Marc Lampe

Marc Lampe
Phone: (619) 260-4887
Office: Olin Hall 116

Professor of Business Law and Social Responsibility

  • MBA, San Francsico State University, Management and Marketing (Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society)
  • JD, University of San Francisco School of Law (with Honors)
  • BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science (with Honors)

At USD, Marc Lampe, professor of business law and social responsibility, is responsible for a major catalog revision of the traditional business law course to a business practitioner oriented approach emphasizing prevention of legal problems and conflict resolution. He developed and currently co-directs the USD School of Business Community Assistance Programs (CAP) including the undergraduate and graduate internship programs and the Community Service Internship Awards. Hundreds of students have done community service projects as part of these classes. He has served on numerous committees and boards including extensive involvement in efforts to improve academic integrity. His work was instrumental in USD's adoption of the Honorable University concept. He has been a leading proponent of improving business ethics education. He has been a speaker, panelist or participant for many campus events and a volunteer for numerous community organizations. He currently serves on Boards of Directors of USD American Humanics and the Utility Consumer Action Network. He has presented papers and published articles on various ethical and legal topics pertaining to business and business education. His work has appeared in the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Legal Studies Education, the International Business Review and other publications. 

Areas of Expertise

business ethics, social responsibility, business law, alternative dispute resolution, business ethics/social responsibility education, business law education


  • University Professorship Award, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Custin, R., Demas, J., Lampe, M., Custin, C. (2013) Discipline Based Instruction In Business Law, Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 10, 22-37.
  • Lampe, M. (2012) Science, Human Nature and a New Paradigm for Ethics Education, Science and Engineering Ethics, 18(3), 543-549.
  • Lampe, M., Engleman-Lampe, C. (2012) Mindfulness-Based Business Ethics Education, Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 16(3), 99-111.
  • Rothman, M., Lampe, M. (2010) Business School Internships: Sources and Resources, Psychological Reports, 106(2), 548-554.
  • Lampe, M. Zealous Advocacy, Ethics and Future Business Practitioners: A Classroom Exercise, Journal of Business Law & Ethics Pedagogy (Academy of Legal Studies in Business).


San Diego Union-Tribune, Police Training Can Counter Implicit Bias, October 6, 2016

San Diego Union-Tribune, New Petroleum Tax a Key to Solving State's Fiscal Woes, 2010