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The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a not-for-profit trust that was started in 2009. The Centre was established in recognition of the need to have a legal research organisation outside of university settings, that engages in law and policy research, supported by strategic impact litigation.


Centre for Law and Policy Research is excited to announce the launch of a 3-year project that is focused on “Tackling Caste Discrimination Effectively”. In this project we will investigate the roadblocks and discrimination faced by Dalit women, Dalit transgender persons and Dalit persons with disabilities. The goal of the project is to improve the implementation of caste discrimination laws in the 4 states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. We are looking to a build a team that is representative of the people we will be working with in this project, so we are focused on recruiting persons of different abilities and from diverse backgrounds.

We are currently looking for Project Co-ordinators (4 positions) and a Communications Director. Read the Call for Project Co-ordinators and the Call for Communications Director.

CLPR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status. Applicants are encouraged to apply for positions that fit their needs, abilities and qualifications for research and litigation positions.

How to apply

If interested please email your CV and cover letter to by 21st January 2018. Please put the role that you are applying for in the subject of the email. For more information about the roles or the organisation reach out to indu.krishnaswamy



CLPR offers internships to students who are within the advanced years of pursuing their Undergraduate courses, Post Graduate courses or Doctoral Programs. While we primarily take law students, we welcome students from other backgrounds, with an academic interest in law and policy research.

What we look for:

  • Minimum commitment of 4 weeks
  • Ability to write well
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to complete administrative as well as substantive work
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines

How to Apply

E-mail your resume with a cover letter and a writing sample to

Applications will be considered if received at least a month prior to the preferred period of internship.

Collaborate with us

CLPR collaborates with institutions and organisations on research, policy work and litigation. We have partnered with organisations such as B.PAC in Bangalore on addressing the efficient working of victim compensation schemes and for improved working of the special POCSO courts, with Ondede on transgender law issues and in filing a petition challenging Section 377 in the Supreme Court and with the Centre for Internet and Society on compiling schemes and welfare measures for persons with disabilities.

Get in Touch

Contact us at if you would like to partner or collaborate with us in any way.