Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Center for Law and Policy Research -- Call for Research Associates

Guest Post on behalf of Jayna Kothari

CLPR invites applications for Research Associates at Bangalore.  CLPR is a non-partisan and not-for-profit organization engaged in law and policy research as well as impact litigation in the public interest on a variety of legal issues such as disability discrimination, social rights protection including the right to education, health and livelihood, consumer rights, environment and biodiversity, the rights of children and women’s rights among others.   We are looking for lawyers with initiative, vision, and a strong commitment to the struggle for social justice.

The Research Associate will work primarily on a project on law relating to public health but must be ready to engage with other on-going research in the field of disability, IP and constitutional social rights. The associate will develop new research projects for the centre. Other duties will include writing blog posts and policy briefs and representing CLPR in various fora, including before community groups, legislators and state agencies;

Candidates must have the following qualifications:

   A B.A.LL.B degree from a reputed university. We prefer candidates with a Master’s degree in law with a significant research component from a top tier university
   Strong academic background;
   Excellent research and writing skills;
   Demonstrated commitment to public interest law

Please submit the following documents as one attachment: a cover letter, resume, one writing sample and two references to:  jayna.kothari@clpr.org.in.

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