Han-Ru Zhou is an Associate Professor of Public Law at the Université de Montréal and a Visiting Scholar at the uOttawa Public Law Centre. He is a past Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa, Sproul Research Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley and Boulton Fellow at McGill University.
Han-Ru has published in leading journals such as The Law Quarterly Review, the International Journal of Constitutional Law and the American Journal of Comparative Law. He is the author of Constitutional Law: Fundamental Principles – Notes and Cases (Montréal: Thémis 2021, 1,164 p., translated from Droit constitutionnel: principes fondamentaux). His research has been funded without interruption since 2014 as a principal investigator by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture and the Canadian Foundation for Legal Research.
In 2006-2007, Han-Ru served as a law clerk to Justice Marie Deschamps at the Supreme Court of Canada. A member of the Québec Bar, he also practised as a corporate lawyer at a national law firm. He received his legal education at Montréal, Harvard and Oxford Universities. For over a decade, he studied classical piano at the Conservatory of music of Montreal. Han-Ru teaches, researches and consults in the areas of constitutional law and human rights law.
Han-Ru is a past Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Constitutional Studies and member of the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments. From 2018 to 2020, he served as the President of the Harvard Club of Québec.
This content has been updated on 9 August 2023 at 16 h 22 min.