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Easy money for NLS Bangalore: 100% jobs, strong domestic, int’l firm interest

NLSIU: Waits for them to come to Bangalore
NLSIU: Waits for them to come to Bangalore

NLSIU Bangalore has seen all of its 76 students in the 2011 batch kept busy after graduation, with 63 participating in the recruitment process and all of them finding desk-based jobs with Indian law-firms, corporate houses or foreign law firms.

Commenting by email on the recruitment figures, Saurav Samaddar on behalf of the outgoing recruitment coordination committee (RCC) said that the trend was consistent with last year, only that this year recruitment was biased more heavily towards law firms rather than companies, which had recruited more heavily last year.

In addition to the 55 students who were placed in Indian organisations, 8 were placed in foreign law firms such as Herbert Smith, Linklaters, Norton Rose, Allen & Overy and Ashurst.

Of those, only Norton Rose and Ashurst training contracts were secured via the RCC while for the rest were the fruits of students’ own endeavours.

Top domestic recruiters were Amarchand Mangaldas with 12, Luthra & Luthra with 7, and Trilegal and Dua-breakaway firm Tatva Legal with 5 each.

Domestically, only four jobs came through pre-placement offers (PPOs), while the rest were campus placement offers, said the RCC member.

In addition to the 63 students securing desk jobs, four students would pursue litigation as a career with one student each going to the high courts in Madras, Bangalore and Punjab and Haryana, as well as the Supreme Court respectively.

Two students each are trying to clear the judicial clerkship process and civil services. The remaining five students are going to pursue LLMs at foreign universities such as University of California, Berkeley (two students), Oxford University (two students) and Turin (one student).

Kumar added on behalf of the RCC that the recruitment process was slightly better than last year owing to the better market conditions and a large part of the batch was placed “early on this year” – 15 job offers were already made in May of last year by record-early recruiters.

The 2010 NLSIU batch saw weaker placements with only 96 per cent finding places, although again eight had joined foreign firms.

Comparatively speaking

Nalsar Hyderabad’s 2011 batch also hit a 100 per cent quota for a batch of 79, around one-and-a-half months before NLSIU, also benefiting from record early campus recruitment runs in early 2010.

Three Nalsar students received offers from foreign firms, while eight students received offers of which the vast majority consisted of top US and UK law schools.

NUJS Kolkata has not yet released its recruitment figures, which it is in the process of finalising.

Check out Legallypedia’s rolling law school recruitment tracker Wiki, as well as the Campus Recruitment page that contains all officially reported campus recruitment stories to date.

NLSIU Bangalore 2011 campus recruitment (all figures provided by RCC)

Domestic recruiters

Number of students recruited

Amarchand Mangaldas

12

Trilegal

5

Luthra & Luthra

7

J Sagar Associates (JSA)

3

AZB & Partners

1

Majmudar & Co

1

Mulla & Mulla

1

ITC

2

Tempus Law

1

Bank of India

4

McKinsey

2

Tatva Legal

5

HP

2

Khaitan & Co.

4

Financial Technologies

1

Wipro

1

Infosys

1

S & R Associates

2

Foreign firms recruiting

Number of students recruited

Herbert Smith

1

Linklaters

2

Norton Rose

3

Allen & Overy

1

Ashurst

1

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