JOB POST: Research Associate Litigation @ Centre on the Death Penalty, NLU Delhi [Salary b/w Rs. 50k – Rs. 60k]: Apply by Sept 7

Work Profile includes the following tasks:

A. Devise legal strategy and arguments for cases handled by the Centre and carry out related research.

B. Draft criminal appeals, review petitions, writ petitions, applications, rejoinders and other legal documents.

C. Brief and assist advocates on record and senior counsels.

D. Visit prisons across India to conduct detailed interviews with prisoners sentenced to death, their families as part of developing legal strategy in particular cases.

E. Regularly communicate with prison authorities to obtain case specific information and documents.

F. Collect case records maintained by prisons, previous lawyers, family members or court record rooms.

G. Present the work of the Centre at appropriate fora. H. Organise training workshops and conferences.

I. Any other work that may be necessary to further the aims of the Centre.


A. Graduate with an LLB degree.

B. Enrollment with any State Bar Council.

C. Those with full-time litigation experience of two years or more will be given preference.

D. Ability to read/ write/ speak regional Indian languages will be an advantage but is not mandatory.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be within the range of Rs. 50,000 – Rs. 60,000/- per month.

Application Process

Interested persons may send their resume and a statement of purpose, explaining their interest in working on issues of death penalty and the contribution that they see themselves making to the Centre’s work. The statement of purpose must not exceed 500 words.

Email: Please send your resumé and statement of purpose to the Registrar at with a copy marked to

The subject of the e-mail should be “Centre on the Death Penalty- Application for Research Associate (Litigation)”. The cover letter must state (Attn: Director, Centre on the Death Penalty).

OR Post/Courier:

The postal address is “Registrar, National Law University, Delhi, Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi-110 078”. The envelope must have super scribed on it, “Centre on the Death PenaltyApplication for Research Associate (Litigation)” and addressed to the Registrar, National Law University, Delhi.

The cover letter must state (Attn: Director, Centre on the Death Penalty).


The last date for application is September 7th, 2016.

Official link is HERE.

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