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Revealed: Nalsar had ‘better’ 2014 recruitments than NLS, while NUJS tied for 3rd with NLU-D (others lagged…)

Nalsar Hyderabad performed better than all national law schools, including NLSIU Bangalore, in finding placements for its 2013-14 graduates of its class of 2014, according to Legally India’s new rating of law schools recruitment results.

Nalsar’s “average job score” of 22, in India’s first ever transparent system of ranking the recruitment performance of law schools, is 5 points higher than NLSIU’s average of 16, which was marginally ahead of NUJS Kolkata and NLU Delhi, which were both at 15 points.

What this means is that the average Nalsar student was offered higher-paying or more competitive jobs than the average student at any other college in India (see full methodology below).

NLIU Bhopal and NLU Jodhpur followed, respectively, with 11 and 10.

According to the recruitment statistics reported by Legally India this year, AIL Mohali has done better than the remaining national law schools with a score of 9.

CNLU Patna and Nuals Kochi performed similarly, with a score of 8, while HNLU Raipur scored 6, with RMLNLU Lucknow and RGNUL Patiala both scoring 5.

GNLU Gandhinagar, which did not transparently disclose its recruitment data this year, was the worst performer this season according to Legally India’s metrics, with a batch-size adjusted score of only 4.

Legally India had published the recruitment data of the graduating batches of 12 national law schools and AIL Mohali this year.

  Average Job Score Batch-Size Adjusted Score
Nalsar Hyd'd 24 22
NLSIU B'galore 22 16
NUJS Kolkata 22 15
NLU Delhi 22 15
NLIU Bhopal 19 11
NLU Jodhpur 17 10
Nat'l Avg Score 19 10
AIL Mohali 14 9
CNLU Patna 11 8
NUALS Kochi 15 8
HNLU Raipur 14 6
RMLNLU Lucknow 16 5
RGNUL Patiala 13 5
GNLU Gand'r 28 4

Methodology

The scores take into account:

  • the recruitment results disclosed by each college this year and reported on Legally India,
  • the salaries and relative competitiveness of career options, divided into 4 tiers (see below), arrived at after discussions with a number of RCC members from different colleges, and
  • the total batch strength and the number of students accounted for in our reports.
  • To compute the average job score, each job was allocated between 10 and 40 points according to the 4 tiers (as in the table below).

The final batch-size adjusted score comes from multiplying the average job score by the percentage of students out of the total batch with accounted-for jobs.

NB- Before commenting, please note that:

  • This ranking is a work-in-progress, which will improve, be tweaked and adjusted in future years as colleges will hopefully become increasingly transparent in their data.
  • The tiers make no judgment on the relative desirability of each career choice or the quality of the employer, they are only a very rough classifications based on competitiveness.
  • This year’s ranking did not distinguish LLM degrees from each other, due to lack of bifurcated information on LLMs in the recruitment data of some law schools. All LLMs are therefore counted as Tier 4 this year. However, future Legally India rankings will group foreign ivy league and top UK law school LLMs in tier 2, national law school and other foreign law school LLMs in tier 3, and other law schools’ LLM and other higher studies in tier 4. However, this year all higher studies have been put into tier 4, and from next year lack of such data from any law school will imply a tier 4 LLM admission.
  • Similarly, we have treated named senior advocate employers as tier 3, while other named advocates were tier 4, and unnamed advocates or jobs in litigation were classified as tier 4. This will be tweaked in future years, so that unnamed advocate jobs will not be counted in this table.
  • We are open to feedback and fine-tuning the methodology to arrive at a fair and transparent method to evaluate the recruitment strength of law schools going forward.

More analysis to follow.

Tier 1 (40 points per job)

Tier 2 (30 points each)

Tier 3 (20 points each)

Tier 4 (10 points each)

Foreign law firms

Big 6 Indian law firms

Law firms (Starting salary approx Rs 5 lakh – Rs 10 lakh pa)

Low ranking Indian law firms (Starting salary less than Rs 5 lakh pa)

 

Top Indian law firms (starting salary approx Rs 10 lakh+ pa)

In house roles

LPOs other than Pangea3 and OSC

 

SC and HC judicial clerkships

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) – Pangea3 and OSC

Non legal jobs, non-legal entrepreneurial ventures, etc

 

 

Named senior advocates

NGOs, thinktanks, etc.

 

 

PRS Legislative and CIS

LLM and other higher studies**

**See NB above re LLM

Full data by tier (and source file)

 Full source data download: Excel spreadsheet

Category Tier All Totals Nat'l Score NLSIU Score Nalsar Score NUJS Score NLUD Score NLUJ Score NLIU Score GNLU Score HNLU Score RMLNLU Score RGNUL Score CNLU Score NUALS Score AIL Mohali Score
Foreign Firms 1 14 560 4 160 4 160 3 120 3 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indian firms (T2) 2 135 4050 22 660 26 780 28 840 18 540 12 360 10 300 13 390 3 90 2 60 1 30 0 0 0 0 0 0
Judicial clerkships 2 17 510 0 0 2 60 2 60 2 60 2 60 3 90 3 90 0 0 0 0 1 30 2 60 0 0 0 0
Named senior counsel 3 8 160 0 0 1 20 0 0 3 60 0 0 4 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indian firms (T3) 3 51 1020 0 0 5 100 11 220 5 100 4 80 4 80 3 60 6 120 6 120 0 0 1 20 4 80 2 40
In-house (T3) 3 94 1880 11 220 26 520 8 160 3 60 5 100 5 100 0 0 0 0 12 240 3 60 1 20 9 180 11 220
Lower Judiciary 3 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0
LPOs (T3) 3 27 540 0 0 0 0 5 100 0 0 0 0 2 40 0 0 1 20 8 160 0 0 0 0 4 80 7 140
NGOs (T3) 3 4 80 1 20 0 0 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 0
Named advocates 4 10 100 0 0 5 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 1 10 0 0
Indian firms (T4) 4 65 650 2 20 1 10 11 110 6 60 10 100 5 50 0 0 2 20 7 70 3 30 14 140 2 20 2 20
LLM/Further studies 4 78 780 6 60 0 0 9 90 7 70 1 10 8 80 0 0 2 20 5 50 13 130 12 120 10 100 5 50
LPOs (T4) 4 25 250 0 0 2 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 30 3 30 2 20 5 50 1 10 9 90
NGOs (T4) 4 7 70 0 0 0 0 3 30 0 0 1 10 2 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0
Other (T4) 4 48 480 2 20 0 0 0 0 4 40 6 60 0 0 0 0 15 150 5 50 3 30 2 20 0 0 11 110
Other litigation (unspecified) 4 34 340 9 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 70 0 0 7 70
    All Totals Nat'l Score NLSIU Score Nalsar Score NUJS Score NLUD Score NLUJ Score NLIU Score GNLU Score HNLU Score RMLNLU Score RGNUL Score CNLU Score NUALS Score AIL Mohali Score
Total jobs / score 618 11490 57 1250 72 1720 81 1750 51 1110 52 890 46 870 19 540 32 450 49 800 28 360 44 500 33 510 54 740
AVG JOB SCORE 18.6 21.9 23.9 21.6 21.8 17.1 18.9 28.4 14.1 16.3 12.9 11.4 15.5 13.7
Total batch size 1160 77 78 115 73 87 81 140 81 150 70 63 65 80
Batch Adjusted Score 9.9 16.2 22.1 15.2 15.2 10.2 10.7 3.9 5.6 5.3 5.1 7.9 7.8 9.3
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