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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 recently written on derivatives clearinghouses and the bank anti-tying provision. Professor Chang also studies law and society 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 helped found and directs 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 Armenia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Nigeria, Spain, Taiwan, and Ukraine as participants.

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.

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 Financial Comparative Business and Financial Law)

The Systemic Risk Paradox: Banks and Clearinghouses under Regulation, 2014 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 101 (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