Call for Applications; Research Fellow, Public Law

Recruitment · April 9, 2019
Author(s): Vidhi Desk

Vidhi invites applications for the post of a Research Fellow  for its New Delhi Office.


The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy is an independent think tank doing legal research and assisting the Government in making better laws. Vidhi is committed to producing legal research of the highest standard with the aim of informing public debate and contributing to improved governance. Vidhi works with Ministries of the Government of India and State Governments, as well as other public institutions, providing research and drafting support at various stages of law-making. Vidhi also conducts and freely disseminates independent research in areas of legal reform which it believes is critical to India’s future.

 Vidhi is an equal opportunity employer and neither practices nor tolerates any kind of discriminatory behaviour.


The Public Law vertical focuses on issues of constitutional law, administrative law, regulatory matters and other allied issues in public policy.  The vertical works on engaged projects with Government Ministries and Commissions, providing research and drafting support at various stages of law-making.

The Fellow will primarily work in the domain of constitutional and administrative law, regulatory issues and emerging areas in law and technology,  and will be expected to;

  • undertake legal research (analysis of judgments and literature, documenting legislative developments and executive action)

  • coordinate and attend meetings with government officials and other stakeholders

  • prepare quality reports and undertake legislative drafting


Essential requirements:

  • undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in Law (a master’s degree will be preferred)

  • 1-4 years of demonstrable work experience (in exceptional cases, applications of fresh graduates may be considered )

  • in-depth research and good writing skills

  • excellent communication skills 

Desirable requirements:

  •  Experience in interacting with Government Officials, Civil Society groups, and concerned stakeholders

  • Prior experience in data gathering and empirical research methods

  • Prior publications in journals and newspapers


This is a full-time position based out of New Delhi. The Fellow will be engaged in this position for a duration of one year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Interested candidates should send only electronic copies of the following to with the subject line “Application for Research Fellow – Public Law”


1) Latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) of not more than two A4 pages;

2) A brief statement of motivation in applying for the position (not to exceed 500 words)

3) A recent writing sample of not more than 1000 words

4) Names and contact details of two referees


The deadline to submit applications is 27th April 2019.

Queries may be sent only through e-mail, addressed to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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