Breaking early decision contract for work opportunity?

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zephyr36
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Breaking early decision contract for work opportunity?

Postby zephyr36 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:06 pm

I was admitted through ED at a T14, but I have been offered a unique work opportunity that could help me in my future law career and make me interesting to potential employers. What are the politics of not attending next fall after being admitted through ED? I have not yet made up my mind on whether I would choose to defer.

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Re: Breaking early decision contract for work opportunity?

Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:09 pm

I believe withdrawing from ED is fine as long as you don't go to another law school this cycle.

That being said, I think the only negative ramifications is that the school might waitlist/reject you if you reapply there.

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Re: Breaking early decision contract for work opportunity?

Postby zephyr36 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:11 pm

bk1 wrote:I believe withdrawing from ED is fine as long as you don't go to another law school this cycle.

That being said, I think the only negative ramifications is that the school might waitlist/reject you if you reapply there.


I thought the same thing, and I believe that I would like to reapply there even if I don't defer. The reason I'm thinking about reapplying is that A. I sent my application relatively later and B. I would hope that my experience (and perhaps another go at the LSAT) might give me some $$.

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Re: Breaking early decision contract for work opportunity?

Postby zephyr36 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:02 pm

Does anyone have any other thoughts on this?

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Re: Breaking early decision contract for work opportunity?

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:40 pm

Defer for a year.




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