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Lyn Tjon Soei Len

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Lyn Tjon Soei Len

Assistant Professor


230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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Office Hours

By appointment (via Carmen Conference or phone); Appointments can be scheduled at calendly.com/ltjonsoeilen

Areas of Expertise

  • Feminist legal theory
  • Private law theory
  • Legal philosophy
  • Contracts


  • LLB, University of Amsterdam Law School
  • LLM, University of Amsterdam Law School
  • PhD, University of Amsterdam Law School
  • BscBA, Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management

Lyn Tjon Soei Len is a feminist legal scholar. The focus of her work is on private law complicity in social injustice and centers on the intersections of gender and race. Her recent scholarship engages feminist legal method, social injustice in the theorizing of private law, and gendered racialized private harms. She is the chair of the board of Bureau Clara Wichmann, a feminist strategic litigation organization in the Netherlands. Her book, Minimum Contract Justice, explores the intersection of social injustice and contract law through the case of consumer contracts for goods produced by women in global sweatshops.

She has taught courses on Gender Justice; Feminist Critiques of Markets; Feminist Legal Theory; and Gender, Sex and Power. She previously held positions as a Diversity Scholar in the College of Education and Human Ecology’ Office of Equity, Diversity at OSU; an assistant professor of law and international feminist studies the University of New Hampshire; and as the Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law at the Amsterdam School of Law.

2022 Graduate Admissions:
Dr. Tjon Soei Len is open to consider new graduate advisees during the Autumn 2022 admissions cycle. Please email her to discuss your research interests.


  • Affiliated Researcher at the Amsterdam Law School at the University of Amsterdam (Current)
  • Chair of the Board, Bureau Clara Wichmann (Current)
  • Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School (2015-2016)
  • Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Nantes, France (2015)

Book Publications:

Minimum Contract Justice: A Capabilities Perspective on Sweatshops and Consumer Contracts (Hart Publishing, 2017)

Book Cover, Minimum Contract Justice