Professor Andrew Lang joined the Edinburgh School of Law in 2017 as the Chair in International Law and Global Governance. Prior to that, he was Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an expert in Public International Law, with a specialty in International Economic Law and the Law of the World Trade Organization. He has a combined BA/LLB from the University of Sydney, where he was a double University Medallist, and his PhD is from the University of Cambridge. From 2004-6, Professor Lang was a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, before teaching at LSE from 2006 until 2017.
He is a co-founder, with Colin Picker, of the Society of International Economic Law. He sits on the Editorial Committee of the Modern Law Review, the Editorial Boards of the London Review of International Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, and the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, and has been a Book Review Editor for the International and Comparative Law Quarterly.
In 2012-13, he was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.
Professor Lang has taught on Harvard's Institute for Global Law and Policy, the University Melbourne LLM program, the World Trade Institute's Masters of International Law and Economics (MILE) program, the University of Barcelona's IELPO course, as well as the IIEM Academy of International Trade Law in Macau. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center, Visiting Faculty at the University of Michigan, and an International Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sydney.
Professor Lang has consulted for the European Parliament, writing two reports on the treatment of financial services in EU free trade agreements, and in the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Through LSE Consulting, he has also worked as part of a team conducting a Sustainability Impact Assessment for two prospective FTAs between the EU and partner countries.
His current research thematically focussed on a number of themes around global economic governance, including the relationship between law and expert knowledge, theoretical international law and economics, and sociological approaches to the study of international economic law. He is co-authoring a commentary on the WTO’s Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, and has ongoing projects relating to the treatment of subsidies in WTO law, the WTO implications of Brexit, and the SPS agreement.
Expertise: international law; international trade law; international economic law; world trade organization; global governance; WTO; free trade agreements; international investment agreements
LSE Consulting projects:
Trade policy expertise to European Parliament
Research Network to provide foreign policy expertise – Lot 7 Trade
Client: European Parliament
Experts: Stephen Woolcock, Andrew Lang, Jan Kleinheisterkamp & Elitsa Garnizova
Ex-ante Study of the EU-Australia and EU-New Zealand Trade and Investment Agreements
Client: European Commission - DG for Trade
Authors: Andreas Freytag, Elitsa Garnizova, Matthias Bauer, Christian Häberli, Philipp Lamprecht, Andrew Lang, Badri Narayanan, Susan Brown-Shafii, Stefania Lovo, Jean-Baptiste Velut, Badri Narayanan, Catherine Grant Makokera, Peter Draper, Bregtje Kamphuis, Charles Xiao & Shiziu Zhang