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Lauren Yu-Hsin Lin

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Lauren Yu-Hsin Lin is an expert in corporate law and governance. Her research and teaching focus on business law, including corporate governance, corporate finance, capital markets, and securities regulation. She employs empirical methods to dissect and understand the effect of different governance rules and regulatory measures on corporations. She is interested in various topics in corporate governance, such as shareholder activism, securities class action, board independence, dual-class share structure, and governance issues in state-owned enterprises. Her recent projects examine the role of the state in corporate governance, focusing on the effect of formalizing the role of corporate party committees in Chinese companies as well as the implementation of a social credit system on corporations in China. Her research on Chinese corporations has generated policy impacts leading to rule changes and has been cited by the Delaware Court of Chancery, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). She also leads several research grants and consultation projects supported by the government and stock exchanges. Her works have appeared in several leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and she has also been interviewed as a corporate law expert by major media outlets, including The Economist and Bloomberg.

Professor Lin is an associate professor at City University of Hong Kong, School of Law. She is also the director of the LL.M. Programme and the associate director of the Center for Chinese and Comparative Law at City University of Hong Kong. She has held visiting positions at Harvard Law School, IDC Herzliya, and the Institutum Iurisprudentiae. Professor Lin holds a J.S.D. degree from Stanford Law School, where she served as the John M. Olin fellow in law and economics. Before joining academia, she was a commercial lawyer specializing in equity and debt financing.

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