Robert Wai has been a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, since 1998, where he has also served in a number of administrative positions including associate dean. He teaches various subjects of economic law including international trade regulation and international business transactions, and his current research explores the plural character of international economic law and the distinctive governance techniques of transnational private law.
He completed his MPhil in international relations at Oxford and his SJD focusing on private international law at Harvard Law School. He has visited at a number of universities including Brown University, LSE and Sciences Po Law School. During the current academic year, he has been a Braudel Senior Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute, the Mawhinney Lecturer in Professional Ethics at the University of British Columbia, and a visiting professor teaching International Economic Law at the University of Hong Kong.