Should you tell your summer firm you accepted a clerkship?

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Should you tell your summer firm you accepted a clerkship?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:47 am

The firm I am summering at does leave offers open if you end up clerking. This raises interesting questions: (1) if I tell the firm about the clerkship and I'm no offered, did I lose anything?; (2) if I don't tell the firm about the clerkship until offered, the offer isn't held over, so see #1; and (3) will I be treated differently during the rest of the summer if the firm doesn't emphasize clerkships (or offer bonuses for them)?

Thoughts?

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Re: Should you tell your summer firm you accepted a clerkship?

Postby lolwat » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:12 am

The firm I am summering at does leave offers open if you end up clerking.


Do you mean "doesn't"? Because this sentence doesn't make sense with your other questions, especially:

(2) if I don't tell the firm about the clerkship until offered, the offer isn't held over, so see #1


I don't know the answer to your question, though. Sometimes firms don't officially "keep offers open" for reasons (conflicts type purposes?) but there is still an understanding that you can/will return there after the clerkship.

I personally think if you have a COA/DCT/SSC clerkship that a firm that (1) doesn't emphasize clerkships / (2) doesn't keep offers open / (3) would no-offer you for accepting a clerkship PROBABLY isn't worth going back to after that clerkship anyways.

So I don't think you lose anything either way, but the "right" thing to do would be to tell them.




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