Withdrawing from law school and summer 1L job

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Withdrawing from law school and summer 1L job

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 05, 2010 6:34 pm

Long story short: my grades this semester will blow, and I'm fairly certain that I will get no offered at the firm I was so lucky to get a job ab this summer because 1) grades and 2) I'm almost completely socially inept;people don't like me (I got the job through personal connections and luck).

My question is am I under any sort of legal obligation to tell my employer? I plan to work this summer to make the money to pay back loans for this first year, but I know I have no plans on returning to law school* (I plan to withdraw with enough hours to be granted an unconditional re-acceptance from my school should I ever change my mind). Has anyone ever heard of a situation such as this one?


Thanks for any constructive advice.

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Re: Withdrawing from law school and summer 1L job

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 05, 2010 6:42 pm

why would you be under any obligation other than an ethical one? as long as you don't tell anyone you're going to drop out until after the summer is over, who cares?

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Re: Withdrawing from law school and summer 1L job

Postby Renzo » Wed May 05, 2010 8:16 pm

Don't say anything. Instead, take the summer to think about your decision. Wait till you get your grades, see how you fit in at the firm. If at the end of the summer you still feel the same way, you'll have the cash in hand to pay back the loans. BUT if things don't end up as bad as you think, you don't want to sabotage yourself.

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Re: Withdrawing from law school and summer 1L job

Postby vanwinkle » Wed May 05, 2010 8:18 pm

Renzo wrote:Don't say anything. Instead, take the summer to think about your decision. Wait till you get your grades, see how you fit in at the firm. If at the end of the summer you still feel the same way, you'll have the cash in hand to pay back the loans. BUT if things don't end up as bad as you think, you don't want to sabotage yourself.

This. This exactly.

There's nothing unethical about doing this at the end of the summer if you're truly spending the summer reconsidering.

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Re: Withdrawing from law school and summer 1L job

Postby Action Jackson » Wed May 05, 2010 10:15 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
Renzo wrote:Don't say anything. Instead, take the summer to think about your decision. Wait till you get your grades, see how you fit in at the firm. If at the end of the summer you still feel the same way, you'll have the cash in hand to pay back the loans. BUT if things don't end up as bad as you think, you don't want to sabotage yourself.

This. This exactly.

There's nothing unethical about doing this at the end of the summer if you're truly spending the summer reconsidering.

+1.

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Re: Withdrawing from law school and summer 1L job

Postby reverendt » Wed May 05, 2010 10:22 pm

Two issues:
1) How do you know your grades already??? (and judging by the fact that yuo have a firm job your 1L summer you must be doing something right....)

2) You do realize that most people don't (and don't expect) to get an offer out of their 1L summer job right?




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