Dr. Nga Kit (Christy) Tang
SJD Program Graduate
Dr. Tang completed her S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) degree at American University Washington College of Law. Her dissertation title was “China v. China: The Paradox in Regulating Food and Product Safety.”
Her research focuses on regulatory systems. Interest areas include the law of World Trade Organization (WTO), food and drug law, financial regulations, administrative law, international business law, international economic law, and international environmental law.
Her studies cross disciplines and regions regarding legal frameworks, administrative settings, economic systems, political structures, and legal traditions that affect governance, the implementation of law, and the rule of law development at the national and international levels.
Dr. Tang’s articles have appeared in or are awaiting publication by peer-reviewed journals including the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law and Washington International Law Journal.
In May 2016, Dr. Tang’s 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 (SSRN)’s Top Ten download list for three topics: (1) WTO Law; (2) Politics of the WTO; and (3) Authoritarian/Controlled Economics. In 2007, another paper of hers, entitled, 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 was also a Contributor for the Women, Business and the Law Reports (2014, 2016 & 2018) of the World Bank, a Reviewer for the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, and an Invited Presenter for seminars of Comparative Law, Law and Social Sciences, and International Legal Studies Program at American University.
In addition, Dr. Tang works in the field of international business. She has led numerous merchandising projects involving enterprises and vendors in Asia (including China and Japan), as well as corporations in Australia, the EU, and the U.S.
Dr. Tang is a registered attorney in the State of New York. She grew up in Hong Kong, has lived in Washington D.C. and is currently in Toronto, Canada. She is fluent in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Degrees & Universities
S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2013.
LL.M., International Legal Studies Program (ILSP), Specialization: International Business Law, American University Washington College of Law, 2007.
LL.M. with Distinction, City University of Hong Kong, 2008.
LL.B., University of London, United Kingdom, 2005.
M.B.A., University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 1998.
B.A., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991.
Areas of Specialization
International Business Law
International Economic Law
International Environmental Law
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.