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Nalsar 2015 Day Zero: ‘New academic model’ reaps 29 jobs, including two Rs 90 lakh foreign job packages

Nalsar's getaway place (via Nalsar website)
Nalsar's getaway place (via Nalsar website)

Nalsar Hyderabad students graduating in 2015 have placed 29 students in confirmed jobs, including two 2015 job offers from international firm Allen & Overy (A&O).

The so-called Day Zero of recruitment, on 18 and 19 April 2014, saw seven law firms interview students before any other recruiters for the 2015 batch – Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, J Sagar Associates (JSA), Khaitan & Co, Luthra & Luthra, Talwar Thakore & Associates and Trilegal.

The firms made a total of 35 offers on Day Zero, of which 20 were accepted by students. Lakshmikumaran also offered one pre-placement offer (PPO), following an earlier internship of a student, and a well-known research organisation, the name of which could not be disclosed for confidentiality reasons, also made one PPO, alongside seven other PPOs and equivalent offers.

Amarchand was the largest recruiter, picking up nine 2015 graduates from campus interviews, followed by Khaitan that hired seven – five on campus on Day Zero, and two through PPOs.

Luthra & Luthra hired four through a mix of Day Zero offers and PPOs.

Two Nalsar students are also the first reported 2015-batch law students holding confirmed training contracts with a Magic Circle international law firm: Allen & Overy (A&O) offered two training contracts starting in September 2015.

Training contracts typically last two years: the paid-for Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) in the UK with a stipend of £7,000 (Rs 7 lakh), running contemporaneously with a two-year training contract at the firm: A&O pays £39,000 (Rs 39 lakh) to first-year trainees, and £44,000 in the second year.

... the seminal figures are a testament to the quality of the batch and the fact that the new academic model at NALSAR has indeed borne fruit

The total 2015 batch strength at Nalsar is 74, of whom 57 students participated in the RCC.

Nalsar’s RCC consists of Sandipan De, Nishant Prasad, Archit Bhatnagar, Anandita Thass, Tanay Agarwal, Anjali Rawat, Preethi Correa, Aymen Mohammed, Yashashree Mahajan.

In a statement they thanked their vice chancellor Prof Faizan Mustafa and registrar Prof Vijender Kumar, and wrote: “We believe that the seminal figures are a testament to the quality of the batch and the fact that the new academic model at NALSAR has indeed borne fruit. We are really upbeat about the market and see an increased interest in our students which would surely place the remaining candidates very soon.

“We also congratulate the RCCs of other law schools and wish students of the graduating class of 2015 across law schools find opportunities that match their aspirations.”

Acceptances in figures

  • Amarchand: 9 (all Day Zero)
  • Khaitan: 7 (5 Day Zero offers + 2 PPO)
  • Luthra: 4 (2 Day Zero, 2 PPO)
  • JSA: 2 Day Zero offers
  • Trilegal: 2 (1 Day Zero, 1 PPO)
  • AZB & Partners: 1 Day Zero offer
  • Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan: 1 PPO
  • Research organisation (undisclosed): 1 PPO
  • Allen & Overy: 2 training contracts starting September 2015 for three years (PPO equivalent)

2015 batch Day Zeros compared

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