Reason to Delay Offer Acceptance?

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Reason to Delay Offer Acceptance?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:34 pm

Is there any reason to delay accepting an offer from a firm that you believe you will inevitably choose? Have heard back from all firms that I interviewed with at this point (have two offers). It's only been a week so I have time, but I'm wondering if there's any incentive to waiting?

One bonus I can think of is that some firms get higher yields than they anticipated on offers, but only want to hire a certain number (increasing the chance of no-offers at the end of the summer.) Then again if I accept now then they can consider that before extending further offers.

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Re: Reason to Delay Offer Acceptance?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:48 pm

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=195524

I don't see any advantage in waiting if you have no chance of getting more offers, and there is a tiny chance that the firm may have a higher yield than expected and attempt a soft pull of your offer, as discussed in the linked thread.

You should obviously wait if you might change your mind between the two offers.

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Re: Reason to Delay Offer Acceptance?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is there any reason to delay accepting an offer from a firm that you believe you will inevitably choose?


No.

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Re: Reason to Delay Offer Acceptance?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:One bonus I can think of is that some firms get higher yields than they anticipated on offers, but only want to hire a certain number (increasing the chance of no-offers at the end of the summer.)

Even if this happens, they won't tell you and you won't know.




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