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NLU Jodhpur hits back: 56 desk jobs, 14 Luthra, one firang firm

Jodhpur: Solid foundations
Jodhpur: Solid foundations
Exclusive: At least 56 NLU-Jodhpur students have been placed in law firm or desk-based jobs in a batch of 87 students, unofficial sources have confirmed, with Luthra & Luthra hiring 14 students ahead of Trilegal with five, and one student securing a training contract with international firm Allen & Overy.

Other law firms such as Amarchand Mangaldas, Economic Laws Practice, Khaitan & Co, Nishith Desai Associates, Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan, J Sagar Associates (JSA) hired mainly smaller numbers through pre-placement offers (PPOs) this year (see table).

Last year Luthra & Luthra hired only six from NLU Jodhpur, with Amarchand Mangaldas picking up four and Trilegal being the record recruiter with seven. A total of 47 went to law firms, corporates or LPOs.

In total 41 students were recruited by a mix of mid-to-top-tier law firms, while 15 others were recruited by corporate houses, public sector undertaking (PSUs) and legal process outsourcing (LPO) companies.

In addition to the 56 students securing ‘desk jobs’, six other students are in the process of applying for judicial clerkships, nine would be pursuing active litigation while six other students are preparing for the judicial services or civil services exam, disclosed an NLU Jodhpur source. The career choices of four students were not accounted for or known by the source.

Around six students would be pursuing LLM degrees. Of those, at least four received offers from foreign universities such as Berkeley, Cornell, King’s College London and National University of Singapore (NUS).

Legally India did not receive official confirmation of the recruitment figures from NLU Jodhpur’s placement and internship bureau, which is run by a faculty panel, despite repeated requests made since early last week. However, reliable NLU Jodhpur sources have now confirmed the below data.

NLIU Bhopal placed 33 students with law firms or corporate houses, GNLU Gandhinagar had placed 69 (see stories below).

NLU Jodhpur 2011 campus and jobs recruitments

Name of the organisation

Number of students recruited

Luthra and Luthra

14 (includes 3 PPO's)



Amarchand Mangaldas

2 (via PPO's)

Allen and Overy

1 (via PPO)

Lakhsmikumaran and Sridharan

3 (includes 2 PPOs)

Khaitan & Co

2 (1 Kolkata, 1 Mumbai via PPOs)

J Sagar Associates (JSA)

2 (1 Gurgaon (via PPO), 1 Bangalore (via PPO))

Nishith Desai Associates

1 (via PPO)


1 (via PPO)



OSCL (Clifford Chance offshore centre)


Economic Laws Practice

2 (via PPOs)

Majmudar & Co


Rajeshwiri and Associates

1 (via PPO)

Mahindra & Mahindra

1 (via PPO)

Crawford Bayley

2 (via PPOs)

Clarus Law Associates

1 (via PPO)

Lall & Sethi

1 (via PPO)

Hindustan Zinc


Bharat Realty


Unique Dream Builders


Reliance Infra

1 (via PPO)





Transport Corporation of India


CPA Global



1 (via PPO)

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