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Day Zero 2019: Jindal Sonepat places 23 students, CAM picks up most with Trilegal, AZB, Luthra

04 May 2018
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Legally India

JGLS Sonepat has concluded its so-called Day Zero interviews, which were staggered between April and concluded in early May, resulting in a total of 23 accepted jobs for students graduating in 2019.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) was the largest recruiter, with 8 total job offers accepted, followed by Trilegal with 4 jobs, and each of AZB & Partners and Luthra & Luthra with 3 jobs, according to figures shared by the placement cell with us.

In addition Economic Laws Practice (ELP) picked up 2, Argus Partners 1 and P&A Associates 2 students via a pre-placement offer (PPO).

Separately from those figures, two additional students picked up assessment internships at ELP, while two have accepted US JDs at Cornell University.

JGLS assistant dean of careers office, Prof Anuranjan Sethi, commented in a press release: “We are focused on deepening & widening our recruiter base across various segments of legal industry to shape students’ imaginations and catering to their constantly evolving career aspirations of our students.”

JGLS dean and Jindal Global University vice chancellor added: “We expect several other domestic and international law firms to hire from our future graduating batches as several law firms have signed MoUs with our university for offering internships to our students.

“JGLS prides itself for facilitating a diversified range of professional opportunities to its graduates. These opportunities are not limited to corporate law firms, but also include in-house counsel positions at corporations and business enterprises, consultancy firms, investment banks, think tanks, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations, government agencies, litigation practices at lawyers’ chambers and judicial clerkships with judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. Internships have become the most preferred route for hiring law students by Indian and international law firms, and we will continue to focus on expanding this network.”

The total batch size for the 2019 batch is around 300

2018 recruitments still ongoing

It is understood that final recruitments for the 2018 batch are still ongoing, but according to JGLS’ press release, jobs this year have come from law firms such as CAM, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM), AZB, Nishith Desai Associates, ELP, Trilegal, Khaitan & Co., J Sagar Associates, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Karanjawala & Co and others,

According to JGLS, “over 16 new corporate recruiters have been added to JGLS’ recruiter list this year so far which include Aquilaw, ARA Law, Bharucha & Partners, Godha Law Chambers, Jurisperitus Law, Law Rato, Lawyers at Work, Mundkur Law Partners, Prasoon Legal, Samvad Partners, Singh & Singh Associates, Star India, Tatva Legal, Thomson Reuters”, and “organizations including Volkswagen, I-PAC and Ruia Group are currently conducting their recruitment process for the graduating batch while several others are currently in the pipeline”.

For the 2018 batch, English law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has offered one training contract to a JGLS graduate.

JGLS 2019 Day Zero figures