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LIN, Lauren Yu-Hsin
Professor LIN Lauren Yu-Hsin
J.S.D. (Stanford)
Position Tag
Associate Professor
Position (Other)
Associate Director, Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law (CCCL)

Contact Information

Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building – 6111
(852) 3442 7672

Research Interests

Research Interests
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Empirical Legal Sudies
  • Chinese Law

Professor Lauren Yu-Hsin Lin is a leading scholar in comparative corporate law and governance. She employs empirical methodologies to dissect and gain profound insights into the impact of various governance regulations and policy measures on corporations. Her scholarly achievements are featured in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Recognized as an expert in corporate law, Professor Lin's insights have been featured in interviews and referenced by top-tier media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Bloomberg. She is also a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

Her recent research endeavors have scrutinized the nuanced interplay between the state and business. This includes an in-depth examination of the formalization of corporate party committees in Chinese companies and the far-reaching implications of implementing a social credit system on corporations in China. Her work has spurred policy transformations and earned recognition from esteemed institutions, including the Delaware Court of Chancery, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC).

Professional Experiences

  • Research Member, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law (Fall 2022)
  • Associate Director, CityU Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law
  • Article Editor, Asia Pacific Law Review
  • Editor, Taiwan Financial and Economic Law Review 
  • Visiting Professor, Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya, Israel (Spring 2018)
  • Assistant Professor, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (20112014)
  • Visiting Scholar, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
  • John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, Stanford Law School (2006, 2007)


  • Outstanding Research Award for Junior Faculty 2019, CityU School of Law

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Book Chapters


  • The Election of Independent Directors and Corporate Governance (Angle Publishing, 2013) (with Len-Yu Liu, I-Ching Tu, and Christopher Chen Chao-Hung).

Selected Research Grants

  1. General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong Government, ‘Corporate Compliance and Big Data Governance: China’s Corporate Social Credit System’, HK$ 525,664, 1-Sep-2022 to 28-Feb-2025, Principal Investigator.
  2. Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG), City University of Hong Kong, ‘What's Driving Autonomous Vehicle Resistance? Trust, Technological Risk and Legal Challenges to Autonomous Vehicle Adoption.’ HK$300,000. Co-Principle Investigator
  3. General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong Government, ‘The Politics of Corporate Governance in Chinese Firms’, HK$720,415, 1-Sept-2019 to 31-Aug-2022, Principal Investigator.
  4. General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong Government, ‘Corporate Governance of Controlled Firms: An Empirical Study of Company Constitutions in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan’, HK$637,330, 1-Sept-2017 to 31-Aug-2020, Principal Investigator.
  5. Securities and Futures Investor Protection Center, Taiwan, ‘Proportionate Liability in U.S. Securities Class Action: Cases and Analysis’ 18-Jul-2013 to 31-Jan-2014, Principal Investigator.
  6. Taiwan Stock Exchange, ‘The Election of Independent Directors and Director Independence’ 16-Oct-2012 to 28-Feb-2013, Co-Principal Investigator.

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