YourCaptain wrote:swc65 wrote:YourCaptain wrote:goosey wrote:was told I would hear back by today by one place. havent heard back. its PI. should I accept that its not happening? I thought they at least let you know you didnt get it
if you have radio silence I'd just assume it's good as gone.
Nah, I had a firm cancel an interview and tell me they would get back to me as soon as they could. A couple of days went by and I thought it was surely gone. I emailed and it turns out the secretary had just forgotten to call. I have a second interview with that firm next week. These are very busy people and they do forget about lowly law students who want a handout.
Fine. Yours is an exception to the rule, but ok.
Goosey, call them. Some may say email, but it's incredibly easy to defer emailing back or to simply not email back at all.
If they want you, they'll accept you. If they don't, they'll tell you. Either way you're not sitting there in class waiting for your phone to ring with an offer.
calling is definitely the right step. these ppl are busy as fuck and 1Ls are very low on the list of priorities. That doesn't mean we're worthless, but in terms of getting stuff done we fall below keeping ppl out of jail, filing briefs on time, paying the staff, picking up the dry cleaning, etc, etc. I presume my emails will either be dealt with immediately(newest email in inbox and a response is sent immediately) or as one of the the last items on the list. being politely persistent is often the key to separating yourself from the pack.