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Dr. Nga Kit (Christy) Tang

SJD Program Graduate

 

Dr. Tang completed her Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree at the American University Washington College of Law. Her dissertation title was “China v. China: The Paradox in Regulating Food and Product Safety.”

She is passionate about the international movement of goods and people. Her research focuses on regulatory systems regarding administrative law, immigration law, international trade law, food and product safety law, financial regulations, and the rule of law development of legal frameworks, administrative settings, economic systems, political structures, and legal traditions.

Dr. Tang’s articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law and Washington International Law Journal. In May 2016, her paper entitled: The WTO’s Impact on China: A Battle of Administrative Review Settings between Internal and External Regulatory Frameworks was on the Social Science Research Network’s Top Ten download list for three topics: (1) WTO Law; (2) Politics of the WTO; and (3) Authoritarian/Controlled Economics. In 2007, her paper, Trade in Financial Services: Balancing International Trade Law and International Financial Regulations, received the Highest-Grade Designation in a seminar at the Washington College of Law.

Previously, Dr. Tang served as a Research Assistant for Professor Daniel Magraw of Johns Hopkins University SAIS and a Dean’s Fellow for Professor Padideh Ala’i. She has been a Contributor to the Women, Business and the Law Reports of the World Bank since 2014. She was also a Reviewer for the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law and an Invited Presenter for seminars on Comparative Law, Law and Social Sciences, and International Legal Studies Program at American University. Prior to legal study, she participated in international trade projects, working with vendors in China, Japan, Vietnam, and Saipan and enterprises in Australia, the EU, the Middle East, and the United States.

Growing up in Hong Kong, studying in the United States, and living in Canada, she learned across various jurisdictions, including Canada, China, Hong Kong, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Being a registered lawyer in Ontario, Canada and the State of New York, the United States, she is practicing Canadian and U.S. immigration law.

She is fluent in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). Her e-mail address is christynktang@gmail.com.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law.
LL.M., International Legal Studies Program, Specialization: International Business Law, American University Washington College of Law.
LL.M. with Distinction, City University of Hong Kong.
LL.B., University of London, United Kingdom.
M.B.A., University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
B.A., The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Areas of Specialization

Regulatory Systems
Chinese Law
Legal Traditions
Comparative Law
International Business Law
International Economic Law
International Environmental Law

Publications

Nga Kit ‘Christy’ Tang, Greater Uniformity and Centralization: The Regulatory Development of the Chinese Food and Product Safety under the WTO, WASH. INT’L L.J. (forthcoming Fall 2018), available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3205721.

Nga Kit ‘Christy’ Tang, The WTO’s Impact on China: A Battle of Administrative Review Settings between Internal and External Regulatory Frameworks, 10 VIENNA J. INT’L CONSTITUTIONAL L. 251 (2016), available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2760758 and https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/icl.2016.10.issue-3/icl-2016-0302/icl-2016-0302.xml.

Nga Kit Tang, China v. China: The Paradox in Regulating Food and Product Safety (May 9, 2014) (unpublished S.J.D. dissertation, American University Washington College of Law) (on file with Pence Law Library American University Washington College of Law), available at https://auislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/thesesdissertations%3A336.

Nga Kit ‘Christy’ Tang, Greater Uniformity and Centralization: The Regulatory Development of the Chinese Food and Product Safety under the WTO, WASH. INT’L L.J. 65 (2019), available at https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/wilj/vol28/iss1/4/.

Nga Kit ‘Christy’ Tang, The WTO’s Impact on China: A Battle of Administrative Review Settings between Internal and External Regulatory Frameworks, 10 VIENNA J. INT’L CONSTITUTIONAL L. 251 (2016), available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2760758 and https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/icl.2016.10.issue-3/icl-2016-0302/icl-2016-0302.xml.

Nga Kit Tang, China v. China: The Paradox in Regulating Food and Product Safety (May 9, 2014) (unpublished S.J.D. dissertation, American University Washington College of Law) (on file with Pence Law Library American University Washington College of Law), available athttps://auislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/thesesdissertations%3A336.

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