India, Judicial Activism, and Human Rights

Tuesday November 19, 2013
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


Nick Robinson

Harvard University


160 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155 USA

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Directions & Parking

Isobe Conference Room The Fletcher School


Mr. Robinson, a former clerk for the Chief Justice of the Indian Supreme Court, will discuss a few of the Indian Supreme Court's more interesting cases that promote human rights and how to contextualize the Court's "activism."

Nick Robinson Research Fellow, Harvard Law School

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.

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