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Prof

Pip Nicholson

Dean
Law
Courts
Constitution
Legal Profession
Comparative Law
Law and Development
Socialist Institutions
Death Penalty
Vietnam
Law and Society
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Prof

Pip Nicholson

 
Division
Law
 
Primary Interest
Vietnamese Legal Institutions and Global Legal Education
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Prof

Pip Nicholson

 

Pip Nicholson is Dean of Melbourne Law School.

Pip is a University of Melbourne (UoM) graduate with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws and a PhD from Melbourne Law School (MLS). Pip also holds a Masters in Public Policy from the ANU. Previously admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Victorian Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia, Pip’s professional experience spans commercial lawyering, legal aid, international consultancy (with a particular focus on development aid in Asia), and teaching and research at Melbourne Law School. Since the 1990s, Pip’s research has focused on Vietnam and the comparative study of legal systems within Asia, including the role of development aid.

She served as the Director of the Asian Law Centre for five years, collaborating with the largest group of scholars working on the legal systems of Asia outside Asian universities. Current research projects focus on Vietnamese law and legal change, particularly impacting the Constitution, the courts, the death penalty and the Vietnamese legal profession. Her most recent collaborations analyse the Socialist legacy in Vietnam and China and the development of activist lawyering. In 2014, the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice awarded Pip the ‘Medal for the Cause of Justice’.

Having previously held senior roles on UoM’s Academic Board and at MLS (Associate Dean JD and International), Pip is committed to realising a globally informed and contemporary curriculum and research agenda that equips tomorrow’s graduates to ethically analyse and contribute to the resolution of the challenges of our times, including: Indigenous recognition; climate change; and dynamics of technological change infusing the work of graduates, whether working as practitioners, regulators or reformers.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

Ministry of Justice, Vietnam, 2014

Medal for the Cause of Justice

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Award

Credentials

Positions


Dean

Law

Member

Viet Nam Studies Association of Australia

Asian Studies Association Of Australia

Asian Studies Association of Australia

Comparative Law Association

Comparative Law Association

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Public Policy

The Australian National University

Bachelor of Arts

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws

University of Melbourne