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Felix B.  Chang


Felix B. Chang

Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Institute for the Global Practice of Law


BA, Yale University
JD, University of Michigan Law School

Areas of Interest

  • Corporations
  • Financial Institutions
  • International Business Transactions

Professor Chang’s scholarship focuses on financial reform, particularly the intersections of financial and antitrust regulation. In this area, he has recently written on derivatives clearinghouses and the bank anti-tying provision. Professor Chang also has published on migration and entrepreneurship in transition economies. He is a co-editor and contributor to the book Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Routledge 2011), which examines Chinese migration into post-Communist Eurasia as a manifestation of China’s economic rise.

Professor Chang is director of the Institute for the Global Practice of Law (IGPL).  Established in 2010, IGPL designs innovative programming for legal practitioners around the world. To date, its programs have drawn participants from prominent law firms, corporations, and bar associations in Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Nigeria, and Spain.

Prior to joining the College of Law, Professor Chang was in-house counsel at a large bank, where his practice included securities, derivatives, insurance, and private equity. Immediately after law school, he conducted human rights research in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia on the legal status of immigrants and trafficking victims, through the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights.

The Systemic Risk Paradox: Banks and Clearinghouses under Regulation, 2014 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2014) (selected for the 2014 Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop at George Washington Law School’s Center for Law, Economics, and Finance)

Death to Credit as Leverage: Using the Bank Anti-Tying Provision to Curb Financial Risk, 9 NYU J. L. & Bus. 851 (2013)

Can Chinese Migrants Bolster the Struggling Economies of Europe?, Europeana, Vol. II (Nov. 2012) (invited submission)

Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Routledge, 2011) (co-editor and contributor)

    • Chapter Contributions:
      • Globalization without Gravitas: Chinese Migrants in Transition Economies
      • Myth and Migration: Zhejiangese Merchants in Serbia
      • The Chinese under Serbian Laws

Get Your Canned Goods, Umbrellas, and Knock-off Pumas Here!, Foreign Policy (Dec. 2009)

After Georgia v. Ashcroft: The Primacy of Proportionality in Voting Rights Jurisprudence, Note, 11 Mich. J. Race & Law 219 (2006)

The Economic Motivations of Xinjiang Wahhabism, The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Johs Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Feb. 2002)

  • Agency, Partnership, & Unincorporated Businesses
  • Corporations
  • International Business Transactions
  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
  • Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Future Interests