NLS’ 2018 batch achieves possible record Day Zero PPO and recruitment figuresNLS’ 2018 batch achieves possible record Day Zero PPO and recruitment figures

NLSIU Bangalore’s Day Zero of recruitments yesterday (3 April) has yielded 30 job offers, alongside a record 20 pre-placement offers (PPOs), of which a total of 34 job offers were accepted.

Update-1 (5 April): One more accepted Day Zero offer has come in from Trilegal, taking the total accepted jobs from 33 to 34.

Out of the 20 PPOs, 19 were accepted by students, led by 8 PPOs at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, 4 by Trilegal, and 2 PPOs each at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

Note: Nalsar Hyderabad students had sewn up 23 PPOs last year. Note 2: That Nalsar figure also included foreign firm vacation schemes and was as at the end of May, meaning it also included non-Day Zero offers.

On campus, AZB & Partners hired the most, at 4, followed by 3 each by Luthra & Luthra and Trilegal, and 2 each by Cyril Amarchand and Khaitan & Co.

In addition, three foreign law firms have awarded four vacation schemes to NLSIU students - Herbert Smith Freehills (2), Allen & Overy (1), and Linklaters (1) - which traditionally have a decent chance of converting into a full-blown (and rather well-paying job if the internship goes well).

The NLSIU recruitment co-ordination committee (RCC) included Akshi Rastogi, Deepanshi Ahlawat, Kavya Gupta, Ritika Ajitsaria, Mathew Nevin Thomas, Satya Sahu and Varun Yadav. They commented: “We are happy firms have continued to keep faith in the National Law School of India University. We expect to have the entire RCC class placed soon.

“We are pleased to have had a stellar start to our recruitment season.”

The total batch size is 90, with 45 participating in the RCC, and 26 taking part in Day Zero.

   

Pre-Placement

Offers Accepted

Day Zero

Offers Accepted

Total

Intake

1. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas 8 1 9
2. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 2 2 4
3. Khaitan & Co 2 2 4
4. S & R Associates (did not participate in Day Zero) 1   1
5. AZB & Partners   4 4
6. Luthra & Luthra 1 3 4
7. Trilegal 4 3 7
8. Hindustan Unilever (did not participate in Day Zero) 1    
  Total 19 15 34

Last year, NLSIU Bangalore students on Day Zero (on 2 April 2016) saw 16 accepted PPOs and 17 accepted Day Zero offers, for a total of 33 out of 53 students graduating in the summer of 2017 placed more than a year early.

NLU Delhi had its Day Zero on Saturday, 1 April, this year, for a total of 20 jobs.

NLIU Bhopal had its Day Zero on 2 April.

We understand that NUJS Kolkata and Nalsar Hyderabad are both having their Day Zero tomorrow, with NUJS holding it over two days.

If you are a member of an RCC, please get in touch with us at to share your figures. For one, it would be a really nice thing for you to do, and it would also save us having to bother all the law firms to reconstruct the Day Zero tallies. Thank you :-).

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Like +0 Object -3 Maryada Ramanna 04 Apr 17, 14:08
19 PPOs a record??? Didn't NALSAR get 22 PPOs last year?
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Like +1 Object -1 kianganz 04 Apr 17, 14:12
Yes yes, right you are!

http://www.legallyindia.com/lawschools/nalsar-day-zero-2016-41-placed-in-most-sough-after-firms-mostly-through-ppos-20160530-7649

Is it still an NLS record though?
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Like +6 Object -1 Haha 04 Apr 17, 14:38  interesting
NALSAR last year counted vac schemes as PPOs. If NLS did that, they would have 23. And if you count that rejected offer, it's 24. :)
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Like +1 Object -3 Maryada Ramanna 04 Apr 17, 16:01
Even that way, one NALSARite rejected 2 TCs. So then also NALSAR would still hold the record :P There may be a mistake, but, those were TCs and not Vac schemes.
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Like +0 Object -0 Inquisitive 04 Apr 17, 16:47
Whatever suits you :)
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Like +1 Object -3 NALSAR Era 04 Apr 17, 18:36
One way or the other, we all know NALSAR beats NLSIU every damn time! Time has changed, folks!
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Like +4 Object -2 Ahem 04 Apr 17, 19:24
But the growing trend in NLS is that fewer and fewer people sit for recruitments and more are going off to lit, or write the civils, or whatever else it is that they do. It does seem like those folks are more preoccupied with doing things in life than competing with anyone.

In that spirit, isn't all this bravado just sad? They've stopped caring about competing with NALSAR, clearly. They just want good lives. Happy lives.

The one scene where NALSAR is killing NLS however is clearly moots.NLS mooting has gone down the drain.
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Like +1 Object -1 Math 04 Apr 17, 19:20
So wait..If we don't count rejections (which we shouldn't) then NLS really does have more PPOs. And isn't it kinda sad to compare when NALSAR has more students? And NLS has such a small recruitment class?
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Like +9 Object -0 kianganz 04 Apr 17, 19:23  interesting
Guys, no need to compete over 1 or 2 extra jobs here or there - everyone will be just fine! :)
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Like +0 Object -1 Wake up 05 Apr 17, 15:00
The strength at NALSAR for the batches till 2020 are the same
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Like +2 Object -0 Yes 04 Apr 17, 14:13
I think they mean record for NLS.
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Like +3 Object -0 Inquisitive 04 Apr 17, 14:32
Well that was including the vacation schemes, wasn't it?

Including NLS vacation schemes, the number would be 23 :)
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Like +4 Object -0 Hat-trick! 04 Apr 17, 14:29
Lol NLS has ended up with exactly 33 post day-zero jobs three years in a row now :p Wah, what peculiar constancy yaar.
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Like +1 Object -1 Inquisitive 04 Apr 17, 14:33
Do check the difference in size of the recruitment class in these years? :)
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Like +9 Object -0 Subba 04 Apr 17, 14:49  interesting
Who is this legend that rejected a PPO?
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Like +13 Object -5 Lol 04 Apr 17, 15:38  interesting  controversial
Must have been from Luthra
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Like +6 Object -0 Insider 04 Apr 17, 16:32  interesting
Was from S and R, actually. Rejected coz of choice of city.
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Like +2 Object -0 Lawskoolite 04 Apr 17, 16:34
It was S&R Associates, whose PPO was rejected.
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Like +3 Object -0 Insider 04 Apr 17, 16:51
The PPO was offered by S&R.
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Like +5 Object -0 Fan 04 Apr 17, 19:06  interesting
The name Gun, Sarangan.
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Like +1 Object -0 Sad! 04 Apr 17, 15:26
Would have been higher if JSA did not put in a hiring freeze. Btw Kian do you know why they aren't going to campuses this year? Too strange.
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Like +1 Object -0 kianganz 04 Apr 17, 15:29
Not sure, will try and find out...
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Like +0 Object -0 488 04 Apr 17, 15:43
so they are all confirmed of taking home around 16-18 lakhs p.a. !
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Like +0 Object -0 CuriousBenjamin 04 Apr 17, 16:14
Can Anyone elaborate the eligibility for sitting in day0?

Cannot comprehend why would anybody not want to sit for it?
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Like +7 Object -0 Batchmate 04 Apr 17, 16:52  interesting
People do not want to sit for it because they don't want corporate jobs. Law School is not all about day zero, people want to litigate, prepare for UPSC, judiciary and foreign studies.
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Like +0 Object -0 Rabbit 04 Apr 17, 17:21
These are generally students who don't want to work for firms. This includes those planning on pursuing Post Graduate degrees,Litigation, the UPSC, Policy work etc. Recruitment is mostly for law firms and subsequently other corporate houses, which many don't want to end up with.
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Like +2 Object -0 NLS critic 04 Apr 17, 18:16
You should how many people are going to end up not joining these jobs.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 04 Apr 17, 18:20
Pls being out a recruitment ranking of the top 20 law schools to help CLAT applicants. Tks.
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Like +2 Object -0 NLU Stud 04 Apr 17, 19:18
So only half the batch sat for placements? Interesting. Kian, why not track the record of the other students not pursuing corporate jobs?
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Like +0 Object -1 Ans 05 Apr 17, 13:33
7 out of top 20 batch ranks didn't sit for recruitments due to commitment to litigation primarily and upsc/ post graduation.
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Like +1 Object -4 Guest 04 Apr 17, 23:23
Kian I feel you overhype NLSIU. NLUD has better faculty and infrastructure, but this never gets highlighted
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Like +0 Object -1 JSA Insider 05 Apr 17, 01:21
Luthra and Trilegal are really shitty places to work at
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Like +0 Object -0 JSA Associate 12 Aug 17, 22:40
I speak from experience myself when I say JSA is no better.
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Like +1 Object -3 Fact 05 Apr 17, 09:48
In a year or two, NLUD will surpass NALSAR and NLSIU.
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Like +4 Object -4 Outsider 05 Apr 17, 10:21
Not sure about two years, but the one thing that NLUD is behind now is in terms of a good alumni base in terms of influence across the recruiters. That will change with time as its early graudates get promoted. One point of concern will be who succeeds Ranvir Singh as the VC. As has been seen so often, a good/bad VC changes the fortune of an NLU quite significantly, and even the biggest enemy of Ranvir Singh would acknwledge that a considerable part of NLUD's success has him as the orchestrator.
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Like +0 Object -0 Ass 06 Apr 17, 09:57
k.
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Like +1 Object -0 Requesting Clarificarion 05 Apr 17, 13:34
Kian if you are going to put up an insert about last year's Nalsar PPOs for comparison, please do correct NLS's number to 23 as well since the NALSAR number includes vac schemes.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 05 Apr 17, 21:04
Legally India is very behind in providing a ranking/comparison of different NLUs, especially tracking NLUD's progress.
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Like +1 Object -0 Insider 06 Apr 17, 17:11
A little birdie told me NUJS' Day Zero has yielded approximately 48 offers including PPOs and Vac Schemes. Kian, any truth in that?
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Like +2 Object -0 kianganz 06 Apr 17, 17:24
Quite possible, but college again has a policy this year of not confirming Day Zero figures, so we may have to confirm those from law firms... If anyone has a breakdown, please post here anonymously, which would make our life a bit easier :)
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Like +2 Object -0 GNLU Student 07 Apr 17, 09:18
Please teach GNLU to get Placement. As to make the percentage of Placement go higher they have reduced the number of seats. This will increase the Placement % not actual Placement.. Please teach them..We are loosing after paying so much fees
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Like +0 Object -1 Raghab 07 Apr 17, 19:30
34 jobs in GNLU
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