Nick Robinson

Legal Advisor

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. Program. Nick’s research and expertise centers on the regulation of the freedom of assembly, how laws aimed at curtailing foreign influence can impact civil society organizations, and civic space in a time of rising global authoritarianism. His research has been published in a number of academic journals and he is regularly quoted or cited in leading news outlets.

Prior to joining ICNL, Nick was a lecturer and fellow at Yale University, where he taught both human rights and professional responsibility. He previously was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. Before that, Nick spent seven years in South Asia. He served as a clerk to Chief Justice Sabharwal of the Indian Supreme Court, worked at Human Rights Law Network, taught at law schools in India and Pakistan, and was a senior fellow at the Center for Policy Research. Nick holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the New York State bar.