Centre for Internet & Society

The Campus Recruitment Committee of the Class of 2017, NUJS is proud to confirm that NUJS has once again topped the placement tally among the premier national law schools, in terms of number of jobs, for the year 2016-17 with the graduating class having secured offers for all its 78 members who partook in the recruitment process.

The blog post by Simran Sahni was published in Livelaw on June 10, 2017.

The number of students hired by the domestic law firms on Day Zero with a tally totaling 57, inclusive of the 24 accepted pre-placement offers (PPOs).

The ‘Big 7’ firms contributed to 53 of these jobs and ICICI Bank recruited 4. New recruiters including Indus Partners and Singh & Associates hired from campus this year, picking three students each. Three students bagged offers from international law firms: Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, and Allen & Overy respectively.

The salaries remain the same as last year with the average foreign firm package ranging from INR 38 lakhs to 44 lakhs for traineeships and the average domestic firm packages ranging from INR 8 lakhs to 18 lakhs. The firm with the highest domestic package was AZB and Partners, Mumbai.

Additionally, more than six students this year have decided to pursue higher education. Students have received admission offers in LLM from Harvard Law School, Cambridge Faculty of Law, NYU Faculty of Law, London School of Economics and Graduate Institute Geneva respectively. Charting new courses, while one student opting for a master’s in management has been offered admission at the renowned London Business School, another joined as a policy officer at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore. Interestingly, even the topper of the class opted out of placements this year and set a new record by being the third in the line of scholars from NUJS to secure the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University. Similarly, students have also decided to take up the meritorious one year Young India Fellowship program at Ashoka University.

With the current placement figures, NUJS beats all market trends to secure the highest number of job offers among premier law schools. The Class of 2017 also marginally trumps the record of the Class of 2016 in terms of total number of ‘Big 7’ jobs, even with a large chunk of the batch opting out of campus recruitment and pursing litigation, higher education, civil and judicial services and roles in think tanks and other non-profit organization's - the results of which shall be released by us as and when they come.

This entire feat would not have been possible without the support of the respected Vice Chancellor, Prof. P. Ishwara Bhat, CRC team and faculty advisor Ms. Vaneeta Patnaik, and all the faculty members at NUJS.

NUJS has built an exceedingly steady placement record for itself over the years. The placement figures for the Class of 2017 of NUJS are now live on the website here.