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Eric W. Orts

research interests: corporate governance, environmental management, environmental law and policy, securities regulation, theories of the firm, professional ethics


In terms of research productivity, the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department is consistently ranked by national publications as the top-rated legal studies and business ethics faculty in the United States. It rivals the business and commercial law faculties at many of the nation’s best law schools. The department's current research topics and activities include:

  • European Union law
  • Insider trading regulation
  • International trade regulation under the World Trade Organization
  • Legal regulation of negotiation processes
  • Corporate criminal law
  • Implications of social contract theory for business ethics
  • Diversity
  • E-Commerce