Associate Professor of Law
Sarah Dadush
Newark Campus
442
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
973-353-3042

Professor Dadush served as legal counsel for the International Fund for Agricultural Development, a specialized agency of the United Nations, was a Fellow at NYU School of Law’s Institute for International Law and Justice, and specialized in international investment arbitration and global banking transactions at Allen & Overy L.L.P. She teaches Contracts, Global Business Regulation, and International Development Law and Finance.

  • Biography
  • Publications
  • Expertise
Biography

Professor Dadush’s research explores public and private law mechanisms for regulating the social and environmental performance of transnational corporations. 

Before joining the Rutgers faculty, Professor Dadush served as Legal Counsel and Partnership Officer for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Rome. Prior to that, she was a Fellow at NYU’s Institute for International Law and Justice, where she administered the Institute’s research program on Financing for Development. She also worked as an Associate Attorney at the global law firm, Allen & Overy L.L.P., specializing in international investment arbitration and cross-border banking transactions.

She received her J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law in 2004.

Publications

ARTICLES

Sarah Dadush, The Law of Identity Harm, 96 WASH. U. L. REV. __ (2019) (operationalizes identity harm in tort, contract, and consumer protection law).

Sarah Dadush, Identity Harm, 89 U. COLO. L. REV. 863 (2018) (introduces "identity harm" as the anguish experienced by consumers who learn that they have been deceived about the virtuous--e.g., eco, fair-trade, conflict-free, Kosher, Made in the USA--attributes of a purchase).

Sarah Dadush, Why You Should Be Unsettled by the Biggest Automotive Settlement in History, 89 U. COLO. L. REV. F. 1 (2018) (discusses the limited precedential value of the Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement for consumers concerned about social-environmental sustainability).

Sarah Dadush, The Internal Challenges of Associational Governance, 111 AJIL UNBOUND 125 (2017) (explains how the internal dynamics of industry associations restrict their governance powers).

Sarah Dadush, Regulating Social Finance: Can Social Stock Exchanges Meet the Challenge?, 37 U. PA. J. INT’L L. 139 (2015) (evaluates the regulatory potential of social stock exchanges for governing social finance and impact investing).

Rutsel S.J. Martha & Sarah Dadush, Going Against the Grain: When Private Rules Shouldn’t Apply to Public Institutions, 9 INT’L ORG. L. REV. 87 (2012) (peer-reviewed) (critiques the adoption of the IFRS standards developed to harmonize businesses’ financial reporting practices by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, an international governmental organization).

Sarah Dadush, Profiting in (Red): The Need for Enhanced Transparency in Cause-Related Marketing, N.Y.U. J. INT’L L. & POL. 1269 (2010) (reviews the contractual structure underlying the Product RED campaign and recommends upgrading charities’ law to better regulate cause-related marketing). 

Kevin E. Davis & Sarah Dadush, The Privatization of Development Assistance: An Overview, 42 N.Y.U. J. INT’L L. & POL. 1079 (2010) (highlights the legal challenges involved with market-based international development initiatives).

BOOK CHAPTERS

Sarah Dadush, A New Blueprint for Regulating Social Enterprises, Cambridge Handbook of Social Enterprise Law, (Benjamin Means & Joseph Yockey eds., Cambridge University Press, 2018) (introduces the concept of "blueprinting" as the private, market-based analog to legal transplants).

Sarah Dadush, Impact Investment Indicators: A Critical Assessment, in Governance by Indicators: Global Power Through Quantification and Rankings (Kevin Davis, Angelina Fisher, Benedict Kingsbury & Sally Engle Merry eds., Oxford University Press, 2012) (discusses the potential and limitations of two new tools for measuring social impact, IRIS and GIIRS).

BLOG ENTRIES AND REVIEWS

The Value of Identity, Marco Jimenez (reviewing Identity Harm) (August 1, 2018)
https://lex.jotwell.com/the-value-of-identity/  

Regulating Social Finance: Can Social Stock Exchanges Meet the Challenge?, Sarah Dadush, Columbia Blue Sky Blog (April 8, 2015) http://clsbluesky.law.columbia.edu/2015/04/08/regulating-social-finance-can-social-stock-exchanges-meet-the-challenge/

Cui Bono? The murky finances of Project (RED), William Easterly and Laura Freschi (December 8, 2009) (reviewing Profiting in RED) at http://aidwatchers.com/2009/12/cui-bono-the-murky-finances-of-project-red™/

Sarah Dadush addresses RED’s Response to Her Paper, Sarah Dadush (December 9, 2009) http://aidwatchers.com/2009/12/sarah-dadush-addresses-red’s-response-to-her-paper/ 

 

Expertise
  • Consumer Law
  • Contracts
  • Human Rights
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Law (Public)