IAFG wrote:California Babe wrote:When I received offers from law firms, you can bet that the deadlines to accept were firmly implanted in my head. This is a decision that affects your entire career—how in the world could you possibly suggest that it is understandable for someone to forget that deadline? If you miss a deadline to accept a job, the assumed consequence is you don't get the job. If that leaves you unemployed after law school, how is that a less serious deadline than a filing deadline?
Your argument is essentially, "Law firms don't care if you can manage deadlines on your own, because other people will help you manage them." If a hiring attorney ever asks you how well you handle deadlines, I suggest you tell them you don't worry about deadlines because there is always a "team" to help you remember them.
How many weeks into the semester did you get your first offer?
What would this have to do with anything? I marked all of the deadlines on my calendar. I also referenced them constantly as I decided which firms to turn down and what/what firms to press where I was held. The firm I really wanted, I gave a 3-week/1-week warning that my deadline was approaching. Are you implying OP missing the deadline is understandable because he was busy? The fact he was busy just sells that he should have been tracking them in some manner better that just trying to remember what it said and assuming.