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2Ls and 3Ls who have received offers from firms that recruit on campus but are considering public sector opportunities may take advantage of HLS recruitment policies that enable students to keep one law firm offer open through the spring. The relevant rule can be found in the OCS website’s Holding and Responding to Offers section.

Communicating with Firms about Holding Open an Offer

Although all firms that recruit on campus agree to this policy, you should approach the conversation as a request, not an entitlement. Be sure your communications are professional and provide some detail about why you want to hold the offer open. Discuss how to approach the conversation about holding open an offer with an OCS adviser.