Top law firms pick NLSIU cream

Last Updated 30 August 2014, 18:28 IST

Placement offered to most of the students passing out next year

. As many as 12 LLB (Bachelor of Law) students from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) who will graduate in 2015, will be working with the largest law firm in the country.

This will be the largest number of students from a batch of total 72, to be employed by the AMSS or Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.

While seven students have accepted all the pre-placement offers (PPOs) made by the firm during their internship, another five accepted the offers made during the recruitment process in April, known as “Day Zero.”

The pre-placement offers are usually made before or after the internship, or before the commencement of the placement process in April.

Six Indian law firms accounted for 32 among the 38 job offers made so far for the batch, with rest of the six offers being shared between two foreign law firms, a bank and a finance company.

Another eight students were recruited by Khaitan and Co, making it the second firm to place the highest number of students from the institute. Four among eight students have accepted the PPOs, while the rest accepted in April. Four each were recruited by law firms, Luthra and Luthra and Trilegal.

While Luthra and Luthra made one PPO and three offers in April, Trilegal made all the four offers in April itself. Law firm AZB and Partners recruited one student.

Although S&R Associates did not participate in “Day Zero,” it however, made three PPOs, all of which were accepted by the students. Similarly, the Deutsche Bank and the JM Financials recruited one student each. A total of four students will be heading towards foreign shores to work in London-based law firms, Herber Smith and Allen and Overy.

“On an average, Indian firms usually offer a pay package of around Rs 13 lakh per annum, while foreign firms like the ones in London shell out anywhere around Rs 40 lakh per annum,” said Shanshank Reddy, a student member of the Recruitment Coordination Committee, NLSIU.

A total of 20 students will be taking part in a recruitment process for companies like ICICI and Deloitte that will take place shortly. “Five are appearing for the UPSC examinations next year. A few may practise law or apply for LLM (Master of Law). Meanwhile, the placement process for the remaining students is still on,” added Shashank.

(Published 30 August 2014, 18:28 IST)

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