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Nick Robinson
 

Research Fellow, Program on the Legal Profession

1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Wasserstein Hall, Suite 5018
nrobinson@law.harvard.edu

Nick Robinson spent seven years in South Asia before joining the Program on the Legal Profession. There he clerked for the Chief Justice of the Indian Supreme Court, taught at National Law School Bangalore, Jindal Global Law School, and Lahore University of Management Sciences, and was a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. He has written extensively about judicial process, the legal profession, and public law in South Asia. His work at the Program on the Legal Profession focuses on elite litigators in High Courts and the Supreme Court in India and legal education in India. He is also writing about the changing nature of the regulation of the legal profession in a globalized world. Nick has a B.A. from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Yale Law School.



Academic Journal Articles

A Quantitative Analysis of the Indian Supreme Court, J. of Empirical Legal Studies (forthcoming 2013)
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Structure Matters: The Impact of Court Structure on the Indian and U.S. Supreme Courts, 61(1) American Journal of Comparative Law 173 (2013)
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Litigation as a Measure of Well Being, 62(2) DePaul Law Rev. 247 (2013) (with Theodre Eisenberg and Sital Kalantry)
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When Corruption is an Emergency: The Anti-Corruption Paradox and Bangladesh, 35 Fordham International Law Journal 737 (2012) (with Nawreen Sattar)
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Education, Labor Rights, and Incentives: Contract Teacher Cases in the Indian Courts, 32 Comp. Labor Law & Policy Journal 991 (2011) (with Varun Gauri)
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Interpreting the Constitution: Supreme Court Constitution Benches since Independence, Economic & Political Weekly (Feb. 16, 2011)
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Expanding Judiciaries: India and the Rise of the Good Governance Court, 8 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 1 (2009)
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Citizens Not Subjects: U.S. Foreign Relations Law and the Decentralization of Foreign Policy, 40 Akron L. Rev. 647 (2007)
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Popular Media and Opinion

“Qui tam enforcement: A legal remedy for corruption,” Mint, Oct. 3, 2013
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“Failed by the Lawyer”, The Hindu, July 6, 2013
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“A Court Adrift”, Frontline, May 3, 2013
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“The Indian Supreme Court and Its Benches”, Seminar, February 2013
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“Top-Heavy Justice” Indian Express, December 17, 2012
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“India’s Constitutional Anxiety” Caravan, Nov. 1, 2012
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“When Everything Becomes a Right” India in Transition, Oct. 22, 2012
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“Bigger Bench, Please” Indian Express, June 8, 2012
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“The Red-tape Rules” Business Standard, April 8, 2012
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“When Fighting Corruption Harms Democracy” Columbia Journal of International Affairs Online, Feb. 20, 2012
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“Tackling Corruption” Outlook India Online, May 18, 2011
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“Closing the Implementation Gap” The Hindu, March 12, 2011
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“Re-Engineering the World” Indian Express, Nov. 13, 2010
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“Leading the Court” India in Transition, July 18, 2010
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“Hard to reach” Frontline, Jan. 30-Feb. 12, 2010
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“MPs need help with Homework too” Indian Express, Sept. 2, 2009
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“Case for the Prosecution” Indian Express, April 30, 2009
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“Elect, don't appoint, the U.S. attorney general” Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 30, 2009
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“Too Many Cases” Frontline, Jan. 3-16, 2008
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