JOB POST: Litigation Head @ NLUD’s Project 39A, Delhi: Apply by June 2

About the organisation

National Law University, Delhi is a law university in India, offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Situated in Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi, India, NLUD is one of the national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India.

Project 39A (hereinafter ‘P39A’) draws inspiration from Article 39-A in the Indian Constitution on equal justice and signals the broadening of our work on the criminal justice system in India.

NLUD undertake litigation, research and outreach relating to forensics, torture, legal aid, forensic psychiatry and death penalty.

Job description

The National Law University, Delhi (‘University’) through project 39A is seeking to engage, on a contractual basis, one position of Litigation Head at its campus in Dwarka, New Delhi to head the litigation initiative of Project 39A.

The contract will be for one year initially and can be extended by another year at the discretion of the University. The associate will be responsible for working on cases being handled by the project of prisoners sentenced to death.

Number of Vacancies

1 (one)


Delhi, India

  1. Graduate with an LLB degree.
  2. Enrolment with any State Bar Council. ‘
  3. Full-time litigation experience of at least five years is mandatory and those with more than 10 years of experience will be given preference.
  4. 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. 80,000 – Rs. 85,000/- per month.

How to apply?

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

Send your resume and statement of purpose to p39arecruitment[at] The subject of the e-mail should be “Application for Litigation Head.

Deadline: Applications must reach us no later than midnight of 2nd June 2019 after which the application will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be informed via email.

The official link is here.


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