Post-SA offer acceptance and deadline.

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Post-SA offer acceptance and deadline.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:47 pm

How did most of you accept your offers after summer associate program?
I accepted verbally but I'm worried that if they don't want me they can just say that there is no record of me accepting. Do they let former-summers know that they have not accepted before the deadline expires?

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Re: Post-SA offer acceptance and deadline.

Postby Uncle.Joe » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:30 pm

Why don't you just call recruiting/HR and ask if there is any paperwork you need to fill out to formally accept?

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Re: Post-SA offer acceptance and deadline.

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:06 am

I called to accept, and they also had a form they sent to fill out and send back.

But I don't understand your fear about them pretending they have no record of you accepting; it's employment at will anyways, if they don't want you for whatever reason they can cut you loose (or push back your start date, etc.) with no consequences.

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Re: Post-SA offer acceptance and deadline.

Postby somewhatwayward » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:15 am

Anonymous User wrote:But I don't understand your fear about them pretending they have no record of you accepting; it's employment at will anyways, if they don't want you for whatever reason they can cut you loose (or push back your start date, etc.) with no consequences.


Beat me to it....whether there is paperwork or not, they can basically cut you loose whenever. I don't know much about employment law, but if you have an oral contract with the firm after accepting your offer (essentially a promise) and you (reasonably?) rely on it and don't search for other employment and then your offer is rescinded in May, do you theoretically have an estoppel claim? Reliance damages could be a lot if it is the difference between biglaw and something that you scramble to find. I guess I am missing something here.

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Re: Post-SA offer acceptance and deadline.

Postby jessuf » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:43 am

somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:But I don't understand your fear about them pretending they have no record of you accepting; it's employment at will anyways, if they don't want you for whatever reason they can cut you loose (or push back your start date, etc.) with no consequences.


Beat me to it....whether there is paperwork or not, they can basically cut you loose whenever. I don't know much about employment law, but if you have an oral contract with the firm after accepting your offer (essentially a promise) and you (reasonably?) rely on it and don't search for other employment and then your offer is rescinded in May, do you theoretically have an estoppel claim? Reliance damages could be a lot if it is the difference between biglaw and something that you scramble to find. I guess I am missing something here.

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