About Dr. Menaka Guruswamy

Dr. Menaka Guruswamy was educated at Oxford University, Harvard Law School and the National Law School of India. She was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and a Gammon Fellow at Harvard. She has been visiting faculty at Yale Law School, New York University School of Law and University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She was the B.R Ambedkar Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School from 2017-2019, where she taught constitutional design in post conflict democracies.  

Through her litigation practice, she has successfully sought reform of the bureaucracy in the country through fixed tenure, defended federal legislation that mandates that all private schools admit disadvantaged children, and most recently overturned section 377 the colonial-era law that criminalises consensual same-sex relations. Dr Guruswamy is amicus curiae appointed by the Supreme Court in a case concerning 1528 alleged extra-judicial killings by security personnel. In her private law practice she litigates in the areas of  civil law, commercial law and white collar crime. 

She was on Foreign Policy magazine’s list 100 most influential Global Thinkers for 2019 and along with Arundhati Katju on Times Magazine’s 2019 list of 100 most influential people. In 2017, her portrait was unveiled at Rhodes House in Oxford University. 

About the Job Opportunity

The office of Dr. Menaka Guruswamy, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India has a vacancy for a chamber colleague.

The practice includes commercial, criminal and constitutional litigation at the Supreme Court of India and across several High Courts and Tribunals.


Advocates who have experience of appellate court litigation, preferably with at least 2 years of experience


New Delhi


Selected candidates would be informed by 31st March, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

Contact details

For queries: applications@mgchambers.com

Link to apply


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