Eric W. Orts
Professor Orts teaches in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department and the Management Department at the Wharton School. He is trained as a lawyer with a J.D. from the University of Michigan and a J.S.D. from Columbia University. His research focuses on business-relevant issues beyond the law, including professional ethics, environmental sustainability, and interdisciplinary theories of the business firm as an institution.
JSD, Columbia University, 1994; JD, University of Michigan, 1988; MA, New School for Social Research, 1985; BA, Oberlin College, 1982.
Guardsmark Professor, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership
Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department
Eric W. Orts (2016). Theorizing the Firm: Organizational Ontology in the Supreme Court, DePaul Law Review, 65 (2).
Sarah E. Light and Eric W. Orts (2015). Parallels in Public and Private Environmental Governance, Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law, 5, 1.
Eric W. Orts and Amy Sepinwall (2015). Privacy and Organizational Persons, University of Minnesota Law Review, 99 (6).
Eric W. Orts (2013). Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm, Oxford University Press.
Eric W. Orts (2011). Climate Contracts, Virginia Environmental Law Journal, 29, 197-236.