NLU JodhpurNLU Jodhpur has beaten the recession blues with its entire 2010 graduating batch of 2010 finding jobs or placements with Trilegal, Luthra & Luthra and Amarchand Mangaldas picking up 17 students in total and legal process outsourcing (LPO) companies including Clifford Chance's captive LPO hiring eight, according to faculty.

In the 77-strong batch, 30 are joining law firms, nine are joining corporate and PSUs, eight are going to LPOs and three have opted for LLMs abroad.

Another seven students went for civil and judicial services exams, seven for judicial clerkships in the Supreme Court and 11 opted for litigation,
Top institutional recruiters:
Trilegal: 7
Luthra & Luthra: 6
Amarchand Mangaldas: 4
IOCL: 4
Lakshmikumaran Sridharan: 4
OSC Legal: 4
Integreon: 3
ARA Law: 2
Majmudar: 2
Ashurst: 1
ICICI: 1
IREDA: 1
Jindal Steel: 1
Juriscorp: 1
K Law: 1
Khaitan & Co: 1
ONGC: 1
Pangea3: 1
Universal Legal: 1
NLU Jodhpur assistant registrar Gaurav Mathur told Legally India.

These figures were corroborated by a list of students and the job offers or placements they have accepted, which was provided to Legally India by faculty.

Trilegal emerged as the biggest recruiter, picking up a total of seven students, closely followed by Luthra & Luthra with six and Amarchand Mangaldas with four. Other law firms like, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, ARA Law and Majmudar also made a strong showing picking up 11 students between them. (see table)

Among foreign law firms Ashurst was the lone recruiter, picking up one student for its training contract in London, starting in August 2010.

LPOs recruited heavily from campus taking a total of eight students, with Clifford Chance's captive Gurgaon-based LPO OSC Legal hiring four, followed by Integreon with three and Pangea3 hiring one student.

Among PSUs, IOCL picked up four students, followed up Jindal Steel, ONGC, and IREDA, which hired one each.

A total of 14 per cent of the batch has opted for litigation and another 18 per cent has chosen to pursue judicial clerkships and the civil services exam.

NLU Jodhpur placement coordinator Prof Daga was ecstatic about the placement and said that he hoped it would continue in the 2011 batch too.

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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 02:47
Its good to note that all the students of the final year batch have been placed. I am also happy to note that more students from law schools are opting for litigation. I hope this further improves the quality of the Bar..!!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 03:08
I guess NLU Jodhpur is the only (national) law school where recruitments are managed by faculty...just wonder how efficiently does that work vis-a-vis student managed placements.....any inputs on what are the advantages/disadvantages
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 03:31
Good going jodhpur...!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 04:04
all above is fabricated information........realit y is different...........this is common ploy of NLU placement commitee to show full placements, but in reality 14+7= 21 (those who opted litigation and civil services) story is an after thought and an eye wash
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 04:56
guys lets not start it off again. the top four have all done well so lets just leave it to that. congratulations to all from all the law schools for graduating. welcome to the profession.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 06:19
when did gaurav mathur become assistant registrar??!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 06:38
#1;

ppl are "opting" for the bar only coz the desi law firms aren't recruitnig en masse. nobody wants to join the bar. it's a **** job coz the stingy advocates pay *****
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 06:54
While it is not disputed that institutions paint a recruitment-picture that may not be exactly true, they are largely true at the good ones where placements are decent. You sound like a person from some college other than NLUJ provoking a slimy mud-slinging by posting as an "insider".
A DETAILED CHART IS GIVEN AND THE INFO THERE IS CORRECT. End of story.
You don't need to cry hoarse to my post n say you r so n so from such n such batch.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 07:01
Although placements for earlier batches were far better e.g. Amarchand recruiting 10 students and about half dozen getting placed abroad (including the Magic Circle firms of London), THIS ARTICLE IS GOOD NEWS. Considering that the market is still slow, this is a decent year. Congratulations NLU !!!

"Prof. Daga was ecstatic about the placement" - Daga should not get excited with this. This is not exactly good news as earlier statistics show. Agreed he's done a decent job (probably), this is a slow year and ecstasy should be expressed in moderation.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 07:02
"three have opted for LLMs abroad" - One of them is going to Yale!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 07:25
Half a dozen in Magic Circle??? Are you kidding me? As of now, there are only three people in the Magic Circle from all batches combined. (Herbert Smith is not magic Circle..and even then does not total 6 for any batch)...besides that...yeah figures are always completed by the placement cell...happened lastyear as well...but gr8 show by the batch of 2010...proud of u guys!!..
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 07:29
8 people in LPOs...thats worse than not getting jobs...omg! and why this hollalah over placements...?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 07:47
I am final year student of NLU-2010 batch, who can tell better than me?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 08:17
Nobody's disbelieving you mate (your senior here)....we know the workings of the placement committee but as a batch performance, be proud!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 09:07
The government should give the Indian law firms an ultimatum: either create more jobs or stop your stupid opposition to foreign law firms
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 10:01
only 4 students taken by AMSS...thats only one mark better than NLIU Bhopal...and so many in LPOs where a decent law student would not even look at...the palcement scene this time surely isn't as great as it was being publicised
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 21:14
To my knowledge, Fox Mandal appears to have been the only firm that has been vocal in wanting foreign firms in India. Trilegal would sure like A&O come in and merge to create a Singapore styled international and national brand. Bhasin & Co. is opposed to the idea. The one who fears foreign law firms the most is probably AMSS whose numero uno position will come under threat.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 22:10
Its true half a dozen got placed with foreign law firms last year. Its a different story that a few of them didn't take the training contracts to work in Indian firms instead.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 22:12
@ #7: Joining the bar, in my considered opinion, is a very good option. Apart from the meager salary for the initial 2-3 years nothing beats litigation. Its a high risk HIGH reward proposition.

If you have the metal in you, only SKY is the limit...!!!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 22:38
good going NLU.......
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 22:46
A few who are going into litigation are joining senior counsels and other renowned SC lawyers. Why would they even bother to sit for campus placements?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 May 10, 23:31
I don't see in what way this is any better than NLIU where so many taken into LPO's and almost the same number going for judicial clerkships and litigation. I don't know why we had so many crying during that period saying that NLIU placements are bad. I also think NALSAR had similar placements this year as NLIU and NLUJ, except for a larger number recruited by foreign firms. I think rather than fighting lets just congratulate all universities and hope we get placed too. It's only NLSIU way ahead of all of us with their 2011 batch recruitments on too, so congrats NLSIU
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 00:03
And as you can see, someone at #18 has already seconded me. Nevertheless, let me elaborate.

Yes, I included Herbert Smith (as they were reported as part of MC once); to humor you (only because I assume you to be a NLU-ite), please allow me to rephrase - Classes of 2008 and 2009 placed 6 people in “London law firms” (happy? Smile please :P) – and for the avoidance of doubt, I am NOT including 2 people of Class of 2008 who got offers after LLM and 1 who got into a Dubai based firm. I am not 100% certain of the break-ups for Class of 2008 (so not commenting as that may evoke more useless rebuttals) but break-up for Class of 2009 is - 2 in Clifford Chance (of whom one also had an offer from Simmons), 3 in Herbert Smith, 1 in Norton Rose = 6 in London law firms.
(Clarification: Not all of them joined in Aug/Sept 2009).

Just for kicks, let me correct your statement “As of now, there are only three people in the Magic Circle from all batches combined”. 2 in AO and 2 in CC makes it 4. There are more in other MC firms but I have entertained you enough already - you should do more research yourself …. Your alumni after all.

Cheers,
#9
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 00:19
@#23

good research dude, i m sure ur research ability will one day get u a better job than this ..and thank, infact i myself was forgetting few stats about my own univ,.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 01:35
I already have a job in a firm # 11 considers to be Magic Circle (are you # 11 ... not clear). Yes, I can definitely do even better :-) And of course, as always, my research is decent.

# 23 / # 9
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 01:35
Thanks for pointing out that the difference between 4 and 3 = 1. And the analytical comparative analysis between NLIU Bhopal and NLU Jodhpur, which we could never have figured out without inputs from your beautiful mind :P … You are surely the next Nash going by the 1 mark difference you managed to spot !!! (Btw, did your analytical mind tell you that rec. is not as great as projected and is certainly bad compared to 2006-2009 for all other N-law schools as well?)

Now for some enlightenment … these are still slow times and firms are cautious, be it Mumbai, London or NY (where salaries have been slashed to 130k from 160k and rec. figures have seen a downward revision). Shifting gears to the NLU numbers … Amarchand does not recruit 20+ people from its preferred colleges anymore like earlier years. To elucidate, I understand from LI’s reports that AMSS rec. for this year was 11 from NALSAR, 12 from NUJS, and 11 from NLS (though I just scanned earlier LI articles quickly and may be wrong, and I lack your analytical skills Mr. Nash) i.e. drop of 50%. So its hardly surprising that NLU saw 4 heading to AMSS as opposed to 10 in 2008 and 2009. This may not have happened but then, Amarchand was probably not very happy as Luthra and Trilegal got the first pick (AMSS was obv. expecting “equal opportunity”) – this was a goof-up of NLU’s placement committee I am told, whose head seems to be ecstatic about his blunders as we can see. I am confident even you can figure out the obvious repercussions of this blunder.

Happy analyzing,
Cheers.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 02:33
@ 24.....i am 11 and not 23...and you must be the second of the Mukherjee brothers , one has already started with CC. Apologies for counting 3. I had said as of now. You have not joined and i know this for a fact. Those who did not take up jobs outside I did not count.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 03:10
The post at #24 saying "good research dude" is not by me but some1 who commented on my elaborate facts at #23, in an unkind way (have paid him / her back at #25). Seems you addressed the post to #24 by mistake, instead of # 25 (where I said "(are you # 11 ... not clear)"). Anyways, the facts about NLU is now settled and people will not be discounting us unfairly.

As regards whether I am who you think me to be, or someone else of Class of 2009, let it be. For your info, both the "brothers" had CC offers - 1 got a Feb 2010 offer and the other got a Aug 2010 offer (though both are to be counted as placement record of Class of 2009).

Very best.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 03:30
Why will you not count people who had offers but did not take them up, when measuring an institution's performance? !!!! Esp. when other colleges report 1 person with 3 offers, as 3 offers.

Anyways, things are clear now and we have reason to be happy as NLU-ites.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 05:06
The top 4 had great placements it seems! Way to go NLS, Nalsar, NLU and NUJS!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 05:53
man...the comments are more entertaining than the newspiece!! keep going folks...i need some entertainment here!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 06:02
I see you did your bit by using the name "scooter" :P
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 09:59
At the end of the day, the truth is the recruitment cell at NLU is doing nothing. Firms and companies come only because there is demand. The placement cell has no role there other than making their travel arrangements, etc. Students get jobs only because they work hard in making contacts and building impressions. Finally, Mr.Daga himself told the students that he cannot do anything for those who have bad GPAs. And trust me many of those who got jobs at the big firms didn't have great GPAs. So at the end of the day, it's about how much you have tried.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 21:30
#33:

don't blame the recruitment cell.... bcoz of the recession recruitment is slow everywhere.... you should blame our filthy politicians and the oligarchic indian lawyers who are collectively conspiring to block foreign law firms.

you make me sick. you don't have the b**** to criticise the BCI and SILF , but criticise the poor recruitment committee that is working so hard... instead of throwing brickbats at the recruitment committee, you should garland the SILF and BCI ppl with shoes when they come to visit your college, as they are the real reason you are not gettting good jobs.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 22:03
@ #33
spot on..
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 22:07
On why only 4 got into AMSS this time- Many of our dear alumni have created a bad impression with the Shroffs by quitting within a year of joining. Nobody wants to be ditched after wasting so much of money on freshers. As a result, the junior batches have had to suffer.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 22:30
While I sympathize with you, I cannot understand why you have to speak shit about your own college in a public forum. People like you, don't deserve anything ... and yes, I am being this harsh as people like you are real piss-offs.
If you feel so strongly about Daga, for which I am not faulting you, why don't you all speak out loud in college and do something? And if you can't do something to help yourself, why will a law firm or corporate house want you to solve client's problems.
NLU-ites don't need to know about NLUs problems from this forum and you can do better than malign your own institution here.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 22:36
#35:

rubbish! ppl leave AMSS all the time.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 22:45
I heard big firms are now preferring non national law school laterals. Is this true, and if so, to what extent? does anyone know? Because the placements of NLS seems to be strong.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 23:17
It's d same story al d time. don't say bad things abt ur college. dude..its alright. in college no 1 listens. pls go n tell vc dis nn c wat happens! isn't it true dat ppl get jobs bcz dey wrk hard!! d PC doesn't even guide anyone. so plz dnt say make noise in clg. v hv dn dat n seen wat has nt happened.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 23:46
Assuming you can't do anything by making noises in college, how does it help by maligning your college on Legally India? While free speech and all if just fine, would this help anyone's cause?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 May 10, 23:49
No one is maligning anyone. It might just help if the right people read this.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 29 May 10, 02:00
Don't bullshit yaar. This is really a piss off when ppl make random comments that don't make sense. "Malign" = speak unfavorably about. I guess you know what I meant now.

[#41]
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 29 May 10, 03:49
"If you have the metal in you"!!!!

I would like some metal in me. Wolverine style.

Yea baby!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 29 May 10, 11:14
I think that's the funniest LI discussion post ever.

Give this guy a prize through the blogging competition LI.

Yea Baby!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 30 May 10, 02:37
... to get a prize? !!! Some "baby" that
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 30 May 10, 09:50
i got a rank [250-260]
is it safe to say that i will be spending my next 5 years in nlu j ??
HELP.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 31 May 10, 02:48
going by their endless bickering and ridiculous work hours, you're probably better off going to bhopal, kid.

remember, college is all the life you'll ever have.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 31 May 10, 04:41
@48: has to be some Bhopal kid. Rates bhopal over jodh- cant be anyone else or probably some India Today jerk lol
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 31 May 10, 06:29
Bhopal General list, closed at 243.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 31 May 10, 11:01
Whoever 48 is, the guy can't make it to Bhopal anyway. Jodhpur he's got.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 31 May 10, 20:08
Okay. Consider this.
NLIU mean rank - 197
NLU J mean rank - 263
Further,
NLIU mean rank including M.P. Domicile General Category students - 249(still above NLUJ)

Im pretty sure all of the students who chose NLIU over NLUJ weren't India Today jerks..
Even disregarding the above stats.
Maybe NLU J is at par with NLIU, or even better, (Im no one to judge, but since you've presumed that position with such confidence, lets take your decision to be right)
but this doesnt make anyone who rates NLIU over NLUJ a jerk.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 31 May 10, 23:49
which one is better nluj or nliu??.....and wats d future of nluj 5 years frm nw??
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 01 Jun 10, 02:10
@ 52 - I am from NLUJ and I would not like to compare NLIU and NLU. But since a mean-rank analysis has been presented, I would add that job prospects are better at NLU. I am saying this not to compare the colleges, but just to present another fact to the ones who are having to make a choice.
@ # 48 ... or rather in relation to his comment ... Yes, we did crib a lot because of the hours and the gruelling regime, but I guess that's what lawschools must do. NLS and NUJS have a tough regime too, though they may not bicker. NLU earlier had all days working (including national holidays)except for Wednesdays and vacs. Those days are gone now and the scene has chilled quite a bit with the city developing and the hours / holidays being relaxed. But the course and workload remains the same, though you get more time to cope as class hours are now 8 to 2 as opposed to the earlier 8:30 to 4:30.

@ 53 - plz refer to my 1st comment. As regards 5 years later, prospects can only improve as alumni network will be stronger.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 01 Jun 10, 02:25
Out of the roughly 50 people who got jobs at NLU, 8 got into LPOs (So you report). How is that "half" of anything?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 01 Jun 10, 03:19
I think both of these colleges are trying very hard, and they stand at the same pedestal (as of now).
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 01 Jun 10, 07:47
I'm really disappointed by the comments NLU-J people keep on making throughout this website...they'd be better off if they aim to be as good as NLS rather than arguing over NLIU's prospects... I don't see students from NLIU much bothered about what people from other "colleges" say, hardly matters I guess !
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 01 Jun 10, 08:52
And what makes you think everyone who has commented on this thread is only from NLU-J?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 01 Jun 10, 23:33
@ 57 - we are all feeling so bad now :P

Btw, what is so wrong in helping law aspirants who need some info? As regards NLU's standing, we all know where it stands :-)
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 02 Jun 10, 02:06
I guess efforts of faculty and VC paid off in lean year. i am still out of job eing passed out from CLC
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 05 Jun 10, 10:45
i've got a rank of 256 and a score of 144 in the clat, which gets me jodhpur. however, i noticed that in bhopal's merit list, people with an equal score have got through (i'm speaking of the general, non domicile category).. what are my chances of getting through bhopal? plus which of the two would be a better option?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 06 Jun 10, 10:17
Dude, just go to Jodh! You wont regret the decision
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 09 Jun 10, 05:52
I think what matters is your hard work. It hardly makes a difference what u opt (Jodh or Bhp)what mattrs is your hard wrk. Wherever u go just wrk hard and u will get the best.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 12 Jun 10, 22:15
Jodh has foreign firms like AO, HS and CC that recruit and offer internships to its students. In fact one UK firm only recruits people from NLS, NUJS, Nalsar and NLU. That's not the case with Bhopal. Jodh has student exchange programs with foreign Universities and Bhopal on the other hand has a 33% reservation for MP students. Now u decide.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 25 Jul 10, 12:23
Can someone please reply to my question... do the lawyers passing out from national law schools get an opportunity to do a job in Central Government sponsored companies like GAIL, BHEL, NTPC, SAIL, IISCO, Indian Oil, ONGC etc ?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 23 Oct 10, 10:59
are u sure these stats ae correct i dont feel so .. coz i kno people at NLU and they dont seem to second u !!!
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