Wen-Ning Chang

PhD Student


Wen-Ning Chang is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington School of Law. She earned an LL.M. in 2015 from the University of Washington, and an LL.B. in 2011 from the National Chengchi University, Taiwan. She worked as a research assistant for several years at the National Taiwan University and also participated in numerous projects for the Taiwanese Fisheries Agency. She received a scholarship from the Taiwanese government for studying abroad. Her Ph.D. dissertation provides legal analysis on the settlement of fishing disputes and examines whether existing dispute settlement mechanisms adequately resolve fishing disputes. An important part of her research focuses on how Taiwan, as a fishing entity, can use these peaceful resolution mechanisms to settle fishing disputes with other states.

Her research areas include the international law of the sea, international environmental law, and international fisheries law.