NLSIU: Waits for them to come to BangaloreNLSIU: Waits for them to come to BangaloreExclusive: NLSIU Bangalore’s graduating class of 65 this year secured 46 jobs across 18 Indian and foreign organisations. The recruitment coordination committee (RCC) placed 35 students in 12 organisations. One-fifth of the class is headed to Luthra & Luthra Law Offices.

50 Job offers were made to 46 students who participated in campus recruitment. Rejected offers included those from foreign law firm Ashurst LLP, Indian law firms Luthra & Luthra, Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co, S & R Associates, Nishith Desai Associates, AZB & Partners and an Indian financial services company Polaris FT.

Students who applied independently were the only ones scoring jobs with foreign law firms and organisations. Off-campus, Herbert Smith hired three, while Allen & Overy and management consulting firm McKinsey & Company each hired two students.

Four others not participating in the RCC’s process were picked by law firms Khaitan & Co and Crawford Bayley and non-government organisations Teach for India and Centre for Social Justice.

The RCC bagged 19 pre placement offers (PPO) for this batch, while 6 PPOs were secured by non-participants.

Domestic Law firms

31 students were placed in Indian law firms.

Luthra & Luthra with 13 hires was the only double digit recruiter this time, Khaitan & Co coming in a distant second with five hires, and Amarchand Mangaldas with four.

Trilegal picked up three students, and S & R Associates engaged two.

Majmudar & Partners, Talwar Thakore & Associates, Nishith Desai Associates, and Crawford Bayley recruited one student each.

In-house

The batch saw six company hires.

ICICI Bank and PSU Steel-producer Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited made two offers each, both of which were accepted in each case.

Polaris Financial Technologies and NBFC IFMR Capital each picked up a student.

LLM

Rhodes scholar Vrinda Bhandari and Clarendon scholar Krishnaprasad KV geared up to enrol in Oxford University.

Two other students will pursue an LLM in University of Berkeley and University of Geneva.

Court-practice and others

While Bangalore’s batch of 2012 includes only six aspirants of the bar and one judicial clerk, six others are accounted for as taking various competitive exams.

One graduating lawyer from this year’s class is understood to be joining professional theatre.

The Law school’s batch of 75 students graduating last year plucked 63 desk jobs out of which 55 were in Indian organisations and eight were in foreign law firms Linklaters, Ashurst and Norton Rose, in addition to Herbert Smith and Allen & Overy.

Like last year, this year also the recruitment ratio tilted away from in-house positions and toward law firms. However, certain law firms which hired from the law school last year, did not figure in this year’s recruitment tables.

These included AZB & Partners, J Sagar Associates (JSA), Mulla & Mulla, Tempus Law and Tatva Legal.

AZB & Partners and J Sagar Associates (JSA) both picked up students from the second most-preferred (by CLAT aspirants) Nalsar Hyderabad and third most-preferred NUJS Kolkata, while Tempus Law hired from NLIU Bhopal this year.

 

NLSIU Bangalore

NUJS Kolkata

NLU Jodhpur

Nalsar Hyderbad

NLIU Bhopal

HNLU Raipur

Amarchand Mangaldas

4

10 (2 PPOs)

9

7

5

PPO

Luthra & Luthra

13

9 (all PPOs)

6

9

Trilegal

3

5 (all PPOs)

4

2

2

PPO

AZB & Partners

3

7

J Sagar Associates (JSA)

2

1

3

Khaitan & Co

5

1

3

S&R Associates 2          

DSK Legal

2

Economic Laws Practice

1

Nishith Desai Associates 1          

Desai & Diwanji

1

Off campus

LKS

2

Crawford Bayley 1          

Bharucha & Partners

3

2

Majmudar & Partners

1

1

3

1

1

Talwar Thakore & Associates 1          

PXV Law Partners

3

1

Phoenix Legal

1

Udwadia & Udeshi

PPO

Vaish Associates

1

Karanjawala & Co

1

SRGR Law Offices

1

Juris Corp

PPO

WTO Consultants

1 (PPO)

Clasiss Law

1

Singhania & Co

PPO

Tule & Co

1

1

Athena Law Associates

1

Augustus law Firm

1

Rajeshwari Associates

1

Krishnamurthy & Co

Off campus

Zeus Associates

Off campus

BMR Associates

Off campus

TPM Solicitors

1

Off campus

Link Legal

1

Tempus Law

1

Dave Girish & Co

1

CMS Cameron McKenna

2

Allen & Overy

2

1

1

Herbert Smith 3          

Linklaters

1

2

Unspecified Irish law firm

1

McKinsey & Co 2          

ICICI Bank

2

3

3

5

Legal League Consulting

2

Deutsche Bank

1

Bajaj Allianz

1

3 (awaiting confirmation)

Glennmark Pharmaceuticals

2

Shyam Steel Industries

1

ONGC

3

Bharat Petroleum

2

Rashtriya ispat Nigam Limited 2          

Wipro

2

Max New York Life Insurance

1

IFMR Capital 1          
Polaris FT 1          

Robosoft Systems

PPO

Dr. Reddy’s Path Labs

1

Infotech

1

Pangea 3

1

4

3

OSC Services

2

Mindtree

PPO + off campus

Brain League

1

PRS LAMP

2

Law for Change

1

 

CLAT Possible

 

2

 
Teach for India 1          
Centre for Social Justice 1          

LLM

4

4

5

5

5

3

Litigation

6

NA

13

13

 

6

Civil and judicial service exams

6

9

8

2

9

13

Judicial clerkships

1

8 (awaiting confirmation)

5(awaiting confirmation)

2

4(awaiting confirmation)

3(awaiting confirmation)

Defence Services

   

3

Batch strength

65

100

80

72

82

60

Total jobs

46

57

49

43

31

19

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Like +0 Object -0 Question 04 Jun 12, 20:49
100% Recruitment?

It appears so, but the article doesn't say, so I thought I'd ask.
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Like +0 Object -0 NLS 04 Jun 12, 21:03
Yes. 100% recruitment.
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Like +0 Object -0 GoNLS! 06 Jun 12, 01:18
Good analysis LI. Should compare this with last years as well for aspirants to actually get all facts on the table. Coming from an outside perspective, if for say in one year 3 or 5 students prefer litigation or the civil service exams more than the previous, the figures can look convoluted. Such analysis with data from over 1 year presents the facts more clearly and crisply. Possible? I think there's probably only 2 websites which would have the data for this, and one of them is you.
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Like +2 Object -0 not 100% 06 Jun 12, 11:41
Quoting NLS:
Yes. 100% recruitment.

not 100%

46 out of 51 is not 100%.

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"50 Job offers were made to 46 students who participated in campus recruitment." - This does not mean that offers were made to all the students, but to these 46. Total students who sat for the recruitment were 51.
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Like +0 Object -0 LLM 04 Jun 12, 21:36
what about LLM students?
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Like +7 Object -0 haha 04 Jun 12, 23:10  interesting
What about them? haha
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Like +1 Object -0 ET 05 Jun 12, 00:09
In other news, the Indian economy continues to slow and reforms continue to be stalled, but LI is more interested in stirring rivalries between law schools than giving coverage to the real reasons why there are fewer jobs available and discussing ways to solve the problem.
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Like +4 Object -1 NALSARite 05 Jun 12, 04:26
Kian, Prachi - I think the most important number in all recruitment related articles is how many students who wanted to get a job, did in fact get it. In NLS, NALSAR and NUJS this figure is 100%. This should be highlighted. As the article now stands, sadly, you do not mention this number anywhere. Is there any reason in particular why you do not highlight this number; and if not, I do hope you would do so in the future.
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Like +1 Object -0 ... 05 Jun 12, 11:38
Is there is any fool proof and transparent method to determine the exact number that "wanted" jobs and did not have litigation/ LLM/ judicial clerkship as a second option?

Nopes.. So lets leave it at that
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Like +1 Object -0 Anon 05 Jun 12, 15:55
Quoting NALSARite:
Kian, Prachi - I think the most important number in all recruitment related articles is how many students who wanted to get a job, did in fact get it. In NLS, NALSAR and NUJS this figure is 100%. This should be highlighted. As the article now stands, sadly, you do not mention this number anywhere. Is there any reason in particular why you do not highlight this number; and if not, I do hope you would do so in the future.


I agree. This is an important and the most objective figure - you already have all the data and it will stop people from senselessly starting law school fights (NUJS better than NALSAR etc)..
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Like +1 Object -0 NLS 05 Jun 12, 16:29
You don't have all the data because noone knows how many students wanted to get a job. This number fluctuates over the course of the existence of the RCC, for good reasons (like genuinely deciding that they would rather do an LLM, or something similar) and bad reasons (because people not getting jobs are sometimes pressurized into stating that they are "opting" for litigation, hence "leaving" RCC to keep the numbers up).

Also, can LI add a row to the table in this article, enumerating how many of the total students are not reflected in the table. This number appears to be 2 at NLS (including the theatre girl) and 22 at NUJS. Where are these missing people going?
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Like +0 Object -0 Le 05 Jun 12, 07:13
a tabular comparison of the unis (if i remember correctly nujs, nalsar, nls, nli, nlu etc.) whose batch of 2012 recruitment are out would be quite helpful
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Like +1 Object -0 Observer! 05 Jun 12, 08:59
This is really saddening. I am sure those who got into PSUs must have chosen JSA or AZB, had they come to recruit. Why didn't these firms come for crying out loud? Now, don't tell me there was no vacancy!
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Like +1 Object -0 Suggested Update 10 Jun 12, 00:43
Well...there are law schools beyond just NLS churning quality gradutes!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Legally India, please confirm 05 Jun 12, 09:54
Team LI, can you please confirm this? Recruitment for class of 2012 took place in June 2012? Is this story about the the class of 2013, or did NLS have their 2012 recruitment this late?

Classes graduate in May/ June at most lawschools and are typically placed by January/ February, if not the previous year.
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Like +0 Object -0 NLS 05 Jun 12, 10:47
Most of these kids were placed in April-May 2011. The rest were placed in rolling recruitment over the course of the year. Effectively, NLS only had a "Day Zero" and no "Day 1" of recruitment.
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Like +7 Object -0 Harishchandra 05 Jun 12, 10:09  interesting
I love the fact that one person is going into professional theatre. NLS after all doesnt just build lawyers, it builds personalities.
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Like +15 Object -0 Packed 05 Jun 12, 11:03  interesting  top rated
Quoting Harishchandra:
I love the fact that one person is going into professional theatre. NLS after all doesnt just build lawyers, it builds personalities.


Or that person would have gotten into professional theater no matter where he had landed.
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Like +9 Object -1 PR 05 Jun 12, 14:58  interesting
Good point mate..In the hindsight, had the actor kid gone to N-A-L-S-A-R School of Drama, he would have gained some hands on, real life experience in love, lust, treachery, stress, Exasperation, Frustration, Intimidatation, Harassment, Indifference, Grief, Agony, Misery...
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Like +0 Object -0 No One Writes to the Colonel 06 Jun 12, 00:45
Quoting PR:
Good point mate..In the hindsight, had the actor kid gone to N-A-L-S-A-R School of Drama, he would have gained some hands on, real life experience in love, lust, treachery, stress, Exasperation, Frustration, Intimidatation, Harassment, Indifference, Grief, Agony, Misery...


That covers the whole gamut, doesn't it? Would going to NLS restrict her repertoire to the tight-sphinctered pedant?
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Like +9 Object -0 Prachi, my girl 05 Jun 12, 13:00  interesting
Prachi, my girl, you need to simplify your language and learn this art as soon as possible.

Take this for example: "NLSIU Bangalore’s graduating class of 65 this year secured 46 jobs across 18 Indian and foreign organisations, 12 of which recruited 35 students through the recruitment coordination committee (RCC)."

This is like WOW!

Congrats to NUJS btw. It seems to have outscored NLSIU and NALSAR in terms of placements.
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Like +4 Object -0 Doofus 05 Jun 12, 13:45
The number's higher only because their batch strength is greater. And you may notice that a large number of their recruitments are through PPOs.

How about you stop patronizing those around you by picking out perfectly correct sentences and spare yourself the embarrassment.
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Like +1 Object -0 Logic 06 Jun 12, 10:38
Forget batch strength dumbo.

It simply means that recruiters preferred NUJS' students over Nalsar and NLUJ.
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Like +5 Object -0 Avada Kedavra 06 Jun 12, 14:53  interesting
Look, I'm ex-NUJS. I love my alma mater but trust me, you are doing our ilk no favours with all this hollow chest beating if you are from NUJS and if you're not, then kindly keep your unnecessary third party views to yourself.

This whole law school brand is a massive myth - truth is, even if it does give you a slight kickstart, it's more important that you keep the job than get it. And once you're out, NLS and NALSAR doesn't matter because you are all in one ship.

Moreover, everyone in NLS, NALSAR and NUJS knows this deep down. If at all they indulge in this mudslinging, it's because people like you stoke the fire with callous, baseless and unsubstantiated comments like the one above. These institutions are proud of their standing and rightly so - it would make frequenting Legally India a lot easier if people stop having the SAME old argument on every single law school related post.

At work? Only a couple of douchebags really talk about how their college is better than the others. And nobody likes them.
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Like +1 Object -0 5th year, NUJS 09 Jun 12, 11:14
Quoting Avada Kedavra:
Look, I'm ex-NUJS. I love my alma mater but trust me, you are doing our ilk no favours with all this hollow chest beating if you are from NUJS and if you're not, then kindly keep your unnecessary third party views to yourself.

This whole law school brand is a massive myth - truth is, even if it does give you a slight kickstart, it's more important that you keep the job than get it. And once you're out, NLS and NALSAR doesn't matter because you are all in one ship.

Moreover, everyone in NLS, NALSAR and NUJS knows this deep down. If at all they indulge in this mudslinging, it's because people like you stoke the fire with callous, baseless and unsubstantiated comments like the one above. These institutions are proud of their standing and rightly so - it would make frequenting Legally India a lot easier if people stop having the SAME old argument on every single law school related post.

At work? Only a couple of douchebags really talk about how their college is better than the others. And nobody likes them.


Well said. This should be plastered on CLAT brochures henceforth, so that the 1st/2nd year students stop trolling online and do something constructive instead. Like study.
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Like +1 Object -0 Avada Kedavra 10 Jun 12, 23:03
Or do soem international moots. That's supposed to be our forte but these NALSARites are bloody good.
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Like +5 Object -0 Anon 05 Jun 12, 15:33  interesting
Quoting Prachi, my girl:
Prachi, my girl, you need to simplify your language and learn this art as soon as possible.

Take this for example: "NLSIU Bangalore’s graduating class of 65 this year secured 46 jobs across 18 Indian and foreign organisations, 12 of which recruited 35 students through the recruitment coordination committee (RCC)."

This is like WOW!

Congrats to NUJS btw. It seems to have outscored NLSIU and NALSAR in terms of placements.


I agree. Prachi's writing leaves a lot to be desired. I'm sure she will do a fabulous job at the TOI if LI doesn't work out.
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Like +4 Object -0 I am not Prachi! 05 Jun 12, 18:47
Wonder why these personal attacks against anyone (be it lawyers, law firms, law schools or LI team). Lawyers have a lot of time in hand these days, but I am sure one can make other contributions to a piece here to make the discussion richer. Time to grow up and look beyond cheap trips!

Must appreciate LI chose to publish such comments - which probably deserve to be blocked.
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Like +1 Object -0 You, my brilliant observer 05 Jun 12, 19:06
Quoting Prachi, my girl:
Prachi, my girl, you need to simplify your language and learn this art as soon as possible.

Take this for example: "NLSIU Bangalore’s graduating class of 65 this year secured 46 jobs across 18 Indian and foreign organisations, 12 of which recruited 35 students through the recruitment coordination committee (RCC)."

This is like WOW!

Congrats to NUJS btw. It seems to have outscored NLSIU and NALSAR in terms of placements.


You might note the higher batch strength and number of people sitting for placements. That is a serious defining factor.
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Like +1 Object -0 Incorrect figures - NLU-J 05 Jun 12, 16:45
Nishith Desai - 2
LKS - 1
Dr. Kainth & Associates - 1
Lodha Group - 1
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Like +0 Object -0 ... 05 Jun 12, 17:27
Someone from RGNUL secured a PPO from JSA supposedly. Can anyone confirm this?
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Like +10 Object -0 junglee 05 Jun 12, 21:30  interesting
nujs is a sinking ship,it is institution version of rakhi sawant always claiming that she is better then deepika and kareena, truth is truth nujs has been overtaken by nlu jodhpur, and nalsar and nlsiu are a head and shoulders above the rest
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Like +1 Object -0 MOJO JOJO 05 Jun 12, 23:08
you my friend have lived up to your name and proved you are true a "JUNGLEE".
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Like +2 Object -0 Civilised 05 Jun 12, 23:27
Hahahahahahaha. Such a pathetic attempt by a tribal to gain attention of the city dwellers.

You, sir, are a loser. Please go back to your forest and live your unimportant life and then die.
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Like +2 Object -0 NLUJ 06 Jun 12, 10:37
NLUJ? hahaha.

Its not even a tier 2 college. Bhopal and Gandhinagar are much better.
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Like +1 Object -0 jungle 06 Jun 12, 11:44
NLU-J? Seriously?

Yawn.
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Like +4 Object -0 NLS 05 Jun 12, 22:58
@Junglee : You are right. After all you are a man of some standing. Who knows a great deal more than partners of India's best law firms....we all believe you. (for the record I dont really care for this NLS v. NALSAR v. NUJS debate)....but anyway....
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Like +6 Object -0 good 06 Jun 12, 10:54  interesting
great performance by NLU Jodhpur....NLU jodhpur is better than NUJS in terms of placement.
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Like +1 Object -0 I 08 Jun 12, 10:16
LI what about GNLU? The 2012 batch in GNLU has secired top placements with firms like AMSS, Wadia, L&S, Khaitan, Luthra. Students have got thro good LLM univs too, like NYU, Chicago, Cambridge etc.

I mean you have covered all possible colleges but left out GNLU's statistics?!?
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Like +0 Object -0 Observer 11 Jun 12, 15:45
Quoting I:
LI what about GNLU? The 2012 batch in GNLU has secired top placements with firms like AMSS, Wadia, L&S, Khaitan, Luthra. Students have got thro good LLM univs too, like NYU, Chicago, Cambridge etc.

I mean you have covered all possible colleges but left out GNLU's statistics?!?


I agree. GNLU deserves a column in that table too!
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Like +1 Object -0 junglee 11 Jun 12, 17:55
all men of great standing who are commenting here need to read the latest india today ranking, NLU-J is 6th rank and NUJS is 7th , need more proof?
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Like +0 Object -0 suchi 29 Jun 12, 22:24
One gets a feeling, Nlsiu, Bangalore is on the downside and out of favour with many big corporations and MNC's. Nalsar will top the charts pretty soon and will be Asia's best Law College, that's the fact emerging fast and pretty surely.
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Like +0 Object -0 Observer 30 Jun 12, 23:20
JSA didn't take any from NLSIU, Bangalore? That is strange.
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Like +2 Object -0 moocho moolo 01 Jul 12, 12:08
JSA has an unwritten anti-NLS policy (well, almost). Jyoti isn't a big fan of NLS and after having had his "fingers burnt" with some recruits in the past.
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