Bipin Adhikari

KU-staff
Professor,
School of Law
bipin.adhikari@ku.edu.np
Bio
Honors and Awards
Biography

COURSES TAUGHT

Professor Bipin Adhikari is a senior legal expert of Nepal. He teaches Constitutional Law, Federalism, Legal Research, Analysis & Writing, and Professional Ethics to the law students. Adhikari is involved with many legal reform and institution building issues in Nepal. He is also the leading resource person in the School advising on curriculums at all levels including in the area of corporate law, international trade law, international investment law, intellectual property law and energy and infrastructure law. Adhikari has keen interest in legal aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) their implications for Nepal and its prospect for further development.

EDUCATION

Master of Comparative Law (MCL) and PhD (Constitutional Law) from University of Delhi and Finance Law from Lancaster University, UK. Adhikari is a graduate of Economics and Business Administration as well.

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adhikari has a legal career of more than thirty years. Before accepting the appointment as Founding Dean (December 2013 – April 2019) of Kathmandu University School of Law, Adhikari worked as a constitutional jurisconsult as the owner of Nepal Consulting Lawyers Inc - a group of legal professionals in Kathmandu, and gave leadership to Nepal Constitution Foundation, which used to be a foremost not-for-profit think tank in Nepal in the area of constitutional law and public policy analysis, as its chairperson.

Adhikari's career in the past has involved assignments with national and international agencies which include United Nations entities like the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN peacekeeping missions in Liberia and Timor-Leste. He has also worked as the UNDP-appointed Advisor to the National Human Rights Commission in Nepal for two years.

Adhikari is an active participant in the constitutional affairs in Nepal as an independent constitutional expert. He also has expertise in the area of institution building, human rights, access to justice, legal reform initiatives, legislative business of parliament and democratization process. He is also a senior advocate attached to the Supreme Court Bar Association.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. "Constitutional Foundings in Nepal: Experience with Changing Parameters" in Kevin YL Tan & Rindwanul Hoque (ed), Constitutional Foundings in South Asia (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021)
  2. A Treatise on the Constitutional of Nepal 2015 (Kathmandu: Kathmandu University School of Law, 2020) (Editor)
  3. Salient Features of the Constitutional of Nepal, 2015 (Kathmandu: Nepal Consulting Lawyers Inc, 2016) (Author)
Honors and Awards

British Chevening Award, 1998

Nepal Bar Council Best Law Book Award, 1998