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  • Understanding 2L Summer Expectations With Your 1L Summer Firm Employer

    February 24, 2022

    If you are planning to join a large law firm for 1L summer, do you have a clear sense of the firm’s expectations for 2L summer? If all goes well this summer, does the firm require a “touchback,” meaning 2-4 weeks at the firm during 2L summer, to receive a permanent offer from the firm?

  • Turning Down Offers

    February 8, 2022

    If you want to decline an offer, remember that even declining an offer is an opportunity to build your reputation and cultivate a relationship. Handle it professionally by following these guidelines.

  • Deciding Between or Among Offers

    February 3, 2022

    If you are deciding among offers, review our website on Evaluating Offers for guidance on narrowing down the choices and the factors to consider. Note that once you do accept an offer, you are expected to honor your commitment to that employer.

  • Requesting Extensions on Offers

    January 27, 2022

    At this point in the 1L summer job search, you may be receiving offers from some positions while still interviewing for others. If an employer has extended you an offer with a deadline that does not allow you enough time to interview with and decide between other employers, you may ask the first employer to extend their decision deadline.

  • Juggling Your 1L Job Options

    January 13, 2022

    The wide variety of options are one of the positive aspects of the 1L summer, but that same variety can cause stress when an employer gives you an offer with a quick deadline. What do you do when you get an offer for a summer position, but you still have some outstanding interviews scheduled?

  • No offers from EIP?

    September 8, 2021

    If you have not yet secured an offer from EIP, we encourage you to reach out to OCS. Perhaps you will receive an offer soon from a firm with which you did callback interviews, but the process moves quickly, so now is the time to take action on a backup plan just in case. Either schedule an appointment with an OCS adviser or take advantage of our walk-in hours.