Dr. Nga Kit (Christy) Tang

SJD Program Graduate


Dr. Tang successfully completed her SJD Degree at American University Washington College of Law in December of 2013. Her dissertation was titled, "China v. China: The Paradox in Regulating Food and Product Safety." Dr. Tang’s research focuses on regulatory systems. Her research areas include food and product safety law, trade law, financial regulations, environmental law, as well as their interaction with administrative law, economic systems, political structures, and legal traditions that affect the implementation of law at the international and national levels.

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 (SSRN)’s Top Ten download list for three topics: (1) WTO Law; (2) Politics of the WTO; and (3) Authoritarian/Controlled Economics.

Currently, Dr. Tang is a research assistant for Professor Daniel B. Magraw, a contributor for the Women, Business and the Law Reports of the World Bank, and a reviewer for Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law. Previously, she served as a Dean’s Fellow for Professor Padideh Ala’i and conducted presentations for seminars regarding Comparative Law, Law and Social Science, as well as International Legal Studies.

In addition to legal research, Dr. Tang works in the field of international trade. She works on projects involving international business transactions between state-owned and private enterprises of vendors located in China, Taiwan, Japan, Saipan, Vietnam, Indonesia, as well as buying corporations located in Australia , the European Union, and the United States.

Dr. Tang speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. She is a registered attorney in the State of New York.

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

Regulatory Systems
Food and Product Safety Law
International Business Law
International Environmental Law
Legal Traditions

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