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NLSIU 2017 Day Zero success: 33 placed as Shroff brothers pick up 17, plus 1 big-money A&O training contract

2017 looks bright for NLSIU batch
2017 looks bright for NLSIU batch

NLSIU Bangalore’s 2017-graduating batch placed 33 out of 53 participating recruitment coordination committee (RCC) members, out of a total batch of 81, on 2 April.

The 33-day-zero-jobs figure matches last year’s NLSIU tally of 33 Day Zero jobs, which was also held on 2 April.

The top recruiter this year was Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM), which picked up five students via pre-placement offers (PPOs), which are normally made to students after internships at a firm, and four accepted offers on the day zero on campus.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) recruited a total of eight, with four to join via the PPO route and four after campus interviews.

Khaitan & Co and Trilegal hired a total of 7 students, with a mix of PPOs and campus offers.

AZB & Partners and Luthra & Luthra recruited three and two respectively, solely from campus interviews, while Talwar Thakore & Associates hired one student after Day Zero campus interviews.

Samvad Partners and S&R Associates both did not participate in campus interviews but picked up one student each via PPO. J Sagar Associates (JSA) also attended Day Zero but did not return with any new hires.

One lucrative training contract has already been accepted by a student with London-headquartered international magic circle firm Allen & Overy (which pays Rs 39 lakh in the first year of training contracts, increasing to Rs 74 lakh after two years; Indian law firms pay up to around Rs 15 lakh per year at most to freshers). Two students have been offered a vacation schemes with Linklaters Hong Kong (vacation schemes have a good chance of being converted into a similarly well-paid training contract at the international magic circle firm).

With a whole year in the NLSIU recruitment season still to go, it seems likely that NLSIU will again hit its tally of 100% placements as it (and several other national law schools) did in 2015.

The 2017 RCC at NLSIU is run by Akshat Agarwal, Lavanya Chawla, Ishani Banerjee, Gaganjyot Singh, Nupur Raut, Sulakshan V. S., Surbhi Ajitsaria.

Also read: all our previous law school campus recruitment stories

Also read: Last year’s Day Zero figures at other law schools:

Nalsar Hyderabad got between 35-39 jobs on its Day Zero last year, NUJS Kolkata secured 40 jobs for its fourth years, NLSIU Bangalore’s Day Zero last year yielded 33 jobs and 4 vacation schemes, while NLU Delhi secured 20 jobs and 4 vacation schemes, NLIU Bhopal got around 22 jobs, GNLU Gandhinagar 24 jobs and NLU Jodhpur hauled in 31.

NLSIU I2017 batch Day Zero recruitment stats

  PPOs accepted Day Zero offers accepted Total accepted
Shardul Amarchand 5 4 9
Cyril Amarchand 4 4 8
Khaitan & Co 2 2 4
Luthra & Luthra 0 2 2
Trilegal 2 1 3
AZB & Partners 0 3 3
Talwar Thakore Associates 0 1 1
Samvad Partners 1   1
S&R Associates 1   1
Allen & Overy 1 training contract   1
Linklaters (Hong Kong) 2 vacation schemes    
Totals 16 17 33

Total class size: 81

Total RCC membership: 53

Day Zero: 2 April

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