would enlisting have any effect on getting a jag intership

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would enlisting have any effect on getting a jag intership

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:45 pm

title says it all, and any difference between branches?

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Re: would enlisting have any effect on getting a jag intership

Postby johndhi » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:55 pm

this is a scary and awful idea... wouldn't that mean you have to be in the forces for a bunch of years?

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Re: would enlisting have any effect on getting a jag intership

Postby 3L Student » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:03 am

Not if you're already in law school. It will help if you were enlisted before school, just because it shows your interest/dedication to the military. But just about everyone that gets in does law school and then immediately enters into the JAG corps after passing the bar.

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Re: would enlisting have any effect on getting a jag intership

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:38 am

3L Student wrote:Not if you're already in law school. It will help if you were enlisted before school, just because it shows your interest/dedication to the military. But just about everyone that gets in does law school and then immediately enters into the JAG corps after passing the bar.
johndhi wrote:this is a scary and awful idea... wouldn't that mean you have to be in the forces for a bunch of years?


it's not that scary, it's only a four year commitment, and you get gauranteed trial experience in your first two years, and 60 grand for student loans, plus you make about 60-75k a year after bonuses and allowances

Plus you're a government employee with military law experience. It would make getting a federal job very easy after the four years are up.

I guess I'll just go ahead and fill out the apps then, thanks for the info

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Re: would enlisting have any effect on getting a jag intership

Postby GertrudePerkins » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:37 am

You can't be an enlisted JAG -- JAGs are by definition officers. As someone else noted, having been enlisted in the past would probably make you a more attractive JAG candidate, but if you're currently in law school, enlisting would be a really weird and tortuous (also torturous) way of trying to become a JAG. Are you going to enlist as a paralegal?




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