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Social Sciences and Humanities; Law

Han-Ru Zhou

Constitutional Law

Professeur agrégé

Faculté de droit

Pavillon Maximilien-Caron, room A-9444

514 343-6111 #28498



Han-Ru Zhou is an Associate Professor of Public Law at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Law, and a past Sproul Research Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley and Boulton Fellow at McGill University. Before joining the Law Faculty, he served as a law clerk to Justice Marie Deschamps at the Supreme Court of Canada. A member of the Québec Bar, Han-Ru Zhou also practised as a corporate lawyer at a Canadian law firm. He received his legal education at Montréal, Harvard and Oxford Universities. He also studied classical piano at the Conservatory of music of Montreal. Professor Zhou teaches, researches and consults in the areas of constitutional law and human rights law. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Constitutional Studies, Canada Co-Correspondent for the British journal Public Law, and the author of the second edition of Droit constitutionnel: principes fondamentaux – notes et jurisprudence (Thémis 2016, 1264 pages). He was a member of the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments in 2019. He also serves as the President of the Harvard Club of Québec.​


  • 2001 — Baccalauréat en droit (LLB) — DroitUniversité de Montréal
  • 2005 — Maîtrise en droit (LLM) — DroitHarvard Law School
  • 2013 — Doctorat (DPhil) — DroitUniversity of Oxford

Affiliations and responsabilities

Teaching and supervision


Courses taught (current session only)




Publications and presentations



  • Law

Areas of expertise

  • Constitutional Law
  • Comparative law
  • Theory of law