July 15, 2024

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JGLS’ Students Secure 4076 Internships, 1276 in Law Firms!

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4076 students of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University, enrolled in B.A.LL.B. (Hons), B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons), B.ComLL.B. (Hons), LL.B., LL.M., B.A. (Legal Studies) and B.A. (Criminology and Criminal Justice), have secured internships in various institutions and offices in the public and private sector.

These institutions include: law firms (1276 students), law offices (1091), NGOs (372), corporate houses (107), government organizations (63), research internships with leading academics and academic institutions (62) and other sectors (901).

The internships mentioned above extend across many practice-areas, e.g., criminal law, corporate law, environmental law, and human rights.

Out of the 1276 students who secured internships in law firms, around 500 of them are in the top 20 law firms in the country:

Firm No. of Students
Khaitan & Co. 82
Trilegal 58
AZB & Partners 41
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) 38
Dhir & Dhir Associates 32
JSA Advocates & Solicitors 28
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) 26
Indus Law 24
DSK Legal 22
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan 22
Veritas Legal 19
Dua Associates 17
Fox and Mandal 12
M. V. Kini Law Firm 11
K&S Partners 10
Karanjawala & Co. 10
Luthra & Luthra Law Offices 10
Saraf & Partners 10
Argus Partners 9
Economic Laws Practice 9

This whopping number is a result of the emphasis on the “practical” in legal education.

The curriculum and pedagogy—the “theoretical”—well-prepare the students to do the practicals as an extension of classroom instruction.

It is the irresistible urge produced in the classrooms to “observe”, “apply”, and “test” what has been learned that has resulted in this outcome.

Explaining the philosophy and approach of internships, Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University and Dean, Jindal Global Law School, states, “JGLS believes in the industry/community/professional “connect” with the law schools, as life at the law school leads to these domains of social functions, it is their destination.”

“Law schools cannot be the dead-end of a journey. It is law schools which make the students ready for performing various social roles, and in that scheme of things, who else but law schools can make inroads on the industries concerned and make pathways to their students to the profession and society”.

“Being conscious of this institutional and social role the Office of Career Services (OCS) of the university works throughout the year in setting the said connect by understanding the industry requirements and sharing the same with the law school. It is this mutuality which has led to the numbers and results which are before us”.

Prof. Padmanabha Ramanujam, Dean of Academic Governance. O.P. Jindal Global University explains the approach of the Office of Career Services, which he heads, towards securing internships and placements for students.

“The Office of Career Services (OCS) focuses on setting proper channels of communication between industry, faculty, and students. One of the major exercises which OCS carries out is interest-mapping of students which helps us understand student expectations, and we do match them with industry expectations which we constantly obtain through professional conversations.”

“This matching exercise that we do on a regular basis helps the right persons to be at the right places to yield right outcomes. The school also participates in this process by providing us with programme wise internship route maps which provide ideal internship progression”.

Gaurav Shukla, Assistant Professor and Director Career Services at JGLS, via an email to Lawctopus explained: “The success of our internship program is underpinned by a dual focus – a steadfast commitment to a student-centric approach and a keen understanding of recruiter requirements. For our students, we have implemented various initiatives, including the internship mapping exercise, regular open houses, and personalized counselling sessions conducted by our dedicated OCS Team members. These efforts ensure that we grasp the unique needs and aspirations of each student, providing tailored support for their professional journey”.

“On the recruiter front, we prioritize constant engagement through frequent meetings, allowing us to gain firsthand insights into their evolving requirements. This two-pronged strategy allows us to bridge the gap between student expectations and recruiter needs, fostering a symbiotic relationship that contributes to the success of our internship program”.

Note: For this post, we have relied heavily on the press-release shared by JGLS, Sonepat.

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