I mean, I get that, but in my head I just doubt that a law firm of its stature simply sets out to hire X number of GULC students, with the idea being that they are just going to take the X best GULC students they get in. At the margins, at least, I doubt that they are so set on hitting a number that one student withdrawing/not accepting means they bump someone else up. And, if they really are so set on a number, what functional difference does it make if I withdraw, or get the offer and then let them know I won't be accepting?
Of course, like all of TLS, this is just the blind leading the blind, so who knows. I'll think hard about how serious I am about them tonight, and if I decide I really wouldn't accept IF I received an offer, I'll withdraw in the morning. Honestly, I'm just surprised by how people were ready to jump down my throat for waiting to see if they made me an offer. As much solidarity as I really do feel for my classmates, I really was high on STB going in, and worked hard to impress them at the screener and took the callback very seriously. My mind has changed since then, perhaps, but this is a challenging decision to make--so I thought it wasn't morally repugnant to try to understand my options more fully. Certainly all the threads on TLS in ABC v. XYZ vein have not been subject to such attacks.