rutgers L. Rev. 73 (2011).
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The Market Value Rule of Damages and the Death of Irreparable Injury, 59 Clev. St. L. Rev. 361 (2011).
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Bad Bargains: The Mistake of Allowing Cost-Benefit Analyses in Class Action Certification Decisions, 41 U. Mem. L. Rev. 65 (2010).
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Assistant: Kim Baird

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., University of Texas, Austin 2006

J.D., University of Michigan Law School 2009