Contingency to Return as a 2L for 1L offer

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Contingency to Return as a 2L for 1L offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:44 pm

I recently received an offer from one of the Texas Big 3. Acceptance would require me to commit to five weeks at the beginning of the summer as a 2L as well. Wouldn't this prevent me from working with any other first-half firm? If that's the case, it seems like I'm essentially accepting an offer to work for this firm (assuming I'm not no-offered one of the summers), which is a little frightening. Or are first half firms willing to make exceptions for 2Ls constrained by this policy?

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Re: Contingency to Return as a 2L for 1L offer

Postby hookem14 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:59 pm

If this is referring to BB, they must have changed their policy. Last year if you accepted as a 1L you just had to come back for 4 weeks during 2L summer, and I'm pretty sure you could do that second half.

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Re: Contingency to Return as a 2L for 1L offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:58 pm

Yeah that's what I had been expecting. Clearly specifies fives weeks at the beginning of the summer.

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Re: Contingency to Return as a 2L for 1L offer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I recently received an offer from one of the Texas Big 3. Acceptance would require me to commit to five weeks at the beginning of the summer as a 2L as well. Wouldn't this prevent me from working with any other first-half firm? If that's the case, it seems like I'm essentially accepting an offer to work for this firm (assuming I'm not no-offered one of the summers), which is a little frightening. Or are first half firms willing to make exceptions for 2Ls constrained by this policy?


Different person, same situation. Honestly, I just accepted not really worrying about the specific language just because I had heard so much about the firm allowing summers to fulfill their requirement in the 2nd half. Can any 1L summers from last year chime in?

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Re: Contingency to Return as a 2L for 1L offer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:34 am

Original Anon

Yeah I'm worried this is something they changed this year because people ended up choosing a different firm.

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Re: Contingency to Return as a 2L for 1L offer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:04 am

I did two summers at big 3 firms. It sounds like a shift from previous years. I wouldn't expect another big 3 firm to accommodate that next summer.

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Re: Contingency to Return as a 2L for 1L offer

Postby bdubs » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:08 am

If you don't care about renewing your offer then you don't have to go back if they won't accommodate your other summer offers.




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