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RMLNLU debut batch opts for bench; Amarchand, ICICI recruit most

RMLNLU hostels: Palatial. RMLNLU: Unpronouncable.
RMLNLU hostels: Palatial. RMLNLU: Unpronouncable.
Exclusive: At least 13 students in the very first graduating batch of RMLNLU Lucknow will be joining desk-based jobs, has placed out of which three were pre-placement offers (PPOs).

In Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU) Lucknow’s batch of 71 students graduating, 54 participated in the formal recruitment process.

Among law firms Amarchand Mangaldas was the biggest recruiter, hiring two students, while ICICI Lombard hired two and PricewaterhouseCoopers one student into the corporate sector.

Nine students would be pursuing judicial clerkships in the Punjab & Haryana High Court, while five students had been shortlisted for Supreme Court judicial clerkships.

Professor K.A. Pandey, as faculty-in charge of RMLNLUs placement committee, confirmed the figures (see table) and noted that a other recruiters were in the process of hiring further students at the moment.

According to sources from RMLNLU, Nishith Desai Associates, Lexis Nexis and HDFC Bank were some of the organisations that were continuing to be recruiting at the moment aiming to hire a few more students.

Sources also added that at least three or four other offers were made by legal process outsourcing companies (LPOs) but not accepted by students.

Pandey added that at least two students would be joining NLS IU Bangalore to pursue LLM degrees while a few other students had attempted the Common Law Admissions Test for further study and might join other Indian universities.

Franklin Pierce Law Centre New Hampshire and Society for African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) London are the foreign universities that have offered places to RMLNLU students for Masters’ degrees. One student also received an offer from University College London (UCL) but the offer was rejected, according to campus sources.

In addition to students joining law firms, corporate houses and at least 15 other students were preparing for the civil or judicial services exams while one student has cleared the preliminary exam of the Madhya Pradesh civil services.

RMLNLU Lucknow recruitment 2011 batch

Name of recruiting organisation

Number of students recruited

Amarchand Mangaldas


Clasis Law Delhi (formerly ALMT Legal)

1 (PPO)

Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives


ICICI Lombard


Juris Legal and Financial Services


Karanjawala & Co

1 (PPO)

Neeraj & Associates




PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

1 (PPO)

SJ Law


Larsen and Toubro (L&T)


Punjab & Haryana High Court Judicial Clerkship


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