The Office of Career Services(OCS) at JGLS runs a robust career mentoring and counselling program that comprises of JGLS faculty members from various walks of practice, helping students in appreciating different career paths and choosing the right one for them.
Office of Career Services (OCS) engages students in the career development process of exploring career options, identifying interest, gaining experience in a chosen field, preparing for the job, preparing for facing interview and achieving the career goals. For this purpose we offer a variety of programs, trainings and resources that will prepare you to succeed in your career.
The OCS at JGLS runs a robust career mentoring and counselling program that comprises of JGLS faculty members from various walks of practice, helping students in appreciating different career paths and choosing the right one for them. JGLS has entered into multiple MoUs and collaborations facilitate internships and placements for JGLS students and graduates. JGLS also has extensive ties within government, businesses, and civil society, which are used to assist in placing our students and graduates. Whatever one’s plans are after graduation our Career Development Services is there to help.
The various career development efforts led by OCS include workshops, guest lectures, industry talks, field visits to recruiters’ workplaces that sharpen students’ résumé writing skills, communication and interpersonal skills, presentation skills, industry intelligence, and help in gaining access to a variety of career opportunities that lie ahead of law graduates. These programs are run by OCS throughout the year to benefit students at different stages of their law school, starting from the first year, up to providing training and career opportunities to the JGLS alumni.
The Office of Career Services (OCS) at JGLS requires and assists students in pursuing at least one 4-week internship during each of their term-break during summer and winter. Such internships are pursued by our students in a variety of organizations and institutions both within and outside the justice administration system. The internship program at JGLS is designed and administered with a vision of broadening the horizon of career opportunities that students are able to seek post completion their of legal education, ensuring that all the students can leverage on the internship program towards fulfilling their diverse career
aspirations. Students are guided from their first day at the law school to understand the kind of internships they should be working towards and hand-holding is provided in understanding nuts and bolts of securing and succeeding in such internships.
The OCS also supports JGLS students in securing internships in their home towns and various cities around India through large database of recruiter contacts regularly maintained to ensure availability of diverse internships to cater to each students’ specific needs and requirements. JGLS students also receive mentorship in building their recruiter contacts and developing necessary soft and hard skills by becoming student representatives at OCS, thereby gaining an edge in furthering their career objectives.
Some of the International Internships are as follows:
Office of Career Services (OCS) at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) is setup with a mandate to promote professional careers of its students. OCS constitutes of JGLS students, faculty members, and administrative staff, and develops the agenda for developing the students’ careers and managing recruiter relationships.
I. Career Development –Traditional education in law, including its co-curricular and extra- curricular activities, form the basis of legal education across law schools in India and We at JGLS recognize that the traditional education in law is proving insufficient for professional development of law students for taking up transformative and leadership positions in today’s fast evolving legal market. In order to bridge this gap between education & professional training, OCS has developed innovative programs keeping students’ professional development at the heart of its agenda.
Pervasive professional training geared towards not just soft skills & language development, but also building students’ overall personality including confidence building and attitude training. Students are provided professional development training from their 1st year of joining the law school in order to assist them in managing their professional growth at different levels of law school. Interview handling skills, Group Discussions, Presentation skills, Résumé writing workshops, Personality development, etc. OCS currently has over 40 training modules being delivered each semester across various programs and batches of JGLS.
OCS has been consciously working to form industry collaborations with law firms, private equity funds, corporates & NGOs for developing & sourcing research projects to provide industry experience to the students. This also assists in building familiarity in the market for facilitating internship & placement opportunities for JGLS students. These collaborations take specific forms of short term practice focused courses offered at JGLS by partners & leading practice experts, and research & compliance labs on campus where students work with or without faculty experts. OCS currently has over 7 industry collaborations with law firms, LPOs, private equity funds and corporations.
OCS organized subject or practice area focused seminars and conferences each semester on and off campus. These conferences & seminars provide a valuable opportunity to JGLS students to gain in-depth understanding of various practices within law today being thematic events. Additionally, these events also provide an understanding of emerging careers streams for law students in the market today, and assists them in planning & working towards shaping their own careers based on their Last, these conferences /seminars also provide valuable networking opportunities for JGLS students who are often able to self- generate their own career opportunities. OCS currently organizes over 4 annual conferences and over 10 – 12 industry /subject area sessions each semester.
Internships are a key component of achieving OCS agenda for providing professional exposure and practical learning to supplement the classroom training of law. JGLS students follow a guided internship program, whereby they start their training from the 1st year with organizations which correspond to their legal knowledge and skills acquired. In the 1st year for the 5 years’ program, the students are encouraged to intern with NGOs, civil society organizations & research organizations as this assists the students in honing their research skills, and understanding the legal issues at the grassroots level. As they progress through law school, their internships diversify and include trial lawyers, regulatory departments, corporations, think-tanks, corporate law firms, litigation firms, start-ups, among others. During their senior years at the law school, OCS arranges ‘Assessment Internships’ whereby interested students are matched with hiring firms & organizations to be assessed during this internship for being given pre-placement offer (PPO). JGLS’ internship program provides students a wide exposure to the legal industry and practice skills which directly contribute to their professional development & career goals. OCS currently manages over 200 internships for JGLS students across various batch & programs.
JGLS has arranged several international internships in order to provide exposure to international legal industry to the students.
The notable international internships provided at JGLS include:
OCS organizes various sessions throughout the year to provide guidance & training to the students interested in pursuing their higher education after graduation from Some of the sessions include:
In addition to organizing the above sessions, OCS also collaborates with International Affairs Office for promoting its partner universities higher degree programs to the interested students in their final year. OCS also assists reputed foreign & Indian universities in visiting the campus for meeting with interested students and organizing information sharing programs of their higher education degree programs.
As many students at JGLS aspire for careers in public service, most notably Union Public Services Commission and Judicial Services Exams, the OCS has, through external coaching providers, arranged year-long on campus. This training is only available to the senior batch students who have demonstrated interest in pursuing careers in public service through their law school.
II. Placement Program –The placements at JGLS are a by-product of various career development activities performed through the course of a law students’ time at the law school. The focused activities begin from the penultimate year for JGLS students by organizing the on-campus hiring event titled ‘Zero Day Placement Event’. This event is historically meant only for top 8 corporate law firms, some foreign law firms and a few selected corporates, who prefer to hire talented law students in advance of their graduation.
The larger recruitment drive at JGLS takes place in the final year of law students when corporate, NGOs, and law firms are engaged for doing on & off campus hiring on rolling basis, through assessment internships, and direct hiring processes. Typically 40 – 50 organizations across various recruiter classes visit or engage with OCS for hiring throughout the final year of JGLS students.