Reneging this late in the game

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If I get an offer from a biglaw firm, should I reneg on the midlaw firm?

Are you kidding!? Dump the midlaw firm and never look back at that TT cesspool.
You're retarded for considering leaving midlaw glory. Stay put, otherwise your legal career is over.
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Re: Reneging this late in the game

Postby 005618502 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:41 am

zomginternets wrote:I'm usually anti-reneging, but in this situation I would. In addition to all of the reasons stated above, exit options out of biglaw are just infinitely superior to the average midlaw firm. This decision will change the trajectory of your entire career, so don't worry about one (douchey-sounding) firm getting butthurt.

Completely agree. Trust me, they wont care as much as you think. Also, who cares if they do.

1) 75k v. 160 COME ON
2) bullshit offer rate

I would tell them that the offer rate is why you made your decision the way you did, that is to risky and if you get no-offered, finding a job will not be easy.

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Re: Reneging this late in the game

Postby romothesavior » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:57 pm

+1. Shitty offer rates are always a legit reason for renegging.

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Re: Reneging this late in the game

Postby Sheffield » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:46 pm

The OPs situation is a no brainer. However, I wonder what the school would say (or could do) about someone reneging from a solid respectable firm because of a $10K-$15K salary difference (given all else was equal).

IMHO schools probably run into this “break your word” dilemma more often than one might suspect. Other than having to face a stern lecture, not sure about the potential consequences (if any).

This question is kind of in the same vain (as in “thanks” but “no thanks), what is the feeling about putting yourself out there during OCI while you are working an SA?

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Re: Reneging this late in the game

Postby cinephile » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:01 pm

Also, this is why I never tell career services anything.

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Re: Reneging this late in the game

Postby fatduck » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:20 pm

cinephile wrote:Also, this is why I never tell career services anything.

exactly. you can guarantee they will only act in their own best interest, and they don't want to piss off a local firm that pays for OCI slots every year.

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