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NUJS 2019 final recruitments: 90 jobs for 124, including 50+ BigLaw • Judicial, civil services prove popular

NUJS 2019 CRC celebrates, claims ‘highest number of placements’ across NLUs
NUJS 2019 CRC celebrates, claims ‘highest number of placements’ across NLUs

NUJS Kolkata’s 2019 graduating batch has scored a total of 90 accepted job offers, including 47 from India’s seven largest law firms and three training contracts with foreign firms (full breakdown below).

According to the campus recruitment committee (CRC), a total of 121 job offers had been made and a “substantial number of students opted out of the recruitment process in order to prepare for civil and judicial services examinations”: 13 went for civil services and 7 for judicial exams.

At least 4 students chose to pursue graduate studies at places such as Cambridge and Oxford (one via the Rhodes scholarship), as well as at Geneva and Rajasthan University.

The CRC accounted for 7 students as moving into litigation, including one judicial clerkships at the Supreme Court.

We have requested figures on the total batch size - which we estimate at around 115 - and student participation in the CRC; we will update the article when we receive this information from the CRC.

Update: The 2019 batch strength was 124, the CRC confirmed. NUJS’ CRC does not have a subscription process and applications are open to anyone who does not hold a job, it said.

Law firms

Out of the corporate law firms, AZB & Partners and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas were the largest recruiters, picking up 12 and 11 students respectively.

Trilegal and L&L Partners hired 8 and 7 respectively; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co and IndusLaw each hired 4; Talwar Thakore & Associates scored 2.

One student each won a lucrative training contract Linklaters, Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills.

In-house

The Steel Authority of India was the largest recruiter from the corporate sector, with 9 accepted offers, followed by ICICI Bank with 4, and Thomson Reuters’ legal outsourcing operation with 3.

NUJS’ recruitment committee for the 2019 batch, over 2017-18 and 2018-19, comprised Aditi Somani, Ankita Agarwala, Aparimita Pratap, Guncha Dhiman, Isha Choudhary (coordinator), Mishail Khan, Shubhankar Jain, Tanmai Shukla (coordinator).

The CRC commented: “The continued success of NUJS in providing stellar job opportunities for its students would not have been possible without the incredible effort of the CRC members, past and present, the support of our current faculty advisor, Mr. Anirban Mazumdar, and all other faculty members as well as the entire administrative staff of NUJS.

“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support of our alumni network whose guidance ensured these results.”

Vis-a-vis Day Zero

The figures tally with our Day Zero report from 2018, which had reported up to 20 offers from AZB, 18 from CAM, 16 from Trilegal, 8 each from L&L and SAM, and 3 from Khaitan, though the CRC declined to confirm figures or acceptances at the time.

At the time, TTA had made 2 offers, IndusLaw 4 and JSA 1, while ICICI had made 4 offers.

At the time, there were a total of 3 foreign firm vacation schemes in the bag.

Domestic Law Firms

Name of the Firm No. of Hires
AZB and Partners 12
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 11
Trilegal 8
L&L Partners 7
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas 4
Khaitan and Co. 4
IndusLaw 4
Talwar Thakore & Associates 2
J Sagar Associates 1
Clarus Law Associates 1
Pathak and Associates Law offices 1
ChirAmrit LLP 1
S Jalan and Co. 1
PLA Advocates 1
Anand and Anand 1
Agarwal Law Associates 1
Keystone Partners 1
Algo Legal 1

Foreign law firms

Name of the Firm Vacation Scheme/s (overlapping with TCs) Number of Training Contracts (TC)
Linklaters LLP 1 1
Allen & Overy LLP 1 1
HSF 2 1

Corporate/In House/LPO

Name of the organization No. of Hires
Steel Authority of India Ltd. 9
ICICI Bank 4
Thomson Reuters LLP 3
GAIL (India) Ltd. 2
SVF Entertainment 1
Anand Rathi Wealth Management 1
Ernst and Young 1

Law Chambers/Litigation Firms/Judicial Clerkship

Chamber/Court No. of Hires
Chamber of Mr. Adit Pujari 1
Chamber of Mr. Pradeep Bedi 1
Chamber of Mr. Ashim Sood 1
Litigation in High Court/Trial Court 3
Judicial Clerkship (Supreme Court of India) 1

Higher Studies

University No. of Students
BCL, Oxford (Rhodes Scholarship) 1
L.L.M., University of Cambridge 1
L.L.M., The Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID) 1
L.L.M., Rajasthan University 1

Other Career Avenues

Career Avenue No. of Students
Preparation for Civil Services Examinations 13
Preparation for Judiciary Examinations 7
Preparation for Other Government Services Examinations 2
ODRWays 2
LAMP Fellowship 1
Young India Fellowship 1
Weinstein JAMS Fellowship 1
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