Legal Job Opening: Research Associate at NLUD

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has constituted a Committee to recommend reforms in criminal laws in India. The Committee seeks to review criminal laws in a principled, effective and efficient manner, informed by constitutional values of justice, dignity and the inherent worth of the individual. Towards this end, the Committee will be supported by researchers, consultants and interns.


The Centre is looking to engage a Research Associate to support the research and ancillary activities of the Committee.


The engagement shall be for a period of six months (extendable by another six months), starting immediately.


The Research Associate shall primarily be required to conduct research in the areas of Criminal Law, including the Indian Penal Code 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act 1872

The Research Associate will additionally be required to carry out other activities of the Committee including the organisation of consultations and meetings with various stakeholders.

The Research Associate shall be assigned any other such responsibility as the Committee may deem fit.


B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) or LL.B. with a research experience of more than three years; or, LL.M., with a research experience of more than two years.


The renumeration shall be commensurate to experience.


All Applicants are required to apply by 24th May 2020, 11.59 pm latest. Applications beyond this date and time will not be considered.

The applicants are required to submit their CV, a Statement of Purpose (maximum 300 words) and a writing sample (published/unpublished, sole authorship, preferably on Criminal Law) to with the subject ‘Committee for Reforms in Criminal Law: Application for the Post of Research Associate’.

The selected candidates shall be required to appear for an interview.


National Law University Delhi is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Associates will be required to carry their personal Laptops.

Please direct any queries to

About the Company:

The National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi), has been established with a mandate to transform and redefine the process of legal education. The University aims to create a sui generis legal education system that is able to chisel a new generation of lawyers who are able, competent and humane and who would permeate not only into the legal system of our country, but also of the world as a whole, so as to meet the challenges of ever-evolving humane society.

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