percentage of top tier law students who join military

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percentage of top tier law students who join military

Postby trayball23 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:03 pm

Anyone know where I can find this stat? trying to use it in a diversity statement

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Re: percentage of top tier law students who join military

Postby St.Remy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:10 pm

trayball23 wrote:Anyone know where I can find this stat? trying to use it in a diversity statement


You mean people who go from a T14 into the military, and not from the military into a T14 right? I would imagine that it's pretty low. Besides getting a job as a JAG there aren't many prestigious lawyer jobs in the military, and a military salary probably isn't the recipe for dealing with the large amount of debt that most law students are likely to accrue. I haven't heard of any site that lists this statistic.

Edit: it would make more sense if you were asking about military -> T14, but that's not what the title of this thread suggests. If that is what you mean then my two cents are that military experience is viewed as a good soft, but probably not enough to get into a higher tier of law school.

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Re: percentage of top tier law students who join military

Postby mapes » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:14 pm

what branch are you looking to join?

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Re: percentage of top tier law students who join military

Postby trayball23 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:56 pm

I will be a Marine Officer when I enter law school. I am just looking for the percentage of top Law students who take the JAG route. I think it makes a good statement fot diversity.

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Re: percentage of top tier law students who join military

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:58 pm

trayball23 wrote:I will be a Marine Officer when I enter law school. I am just looking for the percentage of top Law students who take the JAG route. I think it makes a good statement fot diversity.

Though I imagine it's a good soft, and will increase diversity in ways that don't matter (i.e. "not race or economic hardship" diversity) it will likely not overcome your GPA/LSAT combo if you're shooting for the T14.

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Re: percentage of top tier law students who join military

Postby trayball23 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:05 pm

I still think its a valid point to make... top 14 isnt the goal with a 162 and a 3.47 from ND... I just want to make the point that I would add diversity in a unique way

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Re: percentage of top tier law students who join military

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:10 pm

Good soft but you won't outperform your numbers.

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Re: percentage of top tier law students who join military

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:26 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Good soft but you won't outperform your numbers.

This. Also, thanks for your service.




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