Call For Applications: Associate (Litigation) At Project 39A [Apply By 15th June 2021]

Aseer Jamal

26 May 2021 10:33 AM GMT

  • Call For Applications: Associate (Litigation) At Project 39A [Apply By 15th June 2021]

    The National Law University, Delhi ('University') through Project 39A is seeking to engage, on a contractual basis, two Associates (Litigation) at its campus in Dwarka, New Delhi. The contract will be for one year initially and can be extended on an annual basis at the discretion of the University. The Associates will be responsible for working on cases being handled by Project 39A, primarily concerning prisoners sentenced to death.

    Number of Positions: 2 (Two)

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Graduate with an LLB degree and enrolment with any State Bar Council.
    • Those with full-time criminal litigation experience of two years or more at the appellate stage will be given preference.
    • The ability to read/ write/ speak different Indian languages will be an advantage but is not mandatory.
    • These are full-time positions based in Delhi.


    The compensation will be commensurate with experience.


    • Draft criminal appeals, review petitions, writ petitions, applications, rejoinders, mercy petitions and other legal documents.
    • Brief and assist senior advocates and advocates on record.
    • Devise legal strategy and arguments for cases handled by Project 39A and carry out
    • related research.
    • Visit prisons across India to conduct detailed interviews with prisoners sentenced to death, their families as part of developing legal strategy in particular cases.
    • Regularly communicate with prison authorities to obtain case-specific information and documents.
    • Present the work of Project 39A at appropriate fora.
    • Contribute to the research and strategic efforts at Project 39A as and when required.
    • Organise training workshops and conferences.
    • Any other work that may be necessary to further the aims of Project 39A.

    How to Apply?

    • Interested persons may send their résumé and a statement of purpose, explaining their interest in representing prisoners sentenced to death and the contribution that they see themselves making through this position.
    • The statement of purpose must not exceed 500 words.
    • To Apply, click here


    Applications must reach no later than June 15, 2021, after which the applications will not be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be called for online interviews and tests by June 18, 2021.

    For more details, click here

    For details about Project 39A, click here

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