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d04
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Accepting Offers

Postby d04 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:02 am

I just got an offer (by phone) for a summer associate position at a big US firm and was wondering what I have to do to formally accept the offer. I go to a non-US law school so my career centre has not been of much help..

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tfer2222
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Re: Accepting Offers

Postby tfer2222 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:17 am

Call whoever extended the offer and accept it verbally. Then maybe shoot them an email confirming your acceptance. Any way works really.


I think the real question is why I'm lurking TLS threads on a Friday night as a 2L. sigh.

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Re: Accepting Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:15 am

Is there a contract to be signed at some point ? Or even a formal acceptance received by mail?

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Re: Accepting Offers

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is there a contract to be signed at some point ? Or even a formal acceptance received by mail?

From my knowledge, some firms do and some firms don't. It doesn't really matter as they can fire you whenever they want.

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Re: Accepting Offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:15 pm

Is it normal to accept verbally? I called the recruiting manager and they said that I did all that I need to do and that I don't need to send any email. But I'm freaking out for some reason.
Is verbal acceptance usually sufficient?

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Re: Accepting Offers

Postby Helmholtz » Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it normal to accept verbally? I called the recruiting manager and they said that I did all that I need to do and that I don't need to send any email. But I'm freaking out for some reason.
Is verbal acceptance usually sufficient?


I accepted verbally. I don't know why you freak out. Be on the lookout for something confirming your acceptance (something will probably come via e-mail and snail mail). If you don't receive something in a little while, maybe follow up, but I doubt that will be necessary.

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Re: Accepting Offers

Postby Bosque » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:35 am

Helmholtz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is it normal to accept verbally? I called the recruiting manager and they said that I did all that I need to do and that I don't need to send any email. But I'm freaking out for some reason.
Is verbal acceptance usually sufficient?


I accepted verbally. I don't know why you freak out. Be on the lookout for something confirming your acceptance (something will probably come via e-mail and snail mail). If you don't receive something in a little while, maybe follow up, but I doubt that will be necessary.


I accepted verbally too ( I think everyone does), but I think I understand what you are going through. It seems like something that has been built up as incredibly important should have a more formal or substantial culmination. At least that is how I felt about it. Don't worry, you are done.

If you need a ceremonial act of some kind to get some closure, go make one for yourself. For example, when I got my summer offer I took my (now ex) girlfriend out and when I got my job offer I bought my parents a couple really nice bottles of wine. It doesn't really matter what you do, just try not to do something that throws your offer in your classmate's face.




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