2015 Institute Faculty

Short bios posted here in December.  Click individual faculty names for more information.

Douglas Arner

Shyamkrishna Balganesh

Erika Buell

Samuel Buell

Guo Li

Paul Haagen (B.A., Haverford College; B.A., M.A., Oxford University; Ph.D., Princeton University; J.D., Yale University).  Mr. Haagen is Professor of Law, Associate Dean for International Initiatives, and Director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy at Duke Law School. He is also Faculty Co-Director of the Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law. He has taught and lectured at universities in Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, principally on matters related to contract, arbitration and sports law.  He is a member of the American Law Institute. He has represented collegiate, amateur and professional athletes, appeared as an expert witness in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, written and lectured on sports law and acted as a consultant to individuals, companies, teams and leagues on matters related to the regulation of Olympic, collegiate and professional sports.

Shen Wei  (LL.B., LL.M., East China University of Political Science and Law; LL.M., University of Michigan; LL.M., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science).  Mr. Shen is the KoGuan Chair Professor of Law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Law School.  Prior to his arrival at KoGuan Law School, he practiced in major U.S. and U.K. law firms in Sydney, Shanghai, Chicago, and Hong Kong, primarily assisting multinational clients in their China-related transactions such as foreign direct investment, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and commercial arbitration.  Mr. Shen teaches international investment law, company law, international economic law and contract law.  His current research interests include international investment law, corporate governance, financial regulation, and international commercial arbitration.  Mr. Shen has contributed to 23 books (21 in English and and two in Chinese) and authored (or co-authored) over 100 articles in English and Chinese law journals.  He is the author of three books:  Rethinking the New York Convention - A Law and Economics Approach (Cambridge: Intersentia 2013), The Anatomy of China's Banking Sector and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer 2014), and Corporate Law in China: Structure, Governance and Regulation (Sweet & Maxwell 2015).  Since 2011, he has been included in Marquis Who's Who.

Sun Haochen

Wang Zhiqiang

Simon Young

Zhang Taisu

"My experience at the Asia-America Institute was definitely one of the most inspiring I have ever had. The institute is a wonderful convergence of cultures, just as Hong Kong itself is a mix of Eastern and Western cultures. Excellent law students and lawyers from all over the world debate and discuss topics both inside and outside of class. It is crucial for jurists to not only make logical arguments, but also to learn and understand the logic in other opinions from different perspectives. This one-month institute is surely the best and most time-efficient way of acquiring this ability. And, of course, you will develop life-long friendships with these intelligent and lovely people."

—Li Jingzhi, participant from China