Han Dayuan was born in a Korean family in Jilin, China. He received his B.A degree from Jilin University in 1984, and his LL.M degree from Renmin University of China Law School in 1987, after which he joined the faculty of Renmin University Law School. In 1994 he received his LL.D from Renmin University. In 1998, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University.
Han was selected to be one of the Ten Outstanding Young Jurists by China Law Society in 1999. In 2005, he was elected as one of Distinguished Contemporary Chinese Jurists.
In October 2007, he was elected President of the Chinese Constitutional Law Society. Han was appointed Dean of Renmin University of China Law School in April 2009.
In February 2012, Han suggested in an article published in The Legal Daily, that China's Draft Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) Amendments be further amended to substitute the words, "to punish crime [and] to protect the people" to "...to protect human rights."
- "《当代中国法学名家》首发式在人民大会堂举行" (in Chinese). 2005-10-10. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
- Professor Han Dayuan Appointed as Dean of Renda Law School (Chinese)
|Dean of Renmin University of China Law School
2009 – present