Faculty Profiles

Allison Hoffman

Allison Hoffman

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

Professor Hoffman is Assistant Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law.  Her work focuses on health care law and policy.  She currently teaches Health Care Law and Policy, Torts, and a seminar on Health Insurance and Reform.  Hoffman is also a Faculty Associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Professor Hoffman received her A.B. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and her law degree from Yale Law School, where she was Submissions Editor for the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics.  She worked for a number of years in the health care industry.  Hoffman practiced health care law at Ropes & Gray, LLP, where she counseled academic medical centers, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and private equity firms on a wide range of health care regulatory matters.  She has also provided strategic advice to health care companies and to nonprofit organizations and foundations as a management 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.

Hoffman’s research explores the role of regulation and the welfare state in promoting health and well being.  Her current writing examines how health insurance regulation both reflects and shapes different conceptions of risk and responsibility, drawing on political science, sociology, psychology, and economics literature.

Hoffman’s most recent articles include: Health Care Spending and Financial Security after the Affordable Care Act, 92 North Carolina Law Review 101 (2014) (examining spending on health care after the ACA for someone with exchange coverage, an employer plan, and Medicare), An Optimist’s Take on the Decline of Small-Employer Health Insurance, 98 Iowa Law Review Bulletin 113 (2013) (describing why it would be beneficial for employees if small employers stop offering coverage), and Three Models of Health Insurance: The Conceptual Pluralism of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 159 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1873 (2011) (defining three dominant conceptions of health insurance that weave throughout popular and academic discourse and are reflected in the 2010 health reform law).