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Withdrawing from State Court Application Post-Interview

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:33 pm

A couple of weeks ago I interviewed for a clerkship on a state court; I am still waiting to hear back. For a few reasons (none of which are related to the court or the judge), I've decided I would rather take a law firm position I was offered rather than clerking. I am considering calling the judge to withdraw my application before she makes a decision; is it poor form to withdraw after the interview? I feel that it would be worse if I declined a potential offer if made one.

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Re: Withdrawing from State Court Application Post-Interview

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:33 pm
A couple of weeks ago I interviewed for a clerkship on a state court; I am still waiting to hear back. For a few reasons (none of which are related to the court or the judge), I've decided I would rather take a law firm position I was offered rather than clerking. I am considering calling the judge to withdraw my application before she makes a decision; is it poor form to withdraw after the interview? I feel that it would be worse if I declined a potential offer if made one.
You can call and gracefully say you decided to accept an offer elsewhere. Agreed that it would be worse to decline an offer, if it were made.

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Re: Withdrawing from State Court Application Post-Interview

Post by nixy » Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:41 am

Yeah, just call and politely withdraw. Definitely better to do it now than if they call up to make an offer.

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