Areas of Expertise:
environmental law | China | comparative law | torts

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Alex Wang is a professor of law at UCLA School of Law and an expert on environmental governance, Chinese law and politics, and climate change in China.

His work focuses primarily on the social effects of law and the interaction between law and institutions in China and the United States, and he has conducted research on the institutional design of environmental law and policy, environmental bureaucracy, public interest litigation and environmental courts. 

Prior to 2011, Wang was a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing, an office he helped found in 2006. He also served as founding director of the NRDC’s China Environmental Law and Governance Project. During his tenure with the NRDC, Wang worked with China’s government agencies, legal community and environmental groups to improve environmental rule of law and strengthen the role of the public in environmental protection.

Wang is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the advisory board of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.–China Relations. He is a regular speaker on issues related to China and environmental protection.

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