Alex Wang

Professor of Law

[China is] getting better educated about environmental issues and they realize that this is having impacts on their health [and] on their children’s health.

As an Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA, Alex Wang’s primary research and teaching interests are in environmental law, Chinese law, and comparative law. Prior to 2011, Wang was a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council based in Beijing and the founding director of NRDC’s China Environmental Law & Governance Project for nearly six years. 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. 

Wang was a Fulbright Fellow to China from 2004 to 2005. Wang holds a J.D. from NYU School of Law, and earned his B.S. in Biology with distinction from Duke University.  

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