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Marc Lampe

Professor, Social and Legal Research

At USD, Lampe 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 his students have done community service projects as part of 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. In 2003 he received a University Professorship award for outstanding career contributions to USD.


MBA San Francsico State University, Management and Marketing (Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society) J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law (with Honors) B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science (with Honors)

Teaching Interests

His current areas of interest include business law and ethics education, the application of science to ethics, alternative dispute resolution, experiential education, influences on public policymaking and social issues.