Associate (Litigation) for Project 39A at NLU Delhi

National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi) invites applications for the position of Associate (Litigation) for Project 39A. This position is based at the campus in Dwarka, New Delhi.

Position Available:

  • Associate (Litigation): 2 Vacancies


  • Initial contract for one year, extendable annually based on performance and discretion of the University.

About Project 39A:

Project 39A focuses on issues related to criminal justice in India, inspired by Article 39-A of the Indian Constitution. The project covers litigation, research, and communications concerning forensics, torture, legal aid, mental health, and the death penalty.


  • Education: Graduate with an LLB degree and enrolment with any State Bar Council.
  • Experience: Minimum two years of full-time criminal litigation experience at the appellate stage preferred.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, write, and speak different Indian languages preferred but not mandatory.


  • Draft legal documents such as criminal appeals, review petitions, writ petitions, etc.
  • Assist senior advocates and advocates on record.
  • Develop legal strategies and arguments, conduct related research.
  • Visit prisons across India for case-related interviews and information gathering.
  • Communicate with prison authorities to obtain case-specific information.
  • Present Project 39A’s work at appropriate forums.
  • Contribute to research and strategic efforts as required.
  • Organize training workshops and conferences.
  • Any other tasks necessary to advance the goals of Project 39A.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their résumé and a statement of purpose (not exceeding 750 words) explaining their interest in representing prisoners sentenced to death and the contribution they foresee making through this position. Applications must be submitted through the link provided.


Applications must reach by midnight on 18th August 2024. Interviews will follow, with dates to be notified separately. Shortlisted candidates may undergo further selection rounds if necessary.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

For more details and to apply, click here.

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