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Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:07 pm

Hey. Got an offer from SEC yesterday, which is great news, but they have only given me until Monday to accept.
This puts me at a bit of dilemma because I have two interviews lined up with law firms, and am still waiting to hear back from few other law firms atm (though I think chances are slim for those).

Assuming that no firm miraculously gives me an offer by next Monday, what should I do?
I know it's foolish to give up on a SEC offer but still I don't want to miss out on the prospect of an 1L law firm summer.

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby bokampers » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:37 am

Take SEC; continue on interview tour; take firm job if you get & prefer it

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:Hey. Got an offer from SEC yesterday, which is great news, but they have only given me until Monday to accept.
This puts me at a bit of dilemma because I have two interviews lined up with law firms, and am still waiting to hear back from few other law firms atm (though I think chances are slim for those).

Assuming that no firm miraculously gives me an offer by next Monday, what should I do?
I know it's foolish to give up on a SEC offer but still I don't want to miss out on the prospect of an 1L law firm summer.


If you wouldn't mind, could you share a few details? Is this for Chair Honors and if so did you intern with them?

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby TEIAM » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hey. Got an offer from SEC yesterday, which is great news, but they have only given me until Monday to accept.
This puts me at a bit of dilemma because I have two interviews lined up with law firms, and am still waiting to hear back from few other law firms atm (though I think chances are slim for those).

Assuming that no firm miraculously gives me an offer by next Monday, what should I do?
I know it's foolish to give up on a SEC offer but still I don't want to miss out on the prospect of an 1L law firm summer.


If you wouldn't mind, could you share a few details? Is this for Chair Honors and if so did you intern with them?

Reread the original post. OP is a 1L. SEC did not run the Chair Honors program this year due to the hiring freeze.

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:30 am

bokampers wrote:Take SEC; continue on interview tour; take firm job if you get & prefer it


Thank you for your reply. Does this mean that it's OK to back out of a job even if you've committed to it? I feel like there will be repercussions?

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:47 am

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bokampers wrote:Take SEC; continue on interview tour; take firm job if you get & prefer it


Thank you for your reply. Does this mean that it's OK to back out of a job even if you've committed to it? I feel like there will be repercussions?

Check with your career services. My school would ban you from participating in OCI for that kind of behavior though.

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby gaddockteeg » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:16 pm

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bokampers wrote:Take SEC; continue on interview tour; take firm job if you get & prefer it


Thank you for your reply. Does this mean that it's OK to back out of a job even if you've committed to it? I feel like there will be repercussions?


Ask to split the summer. The SEC will accommodate you.

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:46 pm

how long ago did you interview with them?

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby dogger » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:25 am

I’d go with the SEC. It is an awesome 1L job and no better or worse than a 1L firm job to me except for lack of salary.

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby CPA-->JD » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:10 am

dogger wrote:I’d go with the SEC. It is an awesome 1L job and no better or worse than a 1L firm job to me except for lack of salary.

What makes it awesome?

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby dogger » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:26 pm

CPA-->JD wrote:
dogger wrote:I’d go with the SEC. It is an awesome 1L job and no better or worse than a 1L firm job to me except for lack of salary.

What makes it awesome?


To me it's a reputable federal agency known for having a good internship program. A bunch of people at my law school go there each year, and I've only heard good things. I am not saying it's better than a law firm, but in my (risk averse) opinion, a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby dogger » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:27 pm

I also agree you can always accept and then keep interviewing. When you set dates (should you get both), you can try to split the summer.

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby sparty99 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey. Got an offer from SEC yesterday, which is great news, but they have only given me until Monday to accept.
This puts me at a bit of dilemma because I have two interviews lined up with law firms, and am still waiting to hear back from few other law firms atm (though I think chances are slim for those).

Assuming that no firm miraculously gives me an offer by next Monday, what should I do?
I know it's foolish to give up on a SEC offer but still I don't want to miss out on the prospect of an 1L law firm summer.


I reneged on DOJ after getting a 1L firm job. It is really an easy decision. Unpaid internship or firm job?

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:26 pm

sparty99 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hey. Got an offer from SEC yesterday, which is great news, but they have only given me until Monday to accept.
This puts me at a bit of dilemma because I have two interviews lined up with law firms, and am still waiting to hear back from few other law firms atm (though I think chances are slim for those).

Assuming that no firm miraculously gives me an offer by next Monday, what should I do?
I know it's foolish to give up on a SEC offer but still I don't want to miss out on the prospect of an 1L law firm summer.


I reneged on DOJ after getting a 1L firm job. It is really an easy decision. Unpaid internship or firm job?

Did your school not care? Mine has a strict policy about reneging on employers

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Re: Accept SEC offer vs. Wait for law firms?

Postby sparty99 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
sparty99 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hey. Got an offer from SEC yesterday, which is great news, but they have only given me until Monday to accept.
This puts me at a bit of dilemma because I have two interviews lined up with law firms, and am still waiting to hear back from few other law firms atm (though I think chances are slim for those).

Assuming that no firm miraculously gives me an offer by next Monday, what should I do?
I know it's foolish to give up on a SEC offer but still I don't want to miss out on the prospect of an 1L law firm summer.


I reneged on DOJ after getting a 1L firm job. It is really an easy decision. Unpaid internship or firm job?

Did your school not care? Mine has a strict policy about reneging on employers


I did not apply specifically through my school. But if you get a 1L firm job there is a strong possibility that they will invite you back so there's that...



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