Website Supreme Court Observer
Supreme Court Observer (SCO) reports on and makes sense of the Supreme Court of India (SC). We track selected cases: access and share court submissions; produce daily reports of court proceedings and analyse decisions in plain language. We seek to enable common citizens to develop an understanding of the role of the Court in Indian public life through contemporaneous reporting and by exploring a living archive of the Court’s work.
About the Role
The Court Reporter will act as the SCO’s eyes and ears at the SC. Together with the SCO Team, the Court Reporter will identify cases which have the potential to significantly impact the development of law or otherwise impact the general public. To do this, the Court Reporter is expected to build and be in regular contact with an extensive network of lawyers and clerks working at the SC.
The Court Reporter will attend regular hearings for significant cases at the SC. They will write and communicate reports of hearings, case background pages, petition summaries, and plain English explanations of judgments and key orders. The Court Reporter will maintain and grow SCO’s repository of documents in tracked cases as well.
The Court Reporter will regularly produce content for the Journal section including sharp, concise and accessible analytical pieces, quantitative analysis of the Court and podcasts on important judgments. The Reporter will additionally write material for other sections of the website such as Supreme Court judge profiles and plain language guides to Court procedure.
The role requires the Court Reporter to be based in New Delhi.
Our ideal candidate is an individual who is passionate about the Supreme Court’s work and its impact on India’s constitutional democracy and committed to communicating this to the public at large.
Candidates must have an
- Undergraduate degree in Law with a strong academic background.
- Masters’ degree in either Law or Journalism (Preferred).
- 2 to 3 years of experience in legal journalism or publishing.
- Enrolment or eligibility to enrol at a State Bar Council.
- Journalistic and literary flair.
- Excellent research and writing skills.
- Ability to deconstruct complex legal materials and developments and communicate them to the wider public through accessible and attractive prose.
How to Apply
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