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More ‘desk jobs’, Amarchand offers for GNLU’s mammoth batch than NLS, Nalsar

The future of GNLU is made of wood
The future of GNLU is made of wood
Exclusive: With a near-final figure of 69, more students in GNLU Gandhinagar’s 2011 batch have found legal office-based jobs than those at top colleges NLSIU Bangalore and Nalsar Hyderabad, with Amarchand snapping up 15 and another 12 at the Gujarat-based school heading abroad for LLMs, out of a batch of 155.

NLSIU had placed only 63 students with so-called desk jobs, while Nalsarites landed 57 jobs with domestic and foreign law firms or corporate houses. Compared to both those schools, however, GNLU did not get any offers from firms outside of India and far less large-scale recruitment from India’s largest and highest-paying law firms.

Between 85 to 90 students had participated in the recruitment process of the GNLU's committee on recruitment affairs (CRA) and only seven of the total recruitments were done through pre-placement offers (PPOs), according to faculty placement coordinator Swetlana Vanar.

Law-firms hired 41 students in all with Amarchand Mangaldas hiring 15 students and emerging as by far the biggest recruiter.

Mostly local public sector undertakings (PSUs) mopped up another 11 students and other corporate houses recruited four students. Six other students where hired by LPOs including Pangea3 and Clifford Chance’s offshore legal centre OSC.

Three students decided to join the not-for-profit PRS legislative research; while one student decided to opt for the NGO Centre for Social Justice.

One student opted for the now annual GNLU programme deputing one to the International Law Commission in Geneva as a research assistant over the summer.

Vanar confirmed the statistics, which were first published on Legallypedia’s rolling recruitment wiki by the GNLU’s CRA. She also added that a few organisations had indicated a desire to recruit a small number of additional students from GNLU in the near future.

In addition to the 69 desk-jobs, GNLU student and regular Legally India blogger Napster estimated that roughly 35 students would decided to pursue a career in litigation with one other student joining the judicial clerkship at the Punjab and Haryana Hugh Court.

LLMs

According to an authoritative GNLU source, a total of 12 students received offers from the following foreign colleges to pursue masters degrees in law:

  • Oxford University,
  • Berkeley Law School of the University of California,
  • four from the National University Singapore (NUS),
  • two from New York University (NYU),
  • two from Kings College London,
  • one from Edinburgh Law School in Scotland and
  • one from McGill University in Canada.

Duplicate offers for two students also came from:

  • the London School of Economics (LSE) for an NUS offeree, and
  • Golden Gate, Pace and Leeds colleges for one-offered NYU student.

One student would do a post-graduate degree at the Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

GNLU’s CRA provided live updates of its recruitments alongside on the Legallypedia rolling law school recruitment tracker Wiki, alongside several other law schools.

The Campus Recruitment page contains all officially reported campus recruitment stories to date.

GNLU Gandhinagar 2011 batch placements

Recruiting law firms

Number of students recruited

Amarchand Mangaldas

15 (1 Delhi, 14 Mumbai)

Trilegal

2

Khaitan

1

Luthra and Luthra

1

Wadia Ghandy and Co.

2

Economic law practices

2

BMR Advisors

1

A & M Law Offices

1

Priti Suri and Associates

1

Platinum partners

1

Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan

3

Rajani Associates

1

Y.J. Trivedi and associates

3

King and Partridge

1

Tax Law Chambers

2

Narasappa Doraswamy and Raja, Bangalore

1

Harish Jagtiani and Associates

1

GC Garg and Co

1

Titus and Co

1

Other recruiters

Pangea3

4

OSC Knowledge Centre

2

SBI Capital

2

Centre for Social Justice

1

Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Power

5

Bajaj Allianz

2

Union Bank of India

1

PRS Legislative Research (PRS)

3

Gujarat State Financial Corporation

2

Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board

1

Gujarat Industrial Development Board

5

Punjab and Haryana Judicial clerkship

1

Chambers of Advocate Anil Dewan

1

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