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Declining Offers

ruskiegirl

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Declining Offers
« on: October 25, 2005, 02:18:12 PM »
What's the best way? Letter, phone call, email?

If you are writing a letter, what format are you using?

God, I am really starting to hate this part of the process.

Re: Declining Offers
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2005, 03:58:18 PM »
let them know about that raging case of the clap that we all know you have

that'll probably do the trick for you

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Re: Declining Offers
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2005, 04:05:37 PM »
let them know about that raging case of the clap that we all know you have

that'll probably do the trick for you

how exceptionally mature and witty of you! ::)

Re: Declining Offers
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2005, 05:34:23 PM »
aim to please

Re: Declining Offers
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2005, 04:00:49 PM »
I sent a letter.  Here is how I phrased it:

Dear Mr. <Offeror>,

   Thank you for providing me an opportunity to interview with you and for inviting me to be a part of your firm this summer. 

During my interview, everyone made me feel very welcome and comfortable.  Although I was very impressed by the atmosphere and the people of <firm name>, I have decided to accept a similar position with a different firm.  I am therefore respectfully declining your offer for a summer associate position.

   Please extend my gratitude to everyone that I met during my visit.  Best wishes for your firmís continued success.

Sincerely,

<name>

elo

Re: Declining Offers
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2005, 01:47:01 AM »
I'm sure you had them with the split infinitive.

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Re: Declining Offers
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2005, 09:55:44 AM »
I'm sure you had them with the split infinitive.

You may recall he didn't WANT THEM.  Besides, with some exceptions, nit-picking the split infinitive is reserved for the anal-attentive these days. 

margee

Re: Declining Offers
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2005, 08:26:44 AM »
I sent a letter.  Here is how I phrased it:

Dear Mr. <Offeror>,

   Thank you for providing me an opportunity to interview with you and for inviting me to be a part of your firm this summer. 

During my interview, everyone made me feel very welcome and comfortable.  Although I was very impressed by the atmosphere and the people of <firm name>, I have decided to accept a similar position with a different firm.  I am therefore respectfully declining your offer for a summer associate position.

   Please extend my gratitude to everyone that I met during my visit.  Best wishes for your firmís continued success.

Sincerely,

<name>

There aren't any split infinitives - unless I'm blind.  There are only 3 infinitives, and none of them are split...

Re: Declining Offers
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2005, 09:14:53 AM »
infinitive no infinitive

the clap will still resolve the dilemma

Ajude

Re: Declining Offers
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2005, 11:48:31 AM »
I think a phone call to the attorney who was your primary contact at the firm (for me it was the Partner who interviewed me during OCI)followed up by a phone call to the recruiting director is the best policy.  Speaking from experience, the folks who interview you feel somewhat invested in you and, though making a phone call is the most difficult for you, it will leave those folks with the most favorable impression of you.  Down the line, if you want to work at a firm that you chose not to go to for your 2L summer, it will be to your advantage to have made those calls.  People remember such gestures, especially folks in recruiting or attorneys on the recruiting committee.  Good luck.