This LSAT is from October 2011, taken at Bagram Airbase.
Sir, could you elaborate a little on how you did this for our brothers a few cycles behind? I am sure most law applicants can navigate the LSACs rules, but i could never imagine how I could get permission from my chain of command, far enough in advance, to guarantee I would be able to actually attend.
Also +1 to the inshallah, by far the greatest weasel answer in the world
bismallah rahman ar raheem,
I started studying once I deployed last January. Everyone knew I was the guy waking up early studying for some law school test. I took the June 2011 test in Paris on R&R and got a 161.
I figured, because I had 7 months left in theater, I would keep studying and take it again.
In July I e-mailed LSAC and the Army Education Center at Bagram. They were both unsure of the logistics at first, but eventually in September the Ed Center said they would be able to support it. I was a company XO at the time and briefed my commander on the whole thing and he supported it.
Quite unexpectedly, in August I was made a company commander. I then re-explained the whole thing to my battalion commander. He knew I had been studying for months, knew I had already paid, and knew I was serious about it. He agreed to let me take it.
I flew from RC-North to Bagram on September 30th, arrived October 1st, and took the test October 3rd. That afternoon I interviewed with the SJA for FLEP as well. A marine first lieutenant took the test with me.
In my opinion, if your chain of command knows you're serious about it, if they know your timeline for applications, and if you talk to them about it well in advance, they would be supportive.
If you PM me your e-mail address I could forward you the e-mail chain with LSAC and the Ed Center, and I could e-mail you the formal request memo I made for LSAC.