Ok, so when you go to callbacks then do you send thank you notes to *each* person you interviewed with, even if it was over 10 people?
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on the condition that Fred already received the penny, Fred would not gain any benefit from his promise to give the Langdell to Pauline, and any detriment to Pauline would not be incurred afterwards in exchange for Fred's promise to give the Langdell.
Oh yeah and this.
He already had the penny, no? So this letter would be for PAST consideration whcih we all know it NO consideration at all.
Perhaps could argue that the consideration was one promise for the other?
In which case both would be enforceable.
BUT Consideration usually requires a bargained for excchange, and here, these conversations were not in relaton to eachother, therefore easy to argue that one did not make the promise to the other in return for the promise of the other.
Each was a gratuitious promise, which isn't enforecable without consideration
Then one would go on to the promissory estoppel as onsideration substitute. But I dont think it applies here for several reasons, the least of which there was no detrimental reliance here.
So, she's out of luck eh?
Should have negotiated it better?
« on: September 17, 2006, 12:22:16 AM »
Everyone in the first year works hard. Its the people who work smart AND hard who get the top spots.
I send thank you notes because it's the proper thing to do. Not because it will help me. In fact, I received a callback 24 hours after the OCI and my thank you's hadn't even gone out yet, but I still sent them. I am sending them out for the callback as well. I think it's just polite.
But I have heard from a few younger lawyers that they don't think it's necessary and that if you screw something up on it (like spelling the name wrong) it would give them a reason to ding you.
So its all what you want to do. If you are going to do it, do it right. If you aren't going to send one, its probably not going to be seen as rude.
If other students have heard about a callback and you didn't I am assuming you didn't get one.
That said, if only 4 firms came to your school, I would say the vast majority of the students dont get jobs through OCI. Especiall since OCI usually invovles large firms who require top 10% and such. By default, that eliminates 80% of your class.
My career services person told me the next option after an unsucessful OCI was to search Martidale and find firms in the area you would want to work at and then call them. Ask about their opportunities for summer jobs. If they tell you they aren't interested, get the name of the hiring partner and send your resume anyway. Lots of jobs happen because the right resume falls into their hands at the right time (ie, the time they need to hire someone)