NLU 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:
Luthra & Luthra: 6
Amarchand Mangaldas: 4
Lakshmikumaran Sridharan: 4
OSC Legal: 4
ARA Law: 2
Jindal Steel: 1
K Law: 1
Khaitan & Co: 1
Universal Legal: 1
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.