Professor Hoi Kong is the inaugural holder of The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C., UBC Professorship in Constitutional Law, which he assumed in 2018. He researches and teaches in the areas of constitutional, administrative, municipal and comparative law, and constitutional and public law theory.
Prior to joining the Allard School of Law, Professor Kong was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at McGill Universityï¿½s Faculty of Law, where he served a term as Associate Dean (Academic). He was previously an Assistant Professor of Law, cross-appointed with the School of Urban Planning at Queenï¿½s University, and an Associate-in-Law at the Columbia Law School. Professor Kong clerked for Justice L’Heureux-Dubé and Justice Deschamps at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Over the years, Professor Kong has received a number of accolades for his teaching. These include the Queenï¿½s University Law Studentsï¿½ Society Teaching Excellence Award; the John W. Durnford Award for Teaching Excellence, awarded by McGillï¿½s Law Studentsï¿½ Association; and McGill Universityï¿½s Principalï¿½s Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
In 2017, he received the Canadian Association of Law Teachersï¿½ Academic Excellence Award, for outstanding contributions to teaching and research in law.
Professor Kong co-directs with Professor Ron Levy the Project on Deliberative Governance and Law. He is also on the board of directors of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal and the executive editorial board of the American Journal of Comparative Law.