Professor Johannes MM Chan, SC (Hon) 陳文敏

Adjunct Professor

Barrister-at-law


Biography

PROFESSOR JOHANNES M M CHAN is formerly Chair of Public Law of the Faculty of Law.  He is also the former Dean (2002-2014) of the Faculty.  He retired from the University in July 2021 and was appointed an Adjunct Professor after his retirement. Specialised in constitutional, administrative and human rights law, he has published widely in these fields.

He is currently a Visiting Professor of University College London (2018-2023), and formerly the BOK Visiting International Professor of Penn Law School, University of Pennsylvania, Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professor of Cambridge University, and a visiting fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University.

He is also the first (and so far the only) Honorary Senior Counsel in Hong Kong. As a barrister, he has appeared as leading counsel in many major public law cases.

In 2019, he was awarded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council the RGC Prestigious Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences.


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  • Human Rights
  • Public Law

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