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Amarchand leads 6 firms’ hire of 100+ 2014 grads; Jindal students secure 7 jobs

2014 recruitment milkround: Nearly complete
2014 recruitment milkround: Nearly complete

Amarchand has emerged as the most aggressive Indian early recruiter, having hired a total of 36 fourth-year law students to start in 2014, followed by Luthra & Luthra with 26 accepted job offers, and Trilegal and Khaitan & Co with 18 and 16 job offers respectively.

The six largest firms, also including AZB & Partners and J Sagar Associates (JSA) are traditionally invited by colleges first to recruit students one year before they graduate, and have already hired at least 102 students from law schools recently to start when they graduate in 2014 (see table).

Amarchand Mumbai partner Vandana Shroff, commenting on recruitments across the firm, said: “We are very pleased with our recruitment and we hope to continue to nurture talent within the firm.”

According to data supplied by five out of the six largest law firms, 10 law schools have benefited from law firms’ early recruitment efforts.

As previously reported on Legally India, Nalsar Hyderabad students received at least 25 offers from the six firms, followed by at least 21 accepted offers to NLSIU Bangalore students from the six largest firms (not counting three offers made by McKinsey & Co and S&R Associates).

NUJS also managed to secure accepted job offers for at least 21 students, while NLU Jodhpur has at least 10 accepted offers, according to the information provided by firms.

GNLU Gandhinagar, helped by Amarchand’s major recruitment round of six, matched NLU Jodhpur’s tally.

The big surprise entrant into the day zero table with seven offers was Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) Sonipat, whose 2014 batch will be the second ever to graduate from the college. Amarchand made four job offers to Jindal students, Khaitan hired at least two, and Luthra one.

It is understood that Khaitan may also hire from GLC Mumbai later, where the recruitment process is less structured than at most national law schools.

Update: Confirming NLU Delhi’s figures of Friday’s Day Zero and updating table. Updated Trilegal figures at NLU Delhi and Amity.

2014 jobs accepted at six largest Day Zero recruiters

  Total Nalsar NLSIU NUJS GNLU NLU Jodhpur JGLS NLIU Bhopal HNLU Raipur RMLNLU Lucknow NLU Delhi Amity Delhi
Amarchand 36 5 7 7 6 2 4 2 2 1    
Luthra 26 4 5 5   5 1       6  
Trilegal 19 4 4 3 3 2         2 1
Khaitan 16 4 3 3 1   2 2     1  
AZB* 9 6 2 1                
JSA 5 2   2   1            
Totals 108 25 21 21 10 10 7 4 2 1 9 1
*Firm not reachable for comment, data supplied by colleges, possibly incomplete.
Source: Law firms, unless otherwise indicated* between 6 and 10 May 2013. 

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