Professor Johannes MM Chan, SC (Hon) 陳文敏

Adjunct Professor



PROFESSOR JOHANNES M M CHAN is former Professor, Chair of Public Law of the Faculty of Law.  He is also former Dean (2002-2014), being the longest serving Dean of the Faculty.  

He is 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. As a barrister, he has appeared in many major constitutional law cases. In 2003, he was honoured by the Chief Justice by his appointment as the first (and so far the only) Honorary Senior Counsel in Hong Kong.  In 2019, he was awarded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council the RGC Prestigious Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Research Area

  • Human Rights
  • Public Law

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