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The Wharton School
Julian Aresty Professor

Education

PhD, Rutgers University; JD, Northeastern University School of Law; BA, The Johns Hopkins University

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards; Book Awards

David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Undergraduate Division, 1991, 1997 (first recipient nontenured faculty member, 1991; first recipient of award for nontenured and tenured faculty, 1997); Marc & Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award, 2002, 2012; Excellence in Teaching Award (19901993, 19962001; 20042006; 20082010; 20132015); Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001, 2002; MillerSherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award, 20002003

National WhiteCollar Crime Research Consortium: Outstanding Book Award, 2010

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1989present (named Julian Aresty Endowed Professor, 2007); Director, Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, 20002010 and 2013present; AnheuserBusch Term Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, 198995; Associate Director, Sellin Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law, 198990). School of Arts and Sciences: Chair, Department of Criminology, 20082009; Graduate Chair, Department of Criminology, 20092010;  Faculty Affiliate, Penn Program on Regulation, 2014 to present; Visiting appointment: New York University School of Law, 20045; Faculty, Joint Vienna Institute, Vienna, Austria, 2013.

Professional Leadership 2002present

Consultant, Private Sector Development and Competitiveness Project, World Bank, 20122014; Member, Academic Council, Hills Program Governance, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., 2002present; International Society of Social Defense and Humane Criminal Policy, Economic and Social Council, United Nations, 2004present; Member, Working Group on BusinessLed Collective Action Against Corruption, World Bank Institute, 20072013; Member, Working Group, PRME AntiCorruption Working Group, UN Global Compact, 2010present; Member, United Nations Global Compact Academic Advisory Team, 20062007; Advisory Board Member, Business Contributions to the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Development Programme, 20062007; Member, International Advisory Board, Program on Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Competitiveness, World Bank Institute, 20052008; Board Member, Center for Political Accountability (Washington, DC), 2009present; Faculty Advisory Committee, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, 2014 present; Senior Advisor, International Infrastructure Finance Fund, 2013present; Member, Expert Advisory Committee, World Economic Forum, AntiCorruption Collective Action Project in the Infrastructure and Urban Development Industries, 2014present.

Selected Publications

William S. Laufer, Compliance and Evidence: Some Optimism from a Perennial Pessimist, In K. Tiedemann, U. Sieber, H. Satzger, C. Burchard, & D. Brodowski (eds.), Die Verfassung moderner Strafrechtspflege: Erinnerung an Joachim Vogel (BadenBaden: Nomos, 2016) (2016)

William S. Laufer, Corporate Inauthenticity and the Finding of Fault, In F. Centronze & M. Mantovani (Eds.) La Responsabilita Penale Delgli Enti, (Milano: Il Mulino, 2016) (2016)

William S. Laufer, The Compliance Game, In SaadDiniz, D. Brodowski, & A. Luiza (eds.), Regulação do abuso no âmbito corporativo: o papel do direito penal na crise financeira (São Paulo: LiberArs, 2015) (2015)

William S. Laufer Criminology and Forensic Psychiatry, in Robert Sadoff (Ed.), FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY: HISTORY, CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS, FUTURE DIRECTIONS (Oxford).

William S. Laufer Modern Forms of corruption and Moral Stains, GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY.

William S. Laufer Where is the Moral Indignation over Corporate Crime? in D. Brodowski, M. Esponoza de los Monteros de la Para, K. Tiedmann, and J. Vogel (Eds.), REGULATING CORPORATE CRIMINAL LIABILITY (Springer).

William S. Laufer Corporate Criminal Law in the United States: The Emergence of a Progressive Account, CAHIERS DE DEFENSE SOCIAL (United Nations).

William S. Laufer, Danielle E. Warren, Joseph P. Gaspar (2014), Is Formal Ethics Training Merely Cosmetic? A Study of Ethics Training and Ethical Organizational Culture, Business Ethics Quarterly.

William S. Laufer, A L Glenn, A Raine (2013), Holding psychopaths morally and criminally culpable , Emotion Review.

William S. Laufer (2013), Who are the criminals: The politics of crime policy , Contemporary Sociology.

Past Courses

LGST101 LAW AND SOCIAL VALUES

This course presents law as an evolving social institution, with special emphasis on the legal regulation of business in the context of social values. It considers basic concepts of law and legal process, in the U.S. and other legal systems, and introduces the fundamentals of rigorous legal analysis. An indepth examination of contract law is included.

LGST210 CORP RESP AND ETHICS

This course explores business responsibility from rival theoretical and managerial perspectives. Its focus includes theories of ethics and their application to case studies in business. Topics include moral issues in advertising and sales; hiring and promotion; financial management; corporate pollution; product safety; and decisionmaking across borders and cultures.

LGST299 SEMINAR IN LAW & SOCIETY

A study of the nature, functions, and limits of law as an agency of societal policy. Each semester an area of substantive law is studied for the purpose of examining the relationship between legal norms developed and developing in the area and societal problems and needs.

LGST611 RESP IN GLOBAL MGMT

This course uses the global business context to introduce students to important legal, ethical and cultural challenges they will face as business leaders. Cases and materials will address how business leaders, constrained by law and motivated to act responsibly in a global context, should analyze relevant variables to make wise decisions. Topics will include an introduction to the basic theoretical frameworks used in the analysis of ethical issues, such as rightbased, consequentialistbased, and virtuebased reasoning, and conflicting interpretations of corporate responsibility. The course will include materials that introduce students to basic legal (common law vs. civil law) and normative (human rights) regimes at work in the global economy as well as sensitize them to the role of local cultural traditions in global business activity. ,Topics may also include such issues as comparative forms of corporate governance, bribery and corruption in global markets, human rights issues, diverse legal compliance systems, corporate responses to global poverty, global environmental responsibilities, and challenges arising when companies face conflicting ethical demands between home and local, host country mores. The pedagogy emphasizes globalized cases, exercises, and theoretical materials from the fields of legal studies, business ethics and social responsibility. ,Format: class participation, midterm and final exams. Materials: coursepack.

LGST921 FOUNDATIONS OF BUS LAW

This course will introduce students to basic jurisprudential discussions and debates that relate to understanding business in society. Topics will include a general overview of the nature of law and its relationship to ethics; theories of contract, torts, and property; criminal law as it applies to business situations; and theories of the business enterprise and its regulation. Selected topics will also be chosen in accordance with the interest of participants in the seminar.

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (1990)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (1991)

David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Undergraduate Division (1991) (first recipient nontenured faculty member)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (1992)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (1993)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (1996)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (1997)

David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Undergraduate Division (1997) (first recipient of award for nontenured and tenured faculty)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (1998)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (1999)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (2000)

MillerSherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award (2000)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (2001)

Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award (2001)

MillerSherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award (2002)

Marc & Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award (2002)

Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award (2002)

MillerSherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award (2003)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (2004)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (2005)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (2006)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (2008)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (2009)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (2010)

Marc & Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award (2012)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (2013)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (2014)

Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (2015)

National WhiteCollar Crime Research Consortium: Outstanding Book Award, 2010

Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014 National WhiteCollar Crime Research Consortium: Outstanding Book Award, 2010 Marc & Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award, 2002 Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001 MillerSherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award, 2000 Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Undergraduate Division, 1997 Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996 Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1992 Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Undergraduate Division, 1991 Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1990

Why ‘personhood’ is powerful A word that means both more and less than human, Boston Globe 11/20/2011 Rolling Stone: Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?, Rolling Stone 08/17/2011 Enough Is Enough WHITECOLLAR CRIMINALS: THEY LIE THEY CHEAT THEY STEAL AND THEY’VE BEEN GETTING AWAY WITH IT FOR TOO LONG, Fortune Magazine 03/18/2002 Cruise Officials to Report Accusations of Crimes at Sea, The New York Times 07/27/1999

Knowledge @ Wharton

Phishing, Bribery and Falsification: Combating the Complexities of Carbon Fraud, Knowledge @ Wharton 06/09/2010 Enron and Andersen: Bad Apples or Bad Barrel?, Knowledge @ Wharton 08/28/2002 Why So Few Securities Fraud Cases Are Criminally Prosecuted, Knowledge @ Wharton 08/30/2000

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