Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson

Legal Policy Associate
Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94705-7220
Tel: 510-642-4614
Fax: 510-643-7095
Email Address: etaylor-nicholson@law.berkeley.edu

Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson is a Legal Policy Associate at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy. Prior to joining the Warren Institute, Taylor-Nicholson earned her JD in Australia and completed a double master’s program at UC Berkeley as a Rotary Peace Fellow. She also worked as a Staff Research Associate at the Warren Institute and published the issue brief Cutting off the Flow: Extraterritorial Immigration Controls.  

Taylor-Nicholson’s previous experience includes working as a Program Coordinator and Legal Advisor for the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women in Bangkok and a Legal Advisor to the Women’s Justice Unit of the Judicial Systems Monitoring Program in Timor-Leste in Indonesia.  She also worked as a Legal Adviser to the Commission for Reception Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste.  She also served as a law clerk for the Federal Court of Australia and as the Civic Education Officer in the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET).  

Taylor-Nicholson’s publications include: Access to Justice in Trafficking Cases: a Handbook for Police and Prosecutors (a joint project with UNIFEM Nigeria and the Nigerian Government) 2009, Material Justice: Access to Justice for Trafficked Persons (Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women) 2008.   

Eleanor speaks fluent Bahasa and intermediate Tetum (Timor-Leste) and Thai.   


LL.M., UC Berkeley (2011)
M.A.,UC Berkeley (2011)
LL.B., Flinders University, Adelaide (2002)
B.I.S., Flinders University, Adelaide (2002)