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Extension for full-time offer

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:19 pm
by Anonymous User
Hey TLS,

Searched through the archives but couldn't find anything on this subject exactly.

Anyone have experience with obtaining an extension on their full-time offer for the firm at which they were a summer associate?

Thanks!

Re: Extension for full-time offer

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:22 pm
by SmokeytheBear
Anonymous User wrote:Hey TLS,

Searched through the archives but couldn't find anything on this subject exactly.

Anyone have experience with obtaining an extension on their full-time offer for the firm at which they were a summer associate?

Thanks!


Why do you need the extension?

Re: Extension for full-time offer

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:24 pm
by NoLongerALurker
Do you mean like a deferral, or like an "extension" to respond to the offer?

Re: Extension for full-time offer

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:26 pm
by Anonymous User
SmokeytheBear wrote:
Why do you need the extension?


OP Here - I have some non-law interviews scheduled for after the deadline (e.g., banking, consulting). But in case those don't pan out, I don't want to lose out on the sure fire offer right now.

Looking for an extension of the offer deadline by a few weeks.

Re: Extension for full-time offer

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:29 pm
by SmokeytheBear
Anonymous User wrote:
SmokeytheBear wrote:
Why do you need the extension?


OP Here - I have some non-law interviews scheduled for after the deadline (e.g., banking, consulting). But in case those don't pan out, I don't want to lose out on the sure fire offer right now.

Looking for an extension of the offer deadline by a few weeks.


Curious what others have to say about their experiences with this. Unless you craft some fanciful lie, I can't imagine this coming off as anything other than trading up and the firm getting upset.

Re: Extension for full-time offer

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:25 pm
by elendinel
If anything I'd contact the other employers and tell them you got an offer/ask if they cam move their interviews up before the deadline; I can't think of a situation where asking them to give you an extra week for non-law interviews is going to pan out well.

Re: Extension for full-time offer

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:36 pm
by lavarman84
Worst comes to worst, accept the offer and renege.

Re: Extension for full-time offer

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:41 pm
by rpupkin
I don't understand the quandary. Accept the offer. If you find another job you like better, accept that offer and inform the firm that you won't be joining them next fall. This kind of thing happens frequently with clerkships, for example.