Faculty Profiles

Allison Hoffman

Allison Hoffman

Professor of Law
A.B., Dartmouth College, 1998
J.D., Yale, 2004
UCLA Faculty Since 2010

Allison Hoffman is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and an expert in health care law and policy.  Professor Hoffman's work examines some of the most important legal and social issues of our time, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and retiree healthcare expenses, and long-term care.  She currently teaches Health Care Law and Policy, Torts, and a seminar on Health Insurance and Reform.  She is a Faculty Associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.  Professor Hoffman is visiting at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Fall 2015.

Professor Hoffman graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and from Yale Law School, where she was Submissions Editor for the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics.  Professor Hoffman has extensive experience working as a lawyer and business consultant in the health care industry.  She practiced law at Ropes & Gray, LLP, where she counseled clients on health care regulatory matters.  She has also provided strategic business advice to health care companies as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and The Bridgespan Group.  Immediately prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, she was a fellow at Harvard’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.

Professor Hoffman’s research explores the role of regulation and the welfare state in promoting health and well being.  Her writing examines how health insurance regulation both reflects and shapes different conceptions of risk and responsibility.  Her most recent work proposes a fundamental shift in how social policy addresses long-term care.

Professor Hoffman’s articles include: "Reimagining the Risk of Long-Term Care," 16 Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics (forthcoming 2016); "Health Care Spending and Financial Security after the Affordable Care Act," 92 North Carolina Law Review 101 (2014); "An Optimist’s Take on the Decline of Small-Employer Health Insurance," 98 Iowa Law Review Bulletin 113 (2013); and "Three Models of Health Insurance: The Conceptual Pluralism of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," 159 University Pennsylvania Law Review 1873 (2011).  She is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of United States Healthcare Law (with I. Glenn Cohen and William M. Sage, forthcoming 2016).