Also from Deana on Avue:Timing of Offers and Response Deadlines
Offer clearance requests are starting to arrive from the formal HP and SLIP participants, so this is a great time to remind you about the Departments policy regarding the time a candidate is afforded to respond to an oral offer. Please note that the Department follows the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) guidelines for issuing offers.
OFFERS TO CURRENT LAW STUDENTS:
a. Offers to current law students issued prior to December 15 must remain open for 28 days or until December 30th, whichever comes first.
(1) When issuing an offer, components can request that candidates reaffirm the offer within 14 days from the date of the offer. Employers that have requested this reaffirmation may retract any offer that is not reaffirmed within the 14-day period.
(2) Components requesting reaffirmation should provide candidates with information about who to contact and the form in which reaffirmation is requested (e.g., telephone, email).
b. Offers to current law students made after December 15 should remain open for at least two weeks.
OFFERS TO LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES:
o Offers to law school graduates should remain open for two weeks.
GENERAL INFORMATION APPLICABLE TO ALL OFFERS
o Components have the discretion to extend the response period.
o Generally, components provide basic salary information to applicants as a part of the oral offer.
HP salary guidance is posted at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/a ... d-benefits
SLIP salary guidance is at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/s ... n-benefits
Best of luck to all!