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Declining Summer firm post-clerkship

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:59 am

At the D.Ct. right now. I summered with a major firm in one major market but decided I wanted to go stay in the market where I am currently clerking. The firm has a large office there as well, but I decided to go with another firm because of fit and reputation in the new market. Now I have to tell the original firm I’m not going back. Anyone dealt with this experience and have recommendations?

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Re: Declining Summer firm post-clerkship

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:At the D.Ct. right now. I summered with a major firm in one major market but decided I wanted to go stay in the market where I am currently clerking. The firm has a large office there as well, but I decided to go with another firm because of fit and reputation in the new market. Now I have to tell the original firm I’m not going back. Anyone dealt with this experience and have recommendations?


I did this not too long ago. It was no big deal. I emailed their recruiting contact (the offer letter said I should get in touch with her), along with a couple of associates that I had developed a relationship with. Associates said stuff like "that's a great firm, congratulations." Recruiting person didn't even bother responding. This was a large office with a large summer class of people who have options—they know a significant percentage of their summers won't come back.



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