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NLS Bangalore 2018 batch bags 34 Day Zero jobs, including record 19 PPOs [UPDATE-1]

Law firms’ strong interest in hiring at NLS and NLU Delhi on Saturday suggests that law firms are predicting good business in 2018...

NLS’ 2018 batch achieves possible record Day Zero PPO and recruitment figures
NLS’ 2018 batch achieves possible record Day Zero PPO and recruitment figures

NLSIU Bangalore’s Day Zero of recruitments yesterday (3 April) has yielded 30 job offers, alongside a record 20 pre-placement offers (PPOs), of which a total of 34 job offers were accepted.

Update-1 (5 April): One more accepted Day Zero offer has come in from Trilegal, taking the total accepted jobs from 33 to 34.

Out of the 20 PPOs, 19 were accepted by students, led by 8 PPOs at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, 4 by Trilegal, and 2 PPOs each at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

Note: Nalsar Hyderabad students had sewn up 23 PPOs last year. Note 2: That Nalsar figure also included foreign firm vacation schemes and was as at the end of May, meaning it also included non-Day Zero offers.

On campus, AZB & Partners hired the most, at 4, followed by 3 each by Luthra & Luthra and Trilegal, and 2 each by Cyril Amarchand and Khaitan & Co.

In addition, three foreign law firms have awarded four vacation schemes to NLSIU students - Herbert Smith Freehills (2), Allen & Overy (1), and Linklaters (1) - which traditionally have a decent chance of converting into a full-blown (and rather well-paying job if the internship goes well).

The NLSIU recruitment co-ordination committee (RCC) included Akshi Rastogi, Deepanshi Ahlawat, Kavya Gupta, Ritika Ajitsaria, Mathew Nevin Thomas, Satya Sahu and Varun Yadav. They commented: “We are happy firms have continued to keep faith in the National Law School of India University. We expect to have the entire RCC class placed soon.

“We are pleased to have had a stellar start to our recruitment season.”

The total batch size is 90, with 45 participating in the RCC, and 26 taking part in Day Zero.



Offers Accepted

Day Zero

Offers Accepted



1. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas 8 1 9
2. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 2 2 4
3. Khaitan & Co 2 2 4
4. S & R Associates (did not participate in Day Zero) 1   1
5. AZB & Partners   4 4
6. Luthra & Luthra 1 3 4
7. Trilegal 4 3 7
8. Hindustan Unilever (did not participate in Day Zero) 1    
  Total 19 15 34

Last year, NLSIU Bangalore students on Day Zero (on 2 April 2016) saw 16 accepted PPOs and 17 accepted Day Zero offers, for a total of 33 out of 53 students graduating in the summer of 2017 placed more than a year early.

NLU Delhi had its Day Zero on Saturday, 1 April, this year, for a total of 20 jobs.

NLIU Bhopal had its Day Zero on 2 April.

We understand that NUJS Kolkata and Nalsar Hyderabad are both having their Day Zero tomorrow, with NUJS holding it over two days.

If you are a member of an RCC, please get in touch with us at to share your figures. For one, it would be a really nice thing for you to do, and it would also save us having to bother all the law firms to reconstruct the Day Zero tallies. Thank you :-).

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