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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 regulation and antitrust. In this area, he has written on derivatives clearinghouses and the bank anti-tying provision. His current work examines vertical integration in the derivatives markets.

Professor Chang also studies law and society in transition economies. He co-edited the book Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Routledge 2011). His current work in this area is titled Roma Inclusion and U.S. Civil Rights: A Legal and Cultural Comparison (under contract with Cambridge University Press). It compares Roma integration in Central and Southeast Europe with desegregation in the American South during Civil Rights.

Professor Chang founded and directs the Institute for the Global Practice of Law (IGPL), which designs innovative programming for legal practitioners around the world. To date, its programs have drawn participants from Armenia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, India, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, Uganda, and Ukraine.

Prior to joining the College of Law, Professor Chang was in-house counsel at a large bank. Immediately after law school, he conducted human rights research in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia on the legal status of immigrants and trafficking victims.

In 2014, Professor Chang received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Roma Inclusion and U.S. Civil Rights: A Legal and Cultural Comparison (co-author) (under contract with Cambridge University Press) (selected for 2015 conference “The Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements” at Duke Law School)

Financial Market Bottlenecks and the “Openness” Mandate, 23 Geo. Mason. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015) (selected for the 2014 American Society of Comparative Law Younger Comparativists Committee Workshop on Comparative Business and Financial Law)

The Systemic Risk Paradox: Banks and Clearinghouses under Regulation, 2014 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 747 (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 (Johns 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