After accepting, can I ask to split between offices?

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After accepting, can I ask to split between offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:35 pm

I accepted an offer with a NY firm with ~150 attorneys late last week just days before my offer was set to expire. I have ties to both NY and DC and have struggled with deciding which was my first choice all along. Once I got the offer in NY, I was afraid to ask about splitting with their much smaller DC office because they cut that summer program the last 3 years, plus I didn't want to seem like I lied about wanting NY. I still haven't decided whether I want to work in NY or DC after graduation, but I def want to split the summer now. I just found out that my significant other will be in DC for the next year AND that the DC office is taking 1-2 summer associates this summer. Would I be jeopardizing my chances to get a full-time offer if I ask about splitting between NY and DC now? (Keep in mind that I used almost all 28 days to accept.) If I ask, what should I give as my reason for this sudden interest in the DC office?

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Re: After accepting, can I ask to split between offices?

Postby ph14 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I accepted an offer with a NY firm with ~150 attorneys late last week just days before my offer was set to expire. I have ties to both NY and DC and have struggled with deciding which was my first choice all along. Once I got the offer in NY, I was afraid to ask about splitting with their much smaller DC office because they cut that summer program the last 3 years, plus I didn't want to seem like I lied about wanting NY. I still haven't decided whether I want to work in NY or DC after graduation, but I def want to split the summer now. I just found out that my significant other will be in DC for the next year AND that the DC office is taking 1-2 summer associates this summer. Would I be jeopardizing my chances to get a full-time offer if I ask about splitting between NY and DC now? (Keep in mind that I used almost all 28 days to accept.) If I ask, what should I give as my reason for this sudden interest in the DC office?


Just ask, say you wouldn't mind checking out the DC office and meeting the people there. Worst they say is no. Just make sure to be polite.




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