Professor Michael P. Malloy at the University of Oxford

Michael Malloy

Distinguished Professor of Law
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Michael P. Malloy has been a law professor for almost 40 years. An internationally recognized expert on bank regulation and on economic sanctions, he received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD from Georgetown University. He is a frequent consultant to state, federal, and foreign governments, and international bodies. Dr. Malloy is a U.S. representative to the Real Estate Market Advisory Group, which serves the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, based in Geneva. He is also Director of the Business, Economics and Law Division of the Athens Institute for Education and Research, among other activities.

SEC enforcer, bank regulator, economic sanctions architect, Dr. Malloy has authored or edited over 220 books and book-length supplements in such fields as banking and securities regulation, contracts, economic sanctions, international banking, philosophy, and public international law. Among other works, he is the author of Banking Law and Regulation (3 vols., 2d ed., & 2021 Supps.); Banking and Financial Institutions Law in a Nutshell (9th ed., West Academic, 2019, with William A. Lovett); International Banking (4th ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2019); Contemporary Payment Systems (West Academic, 2016); Contracts in a Nutshell (8th ed., West Academic, 2016, with Rohwer and Skrocki) Contracts Simulations (West Academic, 2015, with Deborah R. Gerhardt); and, Economic Sanctions Anthology (2 vols., Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., 2015). In January 2013, his three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation was honored on its twenty-fifth anniversary by the Society of Socio-Economists during the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.

To link to Michael P. Malloy’s current courses, go to his TWEN site and click on  Commercial Law or Contracts. To link to his current projects, click on News from Nusquam. To link to his UTOPIA500 presentation, Utopia and the Law and Literature Movementwatch the video on YouTube.


BA, Georgetown University
JD, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, Georgetown University

Curriculum Vitae
MPMalloyCV.pdf (736.19 KB)
Research Focus

Representative Scholarship

Banking Law and Regulation, 2d ed., 3 vols. (Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer, 2011 & Cum. Supps. through 2021 No.3).

[with  William A. Lovett],  Banking  and Financial Institutions Law  in a Nutshell (9th ed.: West Academic, 2019).

[with William A. Lovett], 银行和金融机构法 (>上海人民出版社, People’s Rep. of China, 2019).

International Banking: Cases, Materials, and Problems, 4th ed. (Carolina Academic Press: 2019).

[with other Contributors], Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets (UN Economic Commission for Europe, rev. ed. 2019).

Everywhere a Cluck-Cluck: Frigaliment Importing Co. v. B.N.S. Int'l Sales Corp., in Val Ricks (ed.), The Best and Worst of Contracts Decisions: An Anthology, 45 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 938 (2018).

Mangled Metaphors: ProCD, Inc. v. Zeidenberg., in Val Ricks (ed.), The Best and Worst of Contracts Decisions: An Anthology, 45 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 1000 (2018).

Encountering Utopia: Social Stresses and Responsibilities of the Lawyer in David A. Frenkel (ed.), Role of Law, Human Rights and Social Justice, Justice Systems, Commerce, and Law Curriculum: Selected Issues 13 (Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2017).

Contemporary Payment Systems (West Academic: 2016).

[with Claude D. Rohwer & Anthony M. Skrocki], Contracts in a Nutshell (8th ed.: West Academic, 2016).

[with Deborah R. Gerhardt], Contracts Simulations: Bridge To Practice Series (West Academic: 2015).

Human Rights and Unintended Consequences: Empirical Analysis of International Economic Sanctions in Contemporary Practice, 31 Boston U. Int’l L.J. 75 (2013).

Housing Policy and the Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision, 6 Vital Spaces 4 (2013) [Newsletter of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management].

Banking and Financial Services Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems, 3d ed. (Carolina Academic Press: 2011).

Principles of Bank Regulation (Concise Hornbook Series, West: 3d ed., 2011).

Anatomy of a Meltdown (Aspen Publishers, 2010).

The Subprime Mortgage Crisis and Bank Regulation, 27 No. 3 Banking & Fin. Serv. Pol’y Rep. 1 (2008).

[with John A. Spanogle, Jr., Louis DelDuca, Keith Rowley & Andrea Bjorkland], Global Issues in Contract Law (West, 2007).

National Favoritism: The Historical Underpinnings of the Current OCC Preemption Strategy, Prepared Statement Before a Joint Hearing of the Committee on Banking, Commerce and International Trade of the California State Senate and the Banking and Finance Committee of the California State Assembly (May 21, 2003).

United States Economic Sanctions: Theory and Practice (Kluwer Law International: 2001).

Banking in the Twenty-First Century, 25 J. Corp. L. 787 (2000).

When You Wish Upon Winstar: Contract Analysis and the Future of Regulatory Action, 42 St. Louis U. L.J. 409 (1998).

Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Bank Regulatory Policy at Mid-Decade, 63 Fordham L. Rev. 2031 (1995), reprinted in 9 Banking L. Anth. 269 (1995).

The 12(i)'ed Monster: Administration of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by the Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies, 19 Hofstra L. Rev. 269 (1991), reprinted in, 1992 Securities L. Rev..

Economic Sanctions and U.S. Trade (Little, Brown and Company: 1990).

Nothing to Fear but FIRREA Itself: Revising and Reshaping the Enforcement Process of Federal Bank Regulation, 50 Ohio State L.J. 1117 (1989).

The Corporate Law of Banks: Regulation of Corporate and Securities Activities of Depository Institutions, 2 vols. (Little, Brown and Company: 1988 & Cum. Supps. through 1993).

Balancing Public Confidence and Confidentiality: Adjudication Practices and Procedures of the Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies, 61 Temple L. Rev. 723 (1988), reprinted in 4 Banking L. Anth. 631 (1988).

[Editor] 1987 Proc. of  the American Society  of Int’l L.

Nonbanks and Nondefinitions: New Challenges in Bank Regulatory Policy, 10 Seton Hall Legislative J. 1 (1986), reprinted in 3 Banking L. Anth. 531 (1986-87).

Civil Authority in Medieval Philosophy: Lombard, Aquinas  and Bonaventure (University Press of America: 1985).

An Analysis of the Jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice in Cases concerning Boundaries, 14 Thesaurus Acroasium 271 (Thessaloniki, Greece: Institute of International Public Law and International Relations, 1985).

The Iran Crisis: Law Under Pressure, 1984 Wisc. Int’l L.J. 15 (1984).

The Impact of U.S. Control of Foreign Assets on Refugees and Expatriates, 1982 Mich. YB Int’l Legal Stud. 399.

Embargo Programs of the United States Treasury Department, 20 Colum. J. Transnat’l L. 485 (1981).

Objections to Adjudication in Contentious Cases before the International Court of Justice, 5 Brooklyn J. Int’l L. 262 (1979).

Notes on the Identity of Milverton's Murderer, 27 Baker St. J. 198 (1977).

Tobacco Amblyopia and Holmes, 26 Baker St.  J. 94 (1976).

Professional Activities

U.S. Representative, Real Estate Market Advisory Group, UN Economic Commission for Europe, Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management (formerly Committee on Housing and Land Management) (2015-)

Member, Steering Committee, International Contracts Conference (2018-)

  • Principal Organizer and Host of the Fifteenth Annual International Conference on Contracts (McGeorge Campus, February 2020).

Member, Athens Institute for Education and Research (“ATINER”), Athens, Greece (2006-present)

  • Executive Member, ATINER (2012-present)
  • Director, Business and Law Research Division, ATINER (2013-present)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Athens Journal of Business & Economics (appointed 2014)
  • Co-Editor, Athens Journal of Law (appointed 2014).

Member, Association of American Law Schools Section on Business Associations Executive Committee (2021- )

Member, Association of American Law Schools Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Executive Committee (2017-)

Member, Association of American Law Schools Section on Socio-Economics Executive Committee (2017-)