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NLU Delhi places 15 students after Day Zero: Cyril (and probably Shardul) top recruiters, Khaitan, Luthra, Trilegal take 6 [CORRECTION]

NLU Delhi has placed 21 students graduating in 2017 after its Day Zero, reported Bar & Bench.

Correction: the NLU Delhi Rcc has confirmed that the total number of accepted offers was 15, not 21. We regret the error and have reached our for further clarification.

Bar & Bench reported that eight firms participated in Day Zero - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Luthra and Luthra, Talwar Thakore & Associates, Jyoti Sagar & Associates, Khaitan & Co, Argus Partners and Trilegal –  but did not provide a breakdown of hires from each.

According to data supplied by each firm, Cyril Amarchand hired five from NLU Delhi all in Day Zero interviews, while Khaitan & Co hired a total of three.

Shardul Amarchand was not able to confirm detailed figures for NLU Delhi recruitment at the time of going to press, but considering current trends in other Day Zeros, it would have picked up a similar number to Cyril Amarchand.

JSA was also not reachable to confirm detailed figures for NLU Delhi at the time of publication.

Legally India understands that Talwar Thakore did not participate in Day Zero but made a pre-placement offer (PPO) to an NLU Delhi student.

Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills respectively offered one and two vacation schemes, according to Bar & Bench.

Last year, NLU Delhi on its Day Zero had also sewn up 20 jobs and four vacation schemes.

This year’s Day Zeros:

To be updated with final figures. If an NLU Delhi RCC member or student reads this, please do get in touch to confirm final figures at

If any other law school RCCs would like to pro-actively share their Day Zero figures, please get in touch with us.

NLU Delhi Day Zero estimates

Firm PPO Day 0 Total
Cyril Amarchand   5 5
Khaitan & Co     3
Luthra & Luthra 0 2 2
Trilegal 0 1 1
Talwar Thakore 1 N/A 1
Shardul Amarchand     ?
JSA     ?
Argus Partners     ?
Total confirmed     12
Total (according to B&B)     21

Source: Legally India and law firms

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.

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