JGLS places 2017 LLB students with healthy mix of corporates, in-house, litigation and othersJGLS places 2017 LLB students with healthy mix of corporates, in-house, litigation and others

JGLS Sonepat has placed 92 out of 235 students graduating in its 5 year LLB class of 2017, revealed a break-down of figures for the course requested by Legally India.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas was the largest recruiter at 12 jobs accepted, out of 29 law firms, 6 companies, 3 research programs and several advocates that hired from the batch.

Khaitan & Co and Economic Laws Practice (ELP) each hired 3, while 2 each were hired by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Nishith Desai Associates, Trilegal and Wadia Ghandy.

One foreign law firm - Herbert Smith Freehills - also made one accepted job offer for a lucrative training contract.

Law firms picked up a total of 48 students, companies took 13, with 27 going into litigation.

107 students had participated in the campus placement activities. The total 2017 graduating batch size is 235, with 39 having opted out of placements, according to the university.

According to the figures, besides the 92 accounted for, another:

  • 26 enrolled for higher studies,
  • 21 are joining family practice or business,
  • 22 are preparing for competitive exams,
  • 17 are “undecided”, and
  • 15 are “looking for placement”.

Other law schools’ 2017 recruitments

JGLS list of law firms recruitments 2017

29 law firms, including Herbert Smith Freehills, recruited 48 students.

Firm

Placements

Advaita Legal

1

Argus Partners

1

Alternate Law Forum

1

Bharucha & Partners

1

Chandhiok & Associates

1

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

12

Desai Law Offices

1

Economic Laws Practice

3

Enviro Legal

1

Hammurabi & Solomon

1

Inttl Advocare

1

Kanga & Co

1

Khaitan & Co

3

KMA Law Office

1

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

1

Lex Favios

1

M&M Legal

1

Nishith Desai Associates

2

Pamasis Law Chambers

1

Rajdeep Behura & Associates

1

Remfry & Sagar

1

S&R Associates

1

Satram Das B & Co

1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

2

SMA Legal

1

Surge Laws

1

Trilegal

2

Wadia Ghandy

2

Herbert Smith Freehills

1

Companies

7 companies hired 13 graduates with HCL Technologies being the largest recruiter.

Corporate

Placement

Clutch Group

1

HCL Technologies

4

Jirico

1

JSPL

2

PwC

3

Thomson Reuters

1

Wizcraft International Entertainment

1

Litigation & Clerkship

Jindal claimed in its press release that 27 students were placed with advocates’ chambers, providing detailed names of chambers and advocates for 15, including one clerkship.

Advocate/clerskship

Placements

Justice Rohinton Nariman

1

Anup Dahiya

1

Ashish Shrivastava

1

Deepesh Beniwal

1

Jasbeer Malik

1

KL Mehta

1

Ratnanko Bannerjee

1

Ritin Rai

1

Rustomkhan

1

S Ramesh Babu

1

Simon Benjamin

2

Smriti Sinha

1

Subhash Agrawal

1

Supriya Juneja

1

Others

12

Policy research and fellowship programs

Teach for India hired 2 graduates while one each joined LAMP and The Legist.

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Like +0 Object -0 Lks promotion 28 Jun 17, 20:16
Bro? Any info?
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Like +5 Object -7 NLU Stud 28 Jun 17, 20:34  controversial
Out of 235 students? Hehe.
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Like +2 Object -6 Global 28 Jun 17, 21:12
Thought there were 300 students in aggregate?
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Like +0 Object -1 Alumni 29 Jun 17, 16:01
More.
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Like +2 Object -0 Stud in General 29 Jun 17, 19:28
Right because NLUs place sooo many.
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Like +0 Object -0 wut 15 Jul 17, 21:59
From the article: "107 students had participated in the campus placement activities."

You can't force students to sit for placements, you know. If they feel they have a better career prospect beyond campus placement, so be it.
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Like +13 Object -1 Huh 28 Jun 17, 20:48  interesting  top rated
What's with CAM hiring 10-15 students from each college? Why do they even need all these A0s?
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Like +2 Object -0 Darkseid 28 Jun 17, 22:21
Is ALF considered as a law firm these days?
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Like +17 Object -14 Law firms 28 Jun 17, 23:01  controversial
Damn these law firms have really no standards left.
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Like +0 Object -0 wut 15 Jul 17, 22:00
Sour grapes much?
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Like +2 Object -4 Surprising 29 Jun 17, 00:24
Majmudar was really impressed with the associate they hired from JGLS last year and she was outstanding at her work. Surprising they did not return to recruit. Very sad.
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Like +4 Object -0 Einstein 29 Jun 17, 02:22
It would be helpful if LI can please clarify some things:

1) There many "undecided", "looking for placements". "competitive exams" etc. Are these students who could not find a job?

2) JGLS has many 3-year LLB students. What about o them?

3) Which universities made LLM offers?

4) Where does JGLS stand overall if one makes a comparison? JGLS seems to be a little below the likes of Bhopal and Gujarat, but above HNLU, RGNUL etc. Would this be an accurate assessment?
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Like +0 Object -0 wut 15 Jul 17, 22:05
Not from LI or JGLS, but I have many friends there and I think I can fairly answer some of your questions.

1. 'competitive exams' would mean they're preparing for UPSC, Judicial Services and the likes. Many law students choose this path; shouldn't be surprising - and clubbing them with 'students who could not find a job' would be wrong. Same goes for 'undecided'. You'd be surprised as to how many kids these days remain unsure of the career they want to pursue till the very end.

3. I don't know the complete numbers, but I know for a fact that students are going to Oxford, NUS, NYU and Cambridge for their post-grads. How many, and what other universities, I don't know.

4. Seems to be fair. Perhaps, at par with Bhopal and GNLU even. Definitely above HNLU, RGNUL and the likes. What seems to be at the bad side for Jindal is their batch size, but if you compare it with the number of students who actually chose to sit for placements, I think that would give you a fair analysis.

Someone from Jindal or LegallyIndia would certainly be in a position to offer greater insight though.
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Like +0 Object -0 ElCid 29 Jun 17, 02:44
Rajdipa Behura is an advocate. on what basis is the firm/advocate classification made?
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Like +2 Object -0 ElCid 29 Jun 17, 02:48
Somebody please explain this:
107 students had participated in the campus placement activities. The total 2017 graduating batch size is 235, with 39 having opted out of placements, according to the university.

Did 63 out of 107 get placed or 63 out of 39?

Legist and Thomson Reuters are LPOs.
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Like +7 Object -3 Awesome 29 Jun 17, 10:32
Awesome placements. Any day better than NLUs starting from HNLU and below.
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Like +6 Object -3 Insider 29 Jun 17, 12:14
If JGLS had been confined to 80-100 students like the NLUs, these figures would have been very good, placing JGLS right after NSLIU, NALSAR, NUJS and NLUD, and a little ahead of NLUJ, GNLU and NLIU. However, because of the large batch size, the overall picture gets ruined. Moreover, the JGLS batch size has now increased to around 400 (BALLB + LLB). There is also a big variance in student quality, with some high achievers and some very mediocre students. JGLS urgently needs to restrict the batch size and exercise quality control in admissions. If they keep admitting everyone and anyone then the reputation earned by the good students will get spoilt.
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Like +7 Object -2 anon123s 29 Jun 17, 19:32  interesting
Not to forget, some rape convicts too!
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Like +9 Object -3 Khan chacha 29 Jun 17, 14:39  interesting
These placement statistics are outstanding for a law school which has not even completed 10 years. Offers have been made by organisations across the length and breadth of the country. Kudos to the leadership of Prof. Rajkumar et al. Other than that, given that JGLS has excellent connections with the top litigators of the country and regularly invites them for guest lectures/ conferences, personally, i would have preferred, if the placement division at JGLS had worked a bit more towards placing students with the top names in litigation.
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Like +2 Object -5 ElCid 29 Jun 17, 21:35
Khan chacha, 500 mai 50 ya 100 mai 30. Konsa better hai?

Placements do not portray a true picture. UPES has better placements than HNLU. Doesn't make it better, right?

What needs to be seen is that most top firms have JGLS at the bottom of the pay rung. Topper from JGLS gets lesser salary than an average kid from any of the top 10 nlus.
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Like +0 Object -0 wut 15 Jul 17, 22:07
Lolwut?

My colleagues from Jindal at many of these 'top' law firms earn as much as their NLU counterparts. Do you have a source for your claim? Because it all sounds cooked up.
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Like +15 Object -6 Guest 29 Jun 17, 19:15  interesting  controversial
JGLS has excellent faculty, terrible students. NLUs have terrible faculty, excellent students. India desperately needs a law school with excellent faculty, excellent students
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Like +0 Object -5 Hey 29 Jun 17, 22:07
NLUD hai na!
Best students best faculty!
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Like +1 Object -5 Darkseid 30 Jun 17, 09:58
Isn't it part of the job of the 'excellent' faculty to convert 'terrible' students into good ones? I mean, I am going by the traditional principles that teachers are supposed to follow, of course, which might have become outdated these days. I keep reading about the fanfare regarding the faculty members of JGLS, NLUD, etc. I have no doubt they have excellent resumes. Most of them may also be outstanding teachers in their own merit. However, the latter can only be attested to by students whom they have taught and by nobody else. From that perspective, when I have interacted with students from NLUD and JGLS alike, what they have said is they certainly have several very good teachers, several terrible ones and the majority somewhere in between. Which is not that far removed from other top tier NLUs.
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Like +1 Object -0 wut 15 Jul 17, 22:11
Come on, be fair.

They're definitely not 'terrible'. I don't know who you have interacted with, but I am in touch with many of them. It's a mixed lot. From mediocre to brilliant - you'll find all types of students. And it's similar at NLUD, NALSAR, GNLU (I'd believe other schools too, just that my knowledge is restricted to these) as well. To be fair to them, they did reach the finals of Viz Vienna moot. Previously they've won Jessup, if I'm not wrong. These placements aren't very bad either.
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Like +11 Object -1 naxal 30 Jun 17, 05:42  interesting
I would say this is the placement ranking for 2017 batches. The formula I used is most hires by top firms. Alternate formulas could look at overall hires, packages, litigation, LLM offers etc.

1) NALSAR
2)NUJS
3) NLSIU
4) NLUJ
5) GNLU
6) JGLS
7) NLIU
8) HNLU
9) RGNUL
10) RMLNLU
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Like +2 Object -1 Maoist 30 Jun 17, 10:00
On which year did top tier law firms made higher number of offers at NALSAR over NUJS? From LI's coverage at least, I haven't come across such statistics on any year since LI started reporting those. Of course, if you are comparing averages and discounting for the higher number of students at NUJS, that may turn out to be the case.
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Like +0 Object -0 Outsider 03 Jul 17, 14:44
How are gnlu placements where is it ranked. My friend got into gnlu this year so wondering?
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 03 Jul 17, 15:18
Hey Kian please do a placement ranking. You were very unfair to GNLU in your last ranking, You should do a new one.
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