Anonymous User wrote:learned that Legal Aid criminal practice gave out 10 early offers. these people did not receive their actual offers and won't until April but all of them turned down other offers and are committed to LAS.
Anyone have any insight on whether the rest of us can increase our chances by sending additional recommendations? or advice on how to leverage other offers with LAS?
I am not sure about sending additional recommendations, but I do know that LAS will call your recs if they are interested. I also successfully leveraged an expiring offer last year from another office to get LAS to make me an offer quickly -- but I had made it to the final round when I used my other offer as leverage. But it worked: LAS called my recommendations, made me an offer over the telephone, and even emailed me a written offer very quickly and before my other offer expired.
And I wasn't an early offer or former intern at LAS, FWIW.