Faculty Profiles

Mark Grady

Mark F. Grady

Distinguished Professor of Law
A.B. UCLA, 1970
J.D. UCLA School of Law, 1973
UCLA Faculty Since 1992


Torts: Cases and Questions (with Ward Farnsworth). 3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer (2019).
Cases and Materials on Torts (with Ward Farnsworth). 3rd ed. Aspen Publishers (2009). Supplement: 1996. With Teacher’s Manual.
The Law and Economics of Cybersecurity (edited by Mark F. Grady and Francesco Parisi). Cambridge University Press (2005).

Articles and Chapters

Justice Luck in Negligence Law, 37 REVUS (2019). Full Text
The Positive Economic Theory of Tort Law, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance (Oxford Univ. Press, 2019).
Causation and Foreseeability, in Research Handbook on the Economic Analysis of Torts (edited by Jennifer H. Arlen, Edgar Elgar Publishing, 2013). Full Text
Unavoidable Accident, 5(1) Review of Law & Economics Article 9 (2009). Full Text
Harold Demsetz, in Pioneers of Law and Economics (edited by Lloyd Cohen & Josh Wright, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009).
The Paradox of the Negligence Rule, in Internationalization of the Law and its Economic Analysis (edited by Thomas Eger et al., Gabler Edition Wissenschaft, 2008).
Chimpanzee Autarky (lead author with Sarah F. Brosan, other co-authors Susan P. Lambeth, Steven J. Schapiro, and Michael J. Beran), PLoS ONE (2008). Full Text
The Free Radicals of Tort, 11 Supreme Court Economic Review 189-218 (2004). Full Text
Proximate Cause Decoded, 50 UCLA Law Review 293-335 (2002). Abstract
The State and the Networked Economy, 25 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 25 (2001).
Two Visionary Deans of George Mason Law School, 33 University of Toledo Law Review 59-65 (2001).
The Nature of Constitutions (with M. T. McGuire), 1 Journal of Bioeconomics 227 (1999). Full Text
Efficient Negligence, 87 Georgetown Law Journal 397-419 (1998).
BMW v. Gore: Mitigating the Punitive Economics of Punitive Damages (with Paul H. Rubin and John E. Calfee), 5 Supreme Court Economic Review 179 (1997). Full Text
A Theory of the Origin of Natural Law (with M. T. McGuire), 8 Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues 87-129 (1997).
Accident Law Seeks to Limit Insurance Effects, 1 Michigan Law & Policy Review 11 (1996).
Legal Evolution and Precedent, 3 Annual Review of Law & Ethics 147 (1995).
Politicization of Commodities: The Case of Cadaveric Organs, 20 Journal of Corporation Law 51-68 (1995).
Positive Theories and Grown-Order Conceptions of the Law, 23 Southwestern University Law Review 461-67 (1994).
A Positive Economic Theory of the Right of Publicity, 1 UCLA Entertainment Law Review 97 (1994). Reprinted in Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook 159 (edited by J. Viera, R. Thorne & S. Breimer, Clark Boardman Callaghan, 1994).
Modern Accident Law Does Not Fit Corrective Justice Theory, 7 Annual Review of Law & Ethics 2 (1994).
Res Ipsa Loquitur and Compliance Error, 142 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 887-947 (1994). Reprinted in Perspectives on Tort Law 238 (edited by Robert L. Rabin, Little Brown, 1995).
Better Medicine Causes More Lawsuits, and New Administrative Courts Will Not Solve the Problem, 86 Northwestern University Law Review 1068 (1992). Reviewing Medical Malpractice on Trial, by Paul C. Weiler.
Toward a Positive Economic Theory of Antitrust, 30 Economic Inquiry 225 (April, 1992).
Patent Law and Rent Dissipation (with Jay Alexander), 78 Virginia Law Review 305-50 (1992).
Multiple Tortfeasors and the Economy of Prevention, 19 Journal of Legal Studies 653-78 (1990).
A Positive Theory of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine (with Ronald J. Allen and Daniel Polsby), 19 Journal of Legal Studies 359 (1990).
Punitive Damages and Subjective States of Mind A Positive Economic Theory, 40 Alabama Law Review 1197-1225 (1989).
Untaken Precautions, 18 Journal of Legal Studies 139-56 (1989).
Tort Reform: An Economic Approach, 2 Journal of Forensic Economics 1 (1988).
Why Are People Negligent?: Technology, Nondurable Precautions, and the Medical Malpractice Explosion, 82 Northwestern University Law Review 293-334 (1988).
Discontinuities and Information Burdens, 56 George Washington Law Review 658 (1988). Reviewing The Economic Structure of Tort Law, by William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner.
Common Law Control of Strategic Behavior: Railroad Sparks and the Farmer, 17 Journal of Legal Studies 15-42 (1988).
Proximate Cause and the Law of Negligence, 69 Iowa Law Review 363-449 (1984).
A New Positive Economic Theory of Negligence, 92 Yale Law Journal 799 (1983).
Regulating Information Advertising Overview, in The Federal Trade Commission Since 1970: Economic Analysis and Bureaucratic Behavior (edited by K. W. Clarkson & T. J. Muris, Cambridge University Press, 1981).


Commentary on Entry Restrictions and Practice Restrictions, in Occupational Licensure and Regulation 155-57 (edited by S. Rottenberg, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Reseach, 1980).
Regulating Funerals, 2 Regulation 11-12 (Sept./Oct. 1978).
FTC Policy Planning Protocol for Deceptive and Unsubstantiated Advertising Claims, (1975). Reprinted in Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection: Cases and Comments 547-550 (edited by Oppenheim et al., 4th ed., West Publishing, 1983).