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About NLS

NLSIU is the first national law university established in India. It is established under the National Law School of India Act (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986). NLSIU was set up with a mission to pioneer legal education reforms, and to anchor the transformation of the Indian legal system through research and policy interventions. Since its inception, the University has irrefutably remained a leader in the field of legal education in the country.

About the Opportunity

The term free/libre software generally refers to software that gives users the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. The focus of free software is clearly on the ‘freedom’ of developers, and not on price. Many firms and governmental/non-governmental organisations have been using free software for diverse kinds of purposes, including commercial purposes, over the last many years.

This project focuses on the economic value of free software and the different legal/ policy measures to augment the adoption of free software, particularly in terms of realising the vision of making India atmanirbhar in innovation and economic development.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conducting literature reviews.
  • Preparation of case studies.
  • Conducting interviews and/or surveys.
  • Preparation of the research outputs, including academic publications.
  • Organising workshops.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Post-graduate degree in law, economics, statistics, management, or engineering OR undergraduate degree in one of those areas with relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrable academic/research interest in the area of intellectual property/open source software.
  • Interest in empirical investigations.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.


The salary shall be commensurate with the experience of the candidate.

How to Apply?

Click on the link provided below to apply.

Application Deadline

The last date for submission of applications is 5:00 pm, May 20th (Monday), 2024.



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