Assistant Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law
Alex Wang is an Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. His primary research and teaching interests are in environmental law, Chinese law, comparative law, and torts. He has been a visiting assistant professor at UC Berkeley School of Law.
Wang was previously a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) based in Beijing and the founding director of NRDC’s China Environmental Law & Governance Project. In this capacity, he 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. He helped to establish NRDC’s Beijing office in 2006. He was a Fulbright Fellow to China from 2004-05. Prior to that, Mr. Wang was an attorney at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City, where he worked on mergers & acquisitions, securities matters, and pro bono Endangered Species Act litigation.
Wang holds a J.D. from NYU School of Law, and earned his B.S. in Biology with distinction from Duke University. He is on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE), a leading Chinese environmental organization. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, where he was a fellow from 2008-10, and the Advisory Board to the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. He is a regular speaker on issues related to China and environmental protection.