Peter Molk

Peter Molk

Assistant Professor

  • J.D. Yale Law School
  • M.A. Yale University
  • B.A. Amherst College

Curriculum Vitae


Professor Molk's research focuses on issues of business law and organizational choice, design, and ownership, as well as insurance law.  He teaches Contracts, Business Associations, and Securities Regulation. Professor Molk received a J.D. and an M.A. in economics from Yale University and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Amherst College.

While at Yale Law School, he was articles editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Professor 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. His work on indemnity provisions in homeowners insurance won the Judge Ralph K. Winter Jr. prize for the best paper in law and economics.

Following law school, Professor 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 Willamette University College of Law as an assistant professor in 2014, Professor Molk was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law.

For information and abstracts about Professor Molk's published work, see the Social Science Research Network.

Selected Publications

  • The Puzzling Lack of Cooperatives, 88 TUL. L. REV. 99 (2014)
  • Employer Costs and Retaliation Under the Affordable Care Act, 99 CORNELL L. REV. ONLINE 50 (2013; with Suja Thomas)
  • Reforming Nonprofit Exemption Requirements, 17 FORDHAM J. CORP. & FIN. L. 475 (2012)
  • Insider Trading in Congress: The Need for Regulation, 9 J. BUS. & SEC. L. 199 (2009)