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Han-Ru Zhou


Professeur agrégé

Faculté de droit

Pavillon Maximilien-Caron office A-9444

514 343-6111 #28498

Doctorat (DPhil)
2013 , Droit , University of Oxford (Royaume-Uni)

Maîtrise en droit (LLM)
2005 , Droit , Harvard Law School (États-Unis)

Baccalauréat en droit (LLB)
2001 , Droit , Université de Montréal (Canada)


Han-Ru Zhou is an Associate Professor of Public Law at the Université de Montréal and a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa. He is 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 and the author of Constitutional Law: Fundamental Principles (Thémis 2021, 1,164 p., translated from Droit constitutionnel: principes fondamentaux). He was a member of the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments in 2019 and served as the President of the Harvard Club of Québec from 2018 to 2020.


Education Programs

  • Law
  • Law
  • Law Economics and Politics
  • Law Economics and Politics
  • Law Economics and Politics
  • Law Administration and Management Sciences
  • Law Information and Communication Technologies


  • DRT1501 Droit constitutionnel 1
  • DRT6816A Fondements du droit public
  • DRT6816B Fondements du droit public
  • DRT6816C Fondements du droit public


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Liste sélective

  • F. Chevrette et H. Marx, Droit constitutionnel : principes fondamentaux – notes et jurisprudence, 2e éd. rev. et augm. par H.-R. Zhou, Éditions Thémis, 2021, 1 272 pages (traduit: Constitutional Law: Fundamental Principles – Notes and Cases)
  • H.-R. Zhou, « Legal Principles, Constitutional Principles and Judicial Review », (2019) 67 American Journal of Comparative Law 899
  • H.-R. Zhou, « A Contextual Defense of ‘Comparative Constitutional Common Law’ », (2014) 12 International Journal of Constitutional Law 1034
  • H.-R. Zhou, « Revisiting the ‘Manner and Form’ Theory of Parliamentary Sovereignty », (2013) 129 Law Quarterly Review 610

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