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57 roles for NUJS 2012 grads in law firms, in-house, LPO, fellowships, CLAT coaching

Exclusive: 57 out of a class of 100 NUJS Kolkata students graduating this year secured jobs with 26 organizations, through a mix of campus recruitment and applying independently, while almost a third of the remaining class opted to appear for civil and judicial service exams.

The NUJS Campus Recruitment Committee (CRC) for 2012 confirmed that 68 students participated in the recruitment process, though data on how many placements were secured through the CRC is not clear.

41 placements resulted for the batch of 2012 from Day Zero, Legally India reported last year.

As of today, 37 students are placed across 12 Indian law firms, while four foreign law firms have engaged five students.

Law firms

Amarchand Mangaldas and Luthra & Luthra led the 2012 batch’s recruitment tables. Amarchand recruited 10 students, two through pre placement offers (PPOs) and Luthra recruited nine, all through PPOs.

Trilegal made five PPO hires, while AZB & Partners and Bharucha & Partners hired three students each.

J Sagar Associates (JSA) recruited two students.

Majmudar & Partners, Vaish Associates, SRGR Law offices, Tule & Co, Athena Law Associates and Augustus Law Firm, each recruited one student.

Among the foreign law firms, European law firm CMS Cameron McKenna LLP led with two hires, while Allen & Overy, Linklaters and an Irish law firm hired one student each.


Eight students accepted in-house roles across three companies and two banks.

ICICI Bank was the lead in-house recruiter hiring three, followed by management consulting company Legal League Consulting which made two hires.

Deutsche Bank, insurance company Bajaj Allianz, and Steel manufacturer Shyam Steel Industries hired one student each.

Fellowships, CLAT coaches, LPO

Three students opted for research fellowships and were placed with Law for Change, LAMP, and PRS.

Six year old CLAT coaching institute CLAT Possible also recruited two students, while LPO Pangea 3 made one hire.


Nine students opted out of the placement process to appear for the civil services and the judicial services exams, eight applied for judicial clerkships and await confirmation.

Four students have secured LLM admissions, including one in King’s College London.

A few others are understood to be joining court practice.

The NUJS CRC 2012 coordinators Ashutosh and Kumar Rahul said in a statement: “The profile and number of recruiters have yet again shown the incredible faith that is reposed by the legal industry in the potential of students passing out from NUJS.”

“A CRC is only as good as the students it is trying to place and the batch of 2012 ranks among the best NUJS has ever produced” they added.

The total number of placements so far in the class of 2012 represents the number that was placed in law firms participating in last year’s batch’s campus recruitment alone. The CRC for 2011 secured 18 additional jobs, besides 57 law firm jobs, for the batch of 2011.

While Amarchand and Luthra were the leading recruiters for NUJS last year as well, Khaitan which made nine hires from the class of 2011, made none from the class of 2012.

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