Sarah E. Light

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics

3730 Walnut Street

Suite 600

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365

United States

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

Regulating Business Innovation as Policy Disruption: From the Model T to Airbnb

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol.70:5:nnn, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-24, UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-18
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 14 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2017
Eric Biber, Sarah E. Light, J. B. Ruhl and James E. Salzman
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department, Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
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Business Innovation; Disruptive Innovation; Policy Disruption

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The Role of the Federal Government in Regulating the Sharing Economy

in: Cambridge Handbook on the Law of the Sharing Economy (Nestor Davidson, Michèle Finck, and John Infranca, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press) (2018, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Oct 2017
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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sharing economy, platform economy, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, federalism, anti-discrimination, consumer protection

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The Law of the Corporation As Environmental Law

71 Stanford Law Review 137 (2019)
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 22 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2019
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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environmental law, climate change, corporate law, bankruptcy law, securities regulation, antitrust law

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Greenwashing & the First Amendment

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming 2022
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 05 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2023
Amanda Shanor and Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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First Amendment, Climate Change, Environmental Law & Policy, Constitutional Law & Theory, Marketing, Advertising, Commercial & Securities Disclosures, Commercial Speech

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Private Environmental Governance (Encyclopedia Chapter)

Environmental Decision Making, Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, Lee Paddock, Robert L. Glicksman, and Nicholas S. Bryner eds., Edward Elgar, 2016
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2017
Sarah E. Light and Michael P. Vandenbergh
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Private governance, private regulation, private politics, instrument choice, environmental law

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The New Insider Trading: Environmental Markets within the Firm

Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2015
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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environmental law, private environmental governance, carbon tax, cap-and-trade, market instruments, Microsoft carbon fee, British Petroleum emissions trading

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Precautionary Federalism and the Sharing Economy

66 Emory Law Journal 333 (2017)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 11 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2017
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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federalism, sharing economy, Uber, Lyft, precautionary principle, environmental law

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Parallels in Public and Private Environmental Governance

5 Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law 1 (2015)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 30 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2016
Sarah E. Light and Eric W. Orts
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department and University of Pennsylvania - Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department
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environmental law, private environmental governance, instrument choice, climate change

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Banks and Climate Governance

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 121, pp. 1895-1955 (2021)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 Oct 2021
Sarah E. Light and Christina Parajon Skinner
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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climate change, private environmental governance, private climate governance

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Public and Private Procurement in Environmental Governance

Public and Private Procurement in Environmental Governance, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (Edward Elgar), volume on POLICY INSTRUMENTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (Ken Richards & Josephine Van Zeben, eds.), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Mar 2017
Sarah E. Light and Eric W. Orts
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department and University of Pennsylvania - Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department
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supply chain management, procurement, environmentally preferable purchasing, green procurement, private environmental governance

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The Military-Environmental Complex

55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014)
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 29 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 23 May 2014
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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environmental law, climate change, renewable energy, military, Department of Defense, military-industrial complex

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Valuing National Security: Climate Change, the Military, and Society

61 UCLA Law Review 1772 (2014)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2014
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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military, national security, climate change, renewable energy, military-environmental complex

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Insuring Nature

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 69, pp. 323-376 (2019)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Nov 2019
Carolyn Kousky and Sarah E. Light
Environmental Defense Fund and University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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ecosystem services, insurance, climate change, environmental governance, private environmental governance

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NEPA’s Footprint: Information Disclosure as a Quasi-Carbon Tax on Agencies

87 Tul. L. Rev., 511 (2013), Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 289
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 10 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2017
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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Climate change, carbon tax, emissions, greenhouse gases, carbon footprint, social cost of carbon, NEPA, agencies, informational regulation, environmental law, regulation

15.

Wrongful Benefit & Arctic Drilling

50 U.C. Davis Law Review 1845 (2017)
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 08 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2017
Nicolas Cornell and Sarah E. Light
University of Michigan Law School and University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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wrongful benefit, Arctic Drilling, climate change, fossil fuels, slayer rule, tainted goods, conflict diamonds, Arctic Council, keep it in the ground, business ethics

16.

Regulatory Horcruxes

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 67, p. 1647 (2018)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 23 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2019
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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horcrux, administrative law, deregulation, regulatory exit, shared regulatory space, new governance, collaborative governance

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Advisory Nonpreemption

95 Washington University Law Review 325 (2017)
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 27 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2017
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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federalism, autonomous vehicles, HAV, AV, automated vehicle technology, vehicle safety, robots, preemption, advisory nonpreemption, AV, highly autonomous vehicles

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Anti-Woke Capitalism, the First Amendment, and the Decline of Libertarianism

118 Northwestern University Law Review 347 (2023)
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 20 Dec 2023
Amanda Shanor and Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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First Amendment, constitutional law, free speech, climate change, ESG, ESG investing, social movements & law, polarization, conservative legal movement, anti-woke laws, public accomodations law, anti-discrimination law, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights

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The Human Rights Injunction: Equitable Remedies Under the Alien Tort Claims Act

Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 9, p. 653, 1999, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 328
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2013
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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human rights, alien tort statute, injunction, public law, international law, comity

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National Parks, Incorporated

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 169, No. 1, p. 33, 2020
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 15 Jan 2021
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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public lands, environmental law, corporate social responsibilty, cause-related marketing, halo effect

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Rejecting the Logic of Confinement: Care Relationships and the Mentally Disabled Under Tort Law

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 109, No. 381, 1999, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 327
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2013
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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torts, disability, mental, confinement, least restrictive environment, duty of care

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Foreword: Regulating Toxic Chemicals Through Precautionary Federalism

Penn Undergraduate Law Journal, 2016, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 16 Oct 2016
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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precautionary principle, precautionary federalism, toxic chemicals, TSCA

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The Military-Environmental Complex and the Courts

Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Aug 2017
Sarah E. Light
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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Military-Environmental Complex, Environmental Law, Climate Change, National Security, Judicial Review, Green Procurement