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Kai-Ping Chang


Research Interests

  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • M&A
  • Law and Economics
  • Empirical Legal Studies

Kai-Ping Chang

Kai-Ping Chang joined the Penn Carey Law S.J.D. program in 2022. Prior to being an S.J.D. candidate, he earned his LL.M. from University of Virginia School of Law, where he received the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship Award. Kai-Ping is originally from Taiwan; he holds an LL.B. and an LL.M. from National Taipei University. He was awarded several academic prizes and scholarships in Taiwan. Kai-Ping’s work experience includes a lectureship at the Taiwan Securities Association and a research assistantship at Academia Sinica, the most prestigious academic institution in Taiwan. He serves the summer clerkship at the Delaware Chancery Court with Vice Chancellor Laster in 2023. He is also appointed as the Secretary of Asian Law & Economics Association in 2024. His research at Penn mainly focuses on shareholder voting agreements. Professor Jill Fisch serves as his chief supervisor.

Representative Publications

Tʜᴏᴍᴀs Mɪʟᴇs, Yᴜɴ-Cʜɪᴇɴ Cʜᴀɴɢ, Jɪɴ-Hᴜᴀ Cʜᴇɴɢ (Editors) Cʜɪɴɢ-Fᴀɴɢ Hsᴜ, Kᴀɪ-Pɪɴɢ Cʜᴀɴɢ (Associate Editors), Tʜᴇ Eᴍᴘɪʀɪᴄᴀʟ Lᴇɢᴀʟ Sᴛᴜᴅɪᴇs Rᴇᴀᴅᴇʀ II: Iɴᴛᴇʀɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ Pᴇʀsᴘᴇᴄᴛɪᴠᴇs, Beijing, China: The Law Press, forthcoming 2023

Kai-Ping Chang, Governance Without Law: Theoretical and Empirical Studies on Shareholders Voting Agreement, paper presented at 2021 Academia Sinica Empirical Legal Studies Workshop, Taipei, 28 July 2021

Kai-Ping Chang, The Second-Best Justice: A Defense for Shareholder Primacy Theory (in Mandarin), paper presented at 2nd Musée Young Scholar Workshop, Taipei, 18 December 2020

Kai-Ping Chang and Ming-Hsi Chu, Involuntary Non-Voting Stock due to War: Reflections and Solutions to Remaining Corporate Governance Issues for the Chinese Civil War, paper presented at 2nd Academia Sinica Young Scholar Workshop, Taipei, 29 August 2018; available at SSRN:

Master thesis: Voting Agreement through the Lens of an Economic Analysis of Law: Lessons Learned from the American Legal System (in Mandarin), National Taipei University, 2018


Awards & Fellowships

  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Virginia School of Law (2021)
  • Scholarship for Conducting Research on Transnational Legal Studies, Lee and Li Foundation (2017)
  • Lee and Li Foundation Scholarship, Lee and Li Foundation (2015)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, National Taipei University (2013)