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SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:36 pm

Okay so I'm very fortunate that I got 1L SA position last summer. And this upcoming summer I'll be splitting between two other firms. I really don't know which one I want after graduation, so I was wondering how soon after 2L summer do firms expect you to commit? I personally would like to keep all 3 potential offers open until I find out whether I get the type of clerkship I want following graduation. Then depending on whether or not I get the clerkship it would effect which firm I would want to begin with.

Thanks

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby Grizz » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:48 pm

I think there's a NALP rule on point, but your firms may not follow NALP, so ask them if you get the offers how long they want.

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby D-hops » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:57 pm

NALP wrote:Employers offering full-time positions to commence following graduation to candidates previously employed by them should leave those offers open until at least November 1 of the candidate’s final year of law school. Candidates should reaffirm these offers within thirty days from the date of the offer letter. Employers may retract any offer that is not reaffirmed within the 30 day period.

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby 005618502 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Okay so I'm very fortunate that I got 1L SA position last summer. And this upcoming summer I'll be splitting between two other firms. I really don't know which one I want after graduation, so I was wondering how soon after 2L summer do firms expect you to commit? I personally would like to keep all 3 potential offers open until I find out whether I get the type of clerkship I want following graduation. Then depending on whether or not I get the clerkship it would effect which firm I would want to begin with.

Thanks


Thats quite a position to be in, congrats! mind sharing school range and numbers (I am curious what one needs for 1L SAs these days)

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:11 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Okay so I'm very fortunate that I got 1L SA position last summer. And this upcoming summer I'll be splitting between two other firms. I really don't know which one I want after graduation, so I was wondering how soon after 2L summer do firms expect you to commit? I personally would like to keep all 3 potential offers open until I find out whether I get the type of clerkship I want following graduation. Then depending on whether or not I get the clerkship it would effect which firm I would want to begin with.

Thanks


Thats quite a position to be in, congrats! mind sharing school range and numbers (I am curious what one needs for 1L SAs these days)


top 5 school....top 10% in the class

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:11 pm

D-hops wrote:
NALP wrote:Employers offering full-time positions to commence following graduation to candidates previously employed by them should leave those offers open until at least November 1 of the candidate’s final year of law school. Candidates should reaffirm these offers within thirty days from the date of the offer letter. Employers may retract any offer that is not reaffirmed within the 30 day period.


OP here thanks

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby booasa » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Okay so I'm very fortunate that I got 1L SA position last summer. And this upcoming summer I'll be splitting between two other firms. I really don't know which one I want after graduation, so I was wondering how soon after 2L summer do firms expect you to commit? I personally would like to keep all 3 potential offers open until I find out whether I get the type of clerkship I want following graduation. Then depending on whether or not I get the clerkship it would effect which firm I would want to begin with.

Thanks


Thats quite a position to be in, congrats! mind sharing school range and numbers (I am curious what one needs for 1L SAs these days)


top 5 school....top 10% in the class

That almost certainly means Chicago

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:38 pm

booasa wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Okay so I'm very fortunate that I got 1L SA position last summer. And this upcoming summer I'll be splitting between two other firms. I really don't know which one I want after graduation, so I was wondering how soon after 2L summer do firms expect you to commit? I personally would like to keep all 3 potential offers open until I find out whether I get the type of clerkship I want following graduation. Then depending on whether or not I get the clerkship it would effect which firm I would want to begin with.

Thanks


Thats quite a position to be in, congrats! mind sharing school range and numbers (I am curious what one needs for 1L SAs these days)


top 5 school....top 10% in the class

That almost certainly means Chicago


why? there are 4 other schools in the top 5

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby mrloblaw » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:41 pm

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why? there are 4 other schools in the top 5


If you were HYS, you'd say HYS. Sort of like when I say T6, you (almost) know I'm at NYU. I'm guessing he has another reason for discounting Columbia.

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby Citizen Genet » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:21 am

mrloblaw wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
why? there are 4 other schools in the top 5


If you were HYS, you'd say HYS. Sort of like when I say T6, you (almost) know I'm at NYU. I'm guessing he has another reason for discounting Columbia.


If he were Yale, he wouldn't even say HS.

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:36 pm

Citizen Genet wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
why? there are 4 other schools in the top 5


If you were HYS, you'd say HYS. Sort of like when I say T6, you (almost) know I'm at NYU. I'm guessing he has another reason for discounting Columbia.


If he were Yale, he wouldn't even say HS.


I guess I'm just not up on the TLS lingo but I usually just rank stuff in 5's or 10's. Don't get the whole T6 stuff.

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:43 pm

mrloblaw wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
why? there are 4 other schools in the top 5


If you were HYS, you'd say HYS. Sort of like when I say T6, you (almost) know I'm at NYU. I'm guessing he has another reason for discounting Columbia.


Nah, I'm at H, and if I ever end up posting here to ask, I'd just say T6. While it is in the rung of HYS, I feel like the employment situation can be different depending on what you're talking about. I think Stanford to San Francisco, for example, is different than from Harvard. H also doesn't have the small size and therefore general value of being rare that Yale has.

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby Renzo » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Citizen Genet wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
why? there are 4 other schools in the top 5


If you were HYS, you'd say HYS. Sort of like when I say T6, you (almost) know I'm at NYU. I'm guessing he has another reason for discounting Columbia.


If he were Yale, he wouldn't even say HS.


I guess I'm just not up on the TLS lingo but I usually just rank stuff in 5's or 10's. Don't get the whole T6 stuff.


While T6 is not exactly a perfect distinction, randomly picking a number like 5 or 10 is 100% arbitrary. You could not possible pick a top ten list of law schools in any meaningful way. Top 5 is nearly as arbitrary, but at least people will generally understand that you mean to snub NYU.

Do you talk about the 'big 5' accounting firms? Did they make an oopsies and forget two countries when they formed a club of the G8 economies?

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Re: SA at 3 firms before graduation

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
why? there are 4 other schools in the top 5


If you were HYS, you'd say HYS. Sort of like when I say T6, you (almost) know I'm at NYU. I'm guessing he has another reason for discounting Columbia.


Nah, I'm at H, and if I ever end up posting here to ask, I'd just say T6. While it is in the rung of HYS, I feel like the employment situation can be different depending on what you're talking about. I think Stanford to San Francisco, for example, is different than from Harvard. H also doesn't have the small size and therefore general value of being rare that Yale has.


More Importantly, What do you Harvard students think of John Cochran and his survivor antics?




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