Placements @ NLSIU

As the final year commences for some 80-odd students of the batch of 2008-2013, all eyes are on NLSIU to see how the premier law school in the country does in finding jobs for its students in an atmosphere of economic slowdown. In the 2013 Batch, some 47 students would be looking to take up jobs with law firms and legal departments of companies upon graduation. The rest are looking at a variety of options from studying further to working with litigators in courts to joining NGOs engaged in a variety of social work. Pertinent to note are Ms.PriyaUrs and Ms.Anupama Kumar of the 2013 Batch who have been shortlisted for the final rounds of interview for the prestigious Rhodes scholarship in November. "To be able to study in one of the most prestigious universities in the world, is an honour that I hope to have," says Ms. Kumar about the scholarship.

Out of 47 students in the class of 2013 participated in the law school's "Day Zero" on 12 May 2012. 25 out of 47 students were placed across seven law firms and a foreign firm. India's top two law-firms, AmarchandMangaldas and AZB & Partners led Day Zero recruitment hiring four each. Amarchand had offered five pre placement offers (PPO) and AZB offered two PPOs before Day Zero. This made Amarchand's tally to 9 and AZB's to 6. Trilegal recruited three students while J Sagar Associates (JSA) recruited two. Khaitan& Co, foreign law firm Ashurst and consulting firm McKinsey & Company recruited one student each. S&R Associates offered PPOs to two students.In the words of final year student, ArunMattamana of the Recruitment Coordination Committee, "The placement s this year have been extremely successful and the batch of 2013 has done better than most batches."

This makes 25 recruitments on Day Zero in NLS while only 15 students were placed in NALSAR on their Day Zero. The second phase of recruitment which started in September saw ICICI hiring four students. NLS students have done well not only in Indian companies and firms, but also with regard to foreign law firms. The prestigious 'magic circle' firms hired several students from the 2013 Batch of NLSIU. Clifford Chance hired one student, Allen & Ovary hired two students and Linkaters hired one student. Prestigious law firm, Herbert Smith, another London-based firm, hired one student. In an atmosphere of economic downturn, NLSIU students have done exceedingly well with a large part of the recruitment process still pending.
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