Nicholas Robinson

Legal Advisor
Nicholas Robinson

Nick Robinson is a Legal Advisor at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), where his work focuses on the organization's U.S. civic freedom initiatives.

Prior to joining ICNL, Nick was a lecturer and fellow at Yale University. At Yale, he taught a course on the legal profession at the law school and on human rights in the college. He previously was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. His research at these two universities focused on access to justice, the role of lawyers in promoting liberal democracy, and the United States in a time of rising global authoritarianism.

Before his time at Yale and Harvard, Nick spent seven years in South Asia. He served as a clerk to the Chief Justice of the Indian Supreme Court, worked at Human Rights Law Network in New Delhi, taught at law schools in India and Pakistan, and was a senior fellow at the Center for Policy Research. His work in South Asia focused on human rights and access to justice. Nick’s research has been published in a number of academic journals and he has consulted for the World Bank, ABA Rule of Law Initiative, and other organizations.

Nick holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.