Felix B. Chang

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Felix B. Chang

Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Corporate Law Center , College of Law

405 College of Law Building


Areas of Interest: Antitrust, Comparative Law, Financial Institutions, Trusts and Estates


Professor Chang’s scholarship focuses on financial reform, particularly the intersections of financial regulation and antitrust. In this area, he has written on bank tying activities, derivatives clearinghouses, and the balance between antitrust and regulation.

Professor Chang also works in comparative law and trusts and estates. Here he has written on the parallels between Roma inclusion and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, as well as the redistributive potential of legal rules in trusts and estates.

At the College of Law, Professor Chang serves as Associate Dean of Faculty, Co-Director of the Corporate Law Center, and Director of the Corporate Law Concentration. Previously, he directed the Institute for the Global Practice of Law, which designed training programs for attorneys from around the world.

Professor Chang has received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the University Award for Faculty Excellence. He teaches business-related courses (agency & partnership, antitrust, corporations, and securities regulation), as well as trusts and estates.


BA, Yale University

JD, University of Michigan Law School

Courses Taught

  • Agency, Partnerships & Unincorporated Associations
  • Antitrust; Business Associations
  • Corporations
  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
  • Securities Regulation
  • Torts 
  • Wills, Trusts, Estates & Future Interests


Books and Book Chapters

Roma Rights and Civil Rights: A Transatlantic Comparison (with S. Rucker-Chang) (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (with S. Rucker-Chang) (Routledge, 2011)

Occupational and Business Regulation in the United States, in Requirements for Starting a Business or Trade in Selected States (Stefan Storr, ed.) (Verlag Österreich, forthcoming 2021)

Articles and Essays

Conditionality and Constitutional Change, 105 Cornell L. Rev. Online 1 (2020)

Asymmetries in the Generation and Transmission of Wealth, 79 Ohio St. L.J. 73 (2018)

  • Reviewed by Kent Schenkel in JOTWELL and Reid Weisbord in Furthermore

Roma Integration “All the Way Down”: Lessons from Federalism and Civil Rights, 1 Crit. Romani Stud. 62 (2018) (invited and blind peer reviewed)

Second-Generation Monopolization: Parallel Exclusion in Derivatives Markets, 2016 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 657

  • Selected for the 2016 Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars Conference at NYU

Financial Market Bottlenecks and the “Openness” Mandate, 23 Geo. Mason. L. Rev. 69 (2015)

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

  • Selected for the 2014 Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop at George Washington Law School’s Center for Law, Economics, and Finance (blind peer review)

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

Shorter Writings and General Interest

Foreword: Thirtieth Annual Corporate Law Symposium: The Business Uses of Trusts, 88 U. Cin. L. Rev. 653 (2020)

Foreword: Twenty-Ninth Annual Corporate Law Symposium: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Modern Enterprise, 85 U. Cin. L. Rev. 347 (2017)

Foreword: Twenty-Eighth Annual Corporate Law Symposium: Rethinking Compliance, 84 U. Cin. L. Rev. 371 (2016)

Can Chinese Migrants Bolster the Struggling Economies of Europe?, 2 Europeana 470 (2012) (invited submissio

  • Translated into Chinese as Zhongguo Yimin Neng Fou Zhenxing Ouzhou de bu Jingqi Jingji Ti?

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 & L. 219 (2006)

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