Anonymous User wrote:Also, is it not kosher to turn down an offer around this time? I guess a better question is: how many of you 2Ls and 3Ls turned down offers in hopes of getting something more of what you wanted farther down the road?
You can turn down 1L offers and nonpaying offers are not incredibly hard to come by. Turning down a nonpaying offer for a small chance at a firm is an easy call to make. If you're trying to get a more preferable nonpaying job (e.g. turning down a state AG offer because you'd rather work for the DoJ), turning down is up to you. Turning down means you might get something you want more, but it might also backfire and get something you want less in addition to having to spend more time job searching. Yes you may not get what you want, but in the end, as long as you have something legal, it doesn't matter. Just keep it mind that pretty much all 1L legal jobs are going to be looked at in the same light come OCI. They won't care whether you worked for the DoJ, USAO, CoA, state AG, local PD, whatever. It really is all the same for the most part.