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Sarah E. Light

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics

Research Interests: environmental law and policy, environmental dispute resolution, legislation and statutory interpretation, administrative law, the regulatory state, private environmental governance

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Education

JD, Yale Law School, 2000; M. Phil, Politics, Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), 1997; A.B., Social Studies, Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University, 1995. 

Academic Positions Held

The Wharton School, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, 2013-present.

Previous appointments: Columbia University, Lecturer, Earth Institute; Brooklyn Law School, Visiting Assistant Professor; Fordham Law School, Adjunct Associate Professor.

Other Positions

Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division, 2001-2011. 

Chief, Environmental Protection Unit, United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division, 2007-2011.

Law Clerk, Honorable John M. Walker, Jr., Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2000-2001.  

Pro Bono

Pro Bono Mediator, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pro Bono Mediator, New York Peace Institute.