Ms Lang Thai

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer (Corporate Law)

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Law School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Master of Laws, Monash University, 2015
Bachelor of Law(s), Monash University, 2015
Bachelor of Science, Monash University, 2015
Graduate Diploma in Education (Adult), University of Melbourne, 2015

Contact

lang.thai@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46060

Biography

Lang Thai is a Lecturer in Deakin Law School. Lang's professional qualifications are in Master of Laws from Monash University, Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Melbourne and combined Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University. She is currently completing her doctorate. Lang was educated in Melbourne and in her senior years of high school, she was awarded a scholarship from Methodist Ladies College, an elite private school in Melbourne, for her academic achievements.

Lang was previously employed at Wong Partnership, a major international law firm in Singapore, before returning home to Melbourne to continue as a corporate lawyer, then taking up a full-time lectureship at Monash University in the Department of Business Law and Taxation.  She was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford in the Faculty of Law and at St Edmund Hall in  Oxford, both in 2009.  Lang has also been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law in 2001 and 2006 funded by the host University.

She has a solid publication record.  Her writings and publications have been mostly in corporate law and commercial law, and many of her refereed articles have been published in leading high-ranked journals, notably in A and A* journals according to the 2010 ERA journal ranking system in Australia.  Lang's articles have been cited in court judgments (in the Supreme Court and in the Court of Appeal).  She has also made submissions to the law reform bodies within her areas of expertise, from which her work has been cited in both federal and state government reports in recommendations for law reform and has been cited in the media in Australian Financial Review.  Lang has also been asked to review articles on corporate law, for example, for Melbourne University Law Review and for Hong Kong Law Journal.  She has a keen interest in comparative corporate law.

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Research interests

  • Corporate law
  • Corporations law
  • Shareholder remedies
     

Teaching interests

  • Corporate Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Commercial Law
     

Units taught

  • MLL215 - Commercial Law 
  • MLC203 - Corporations Law

Knowledge areas

  • Corporate law
  • Shareholder remedies
     

Conferences

  • Thai, L., 'Employees’ position in corporate law', The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Conference, Faculty of Law, the University of Nottingham, England, 9-12 September 2014.
  • Thai, L. and Berkahn, M., 'Statutory derivative actions in Australia and New Zealand: What can we learn from each other?', Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference, the University of Sydney Faculty of Law, Australia, 1-4 July 2012.
  • Thai, L., 'Litigation funding for shareholders - Class action and derivative action', Annual Financial and Corporate Law Discussion Group, Term seminars, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, England, 14 May 2009.
  • Thai, L., 'Securing a loan using book debts: Implications and Guidance for Australian financiers after the Spectrum Plus ruling', 13th Annual Banking and Finance Conference, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 29–30 September 2008.
  • Thai, L., 'Charges over Book debts: The decision in Spectrum Plus is Unworkable', Seminar, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, Hong Kong, 6-10 September 2006
  • Thai, L., 'Statutory injunction - Need for conceptual clarity in s.1324 of Corporations Act', Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference, University of Waikato, School of Law, New Zealand, 5-8 July 2005
  • Thai, L., 'How Popular Are Statutory Derivative Actions in Australia? Comparison with the U.S.A Model', Australasian Law Teachers Association (CLTA) Conference, University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu, 1-4 July 2001.
  • Thai, L., 'Statutory Derivative Actions in Australia - Compare with Canada and New Zealand', Seminar, University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, Hong Kong, 5-10 June 2001.
  • Thai, L., 'Use of Diagrams, Flow Charts and Role-plays in Explaining Conceptually Difficult Legal Principles', Business 2000 International Conference, Grambling State University, Louisiana, United States, 17-22 September 2000.

Awards

  • Scholarship awarded from Methodist Ladies College, an elite private school in Melbourne.
  • Travel Grants awarded from the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, 2001 and 2006.
  • Some allowance awarded from St Edmund Hall, Oxford England in while undertaking her research at the University of Oxford Faculty of Law, 2009.