Declining 2L Reception

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Declining 2L Reception

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:10 am

Does it look bad if you can't make a firms rising 2L reception that you are particularly interested in? Is there a credited response on declining the invitation?

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Re: Declining 2L Reception

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:13 am

Why would you decline a chance for an informal interview with several firm members ?

Declining the invitation could be seen as a lack of interest in the firm.

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Re: Declining 2L Reception

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:19 am

a work obligation i cannot get out of

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Re: Declining 2L Reception

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:24 am

Try to share that you are very interested in the firm but have a work conflict. In my opinion & experience, it's not wise to miss the reception. You might be surprised at some of the petty reasons why major law firms no offer/refuse to interview an individual.

After rereading your original post, it may not be that significant if it's a general reception for all rising 2Ls.

Did you receive an invitation addressed specifically to you suggesting that a response is required ?

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Re: Declining 2L Reception

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:31 am

If you were specifically invited, you should try to go. No one will care if you missed a general reception.

If you were invited and can't go, I would suggest responding to the recruiter explaining that you have a work obligation, but would love the opportunity to meet with some of the attorneys while they are in town. Best case, recruiter sets you up with lunch/coffee. Worst case, it still looks like you tried.

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Re: Declining 2L Reception

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:40 am

These things are generic marketing events. There is no need to go.

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Re: Declining 2L Reception

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:48 am

thx for the help, all.

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Re: Declining 2L Reception

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:21 pm

I don't think anyone will care




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