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
The Wharton School
Legal Studies and Business Ethics
Sarah E. Light and Eric W. Orts (2017). Public and Private Procurement in Environmental Governance, In Policy Instruments in Environmental Law, edited by Ken Richards & Josephine van Zeben, Edward Elgar.
Eric W. Orts and N. Craig Smith (2017). The Moral Responsibility of Firms, Oxford University Press.
Eric W. Orts (2017). The Reformation of Global Environmental Governance: Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change, The Future of the Global Order Colloquium.
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.