Nalsar Hyderabad: Places 28, and gets first 2018-batch confirmed training contract with foreign law firm this seasonNalsar Hyderabad: Places 28, and gets first 2018-batch confirmed training contract with foreign law firm this season

Nalsar Hyderabad has placed 27 students with domestic top tier law firms out of a batch of 72 by its first day of 2018 recruitments, or so-called Day Zero on 5 April, in addition to one actual high-paying job with a foreign law firm, and one vacation placement with a foreign law firm.

That includes 17 accepted offers via campus interviews held on Day Zero, in addition to 10 pre-placement offers (PPOs) made after students’ internships with firms.

The majority of offers came from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, at 8 (of which 7 were made via Day Zero campus interviews), followed by 5 each at Luthra & Luthra and Khaitan & Co (of which three and two jobs, respectively, came via campus recruitments).

Shardul Amarchand picked up a total of 3 (with one via campus), and AZB & Partners hired two via campus day zero.

TT&A also participated in campus recruitment but did not make any job offers that were accepted.

In addition, Nalsar’s 2018 graduating batch also received one vacation scheme from Linklaters - equivalent to an internship that could turn into a full job offer - and one early training contract from Allen & Overy - which is an actual job offer with a foreign law firm, paying £42,000 (Rs 33 lakh) in the first year, increasing to £47,000 in the second year, and £78,500 on qualification after completing two years.

The total batch strength at Nalsar is 72, according to the recruitment committee, with 30 students having sat for Day Zero. A total of 28 offers were made, of which 17 were accepted.

The RCC consists of Aayush Mallik, Akshita Pandit, Amritha Kumar, Angeline Benny, Balaji Subramanian, Praveen Singh and Rakshanda Deka, and expressed gratitude to the firms that participated in the Day Zero process, according to a statement.

At the end of May 2016, Nalsar’s Day Zero performance appeared nominally slightly stronger than today’s, at 36, with 18 PPOs (excluding vacation schemes) and 18 Day Zero offers, in-part due to PPOs by a greater number of law firms than this year. Correction: The earlier published article mis-stated that 2016’s Day Zero figures were at a later date in the year, when in fact they were from around the same time in early April (despite having been released later).

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Nalsar Day Zero recruitments for 2018 graduates

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Like +0 Object -0 Nonsense 08 Apr 17, 00:46
I am not sure of what you mean when you say the NALSAR's 2016 Day Zero figures included a number of other firms and job offers. As is evident from the link which goes with the article -,

the figures only include offers from entities which participated on Day-zero/PPOs. Offers made by other recruiters are not a part of the figures. Just because the figures are released a couple of months later does not mean new entities have become a part of Day Zero.

In this regard, please refer to your own article which was published on the 12th of April, 2016 -

Please make the necessary corrections to the article.
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Like +4 Object -11 Guest 08 Apr 17, 04:15
I would say that this should be the ranking of law schools on an overall basis (placements + infra + faculty + moots):

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Like +5 Object -3 Darkseid 08 Apr 17, 10:41
I am yet to find out any indication of NALSAR having ever beaten NLSIU or NUJS in terms of placement at least over the past decade, not that it's a competition. The more jobs, the merrier, I say! About infra, probably yes. Faculty is fairly comparable, with both NALSAR and NUJS having their share of good and bad ones. Moot, again, yes. NALSAR have had an edge in that for quite a few years now, with NUJS having stopped training properly for domestic moots.
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Like +0 Object -0 Be patient 08 Apr 17, 11:46
Wait for a couple of days. You'll get your indication.
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Like +1 Object -0 Be patient 08 Apr 17, 18:38
Here's your indication.
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Like +1 Object -1 Bro 08 Apr 17, 12:25
Nalsar had better figures in the last two years as compared to NLS and NUJS (in proportion to the batch size)
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Like +4 Object -0 Alma Hatter 09 Apr 17, 20:33
It's slightly difficult to have it both ways. On the one hand, you are claiming NALSAR's lesser number of DZ placements is better, because of the smaller batch. On the other, you are claiming 100% placement to be better, despite it having a smaller batch. Why not simply accept that the top 3 NLUs are still fairly comparable when it comes to placement instead? All of them have brilliant students and the credit for this goes squarely to them, rather than any cogent institutional contribution as such.
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Like +11 Object -3 SBA_Jesus 08 Apr 17, 11:11  interesting
I get that NALSAR has better faculty, slightly better infra (even in that god forsaken place you call your campus) and currently doing better at moots. But #1 ?, come on, No law school has a student body like NLSIU (No, Im not talking about CLAT ranks), its proactive, its fiercely independent and doing so much more than just moot and corporate jobs. We have huge debate culture, we take pride in our legal services clinic (that actual does work), we have student body that is diverse- public policy, UPSC, litigation, start-ups and we a support system like no other. We don't make differentiation based on ranks- once you are in, you are in.

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Like +0 Object -0 Request for correction 08 Apr 17, 09:01
Legally India: The figures for placements for Batch of 2017 is incorrect. On April 7, 2016 there were 41 accepted job offers as linked article shows. It does not include offers made by entities which came after day zero. Please make the corrections.

The published article itself makes it clear that there were 23 PPOs (including Vacation Schemes) and 18 Day Zero job. There is no scope for entities which came after day zero to be included within the figures at the end of day zero.
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Like +0 Object -0 Venky @ BH 08 Apr 17, 09:10
Batch of 2017, NALSAR had 41 offers by April 7th, 2016 (This includes only VS +PPOs & Day zero entities).

By April 30th it was 47 offers (this includes VS + PPOs + Day zero + two non day zero entities)

Batch of 2017 was way ahead than batch of 2018 in recruitment. Your last paragraph contradicts your previous articles.

Anyways, well done batch of 2018, your performance is beyond expectations.

P.S - I hope you understand realities of life and change attitude towards life. :) (This is intended towards few special one's of your batch).
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Like +1 Object -1 The Enlightened 08 Apr 17, 09:24
Is this the first time that you guys got a Training contract? You have highlighted this as if this is the first time a student of NALSAR got TC, even though this happens every year and with even more training contracts.
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Like +0 Object -0 Get your facts straigh 08 Apr 17, 09:40
Dear Legally India,

Please get your facts straight. NALSAR had 23 PPOs including Vacation Schemes with 18 accepted job offers as on day zero 2016. You have only reported that there were 41 jobs by the end of day zero as a note in your article on NLSIU day zero last week around. This is not a slightly better performance, rather is the best so far among all NLUs with a similar batch size!
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Like +1 Object -2 kianganz 08 Apr 17, 10:13
Hi - just double checking, since it's not clear from our 2016 article...

1) Since we've not been counting vac schemes as full job offers this year for some reason, but been accounting for them separately, Nalsar's day zero in 2016 got 18 PPOs and 18 Day 0 jobs.

2) Were all those PPOs given exactly as at 7 April 2016, or did some of these come in slightly later? I don't remember exactly what the situation was last year...
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Like +0 Object -0 Get your facts straigh 08 Apr 17, 10:54
All PPOs were processed before March 2016!
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Like +0 Object -2 kianganz 08 Apr 17, 10:57
Ok, thanks for confirming, will make a correction :)
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Like +2 Object -2 Just a suggestion 08 Apr 17, 11:29
Next time you don't remember/ you find that your own article is not clear, please check beforehand instead of getting things wrong.

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Like +0 Object -0 Clarifying 08 Apr 17, 10:39

1. At the end of Day Zero, we had two training contracts (two Vacation Schemes had been converted into training contracts) + 3 Vac Schemes.

2. None of the PPOs were received post Day Zero; all of them came in before Day Zero.

So, 38 accepted job offers and training contracts (Vacation Schemes not being counted).
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Like +1 Object -0 Marty Lipton 08 Apr 17, 13:35
How much is CAM paying to freshers?
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Like +0 Object -0 Insider 08 Apr 17, 19:12
Around 15 LPA.
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Like +3 Object -2 Alma Matter 08 Apr 17, 15:48
Another useless and absolutely stupid debate about which institution is better. Grow up guys, it does not matter who lands up with how many jobs. You should be more bothered about the market and the opportunities it provides now. Things are becoming tougher day by day, so cut the crap and concentrate on your own careers. Your institution will only be able to push you to get a good placement. From thereon you are totally on your own. And you will probably realise that you will have more meaningful relationships with ppl you are fighting with, now as to whose institution is better. So Grow Up. Stupid Freshers!!!
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Like +1 Object -0 Sirjee 08 Apr 17, 16:15
Dear Alma Matter,

Should you not be following your own advise? Why are you commenting on this anyway?
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Like +1 Object -0 Marty Lipton 08 Apr 17, 17:45
33 L is really low. All to firms in the US have raised the comp for a 1st year to 190000 USD.
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 08 Apr 17, 17:55
But that would also require investing $100k (??) into 1 year of law school first, and passing the bar exam and stuff, right?

UK law firms pay for your LPC and whatever else. But yes, technically we should maybe mention that Indian students need to do the LPC first before starting on a TC, right? (if that's still the case - I'm not sure I'm up-to-date there)
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Like +0 Object -0 Marty Lipton 08 Apr 17, 20:21
Right but even partners at firms like S&C, Wachtell and Davis Polk make about 3.5 million USD a year. The average PPP in these firms is over the 3.5 million USD a year mark. This is much more than what partners at Magic Circle firms earin in a year. My point being that joining a white shoe firm like Sullivan and Cromwell is more lucrative than Linklaters. Also, it is really hard to be made partner at top firms in the US. No person who has studied in India has ever made partner at a V5 (Vaullt 5) firm.Please note that V5 does not include White and Case and Kirkland.
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Like +1 Object -0 TC 09 Apr 17, 03:29
Hello Kian,

Indian students who receive TCs from English firms do not need to do the LPC, unlike their British counterparts. They directly join the firm and give what is known as the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) exam to qualify as a solicitor in England.

The only condition for giving the QLTS exam is that you need to be a registered advocate in India before they recognise you as a solicitor

I hope this helps.
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Like +1 Object -1 Congratulations 08 Apr 17, 18:41
Well in all the melee, everyone forgot to congratulate the Class of 2018. A talented bunch who I am sure will do well.
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Like +4 Object -1 What! 08 Apr 17, 21:50
Their recruitment figures are not great. It's time the RCC and those still yet to be introspect
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Like +0 Object -0 Dementor 09 Apr 17, 16:04
Kian when you make your placement rankings please keep in mind the batch size. NLSIU and NALSAR are the best because the batch sizes are small. NUJS and GNLU are bigger, and Jindal is huge. Last time you unfairly ranked Jindal above some NLUs, and the Jindal VC uses this ranking in his email signature file (I can show you the email, my friend shared it).
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Like +1 Object -1 Guest 10 Apr 17, 19:33
All you idiots criticising NALSAR, Legally India officially declared NALSAR as having the best placements in the last recruitment rankings. So just keep your mouth shut.
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