Pip Nicholson is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (People and Community) at University of Melbourne. 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. Pip’s research focusses on the history and development of Vietnamese legal institutions, particularly Vietnamese courts, constitutions and, more recently, the legal profession. Working comparatively and with scholars across the globe, Pip has consistently interrogated questions about how scholars investigate foreign legal systems. She leads CTN’s project ‘Constitutional Implementation for Sustainable Peace’ funded by the Folke Bernadotte Academy.
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. She was Dean of Melbourne Law School 2016 to 2022.