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Re: Military Law

Postby floridasun » Mon May 08, 2017 11:24 am

Kelaw364 wrote:Calls are going out! I just got the call this morning!


From the Air Force Jag? is that how we get the notification if we were selected? Also, what was the convo like?

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Re: Military Law

Postby CaseClosed » Mon May 08, 2017 12:29 pm

floridasun wrote:
Kelaw364 wrote:Calls are going out! I just got the call this morning!


From the Air Force Jag? is that how we get the notification if we were selected? Also, what was the convo like?


I didn't get a call or an email. Apparently those accepted get a call and those rejected get an email per the Air Force Jag fb page.

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Re: Military Law

Postby MarkfromWI » Mon May 08, 2017 2:07 pm

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Re: Military Law

Postby Kelaw364 » Mon May 08, 2017 2:20 pm

The call came from the person I interviewed with. He said email got sent this morning with the list. I'm not sure what the call was about because as soon as I heard it was him, I was so happy I forgot to pay attention to what he was saying. But it was just basic stuff I'm sure. Good luck to everyone who's waiting!

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Re: Military Law

Postby carsondalywashere » Tue May 09, 2017 4:49 pm

Can someone pursue big law after a stint in JAG, or does that door close?

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Re: Military Law

Postby TheSpanishMain » Tue May 09, 2017 4:53 pm

carsondalywashere wrote:Can someone pursue big law after a stint in JAG, or does that door close?


There was a former Army JAG at my summer firm, but I think it was a pretty unusual path. He had summered there as a law student, and then gone JAG, and the firm liked him enough that they said if he wanted to come back after four years they'd probably find him a spot.

For the most part, I think that door closes. The kind of experience you get as a JAG officer isn't really applicable to what BigLaw firms typically do.

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Re: Military Law

Postby usn26 » Tue May 09, 2017 6:46 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
carsondalywashere wrote:Can someone pursue big law after a stint in JAG, or does that door close?


There was a former Army JAG at my summer firm, but I think it was a pretty unusual path. He had summered there as a law student, and then gone JAG, and the firm liked him enough that they said if he wanted to come back after four years they'd probably find him a spot.

For the most part, I think that door closes. The kind of experience you get as a JAG officer isn't really applicable to what BigLaw firms typically do.


Being a summer at a military-friendly firm helps a lot. Some firms put effort into bringing on JAGs (e.g. Orrick), but it's rare, even at those places.

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Re: Military Law

Postby carsondalywashere » Tue May 09, 2017 9:47 pm

Thanks for the responses!

Would it be feasible to do like a 1L internship with Army or Marine JAG, and still do OCI in case I don't like it? For what it's worth, I have never been in the military.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 09, 2017 9:50 pm

RE: Big law after Jag: I practice Government contracts at a D.C. law firm and there are some folks doing that. This is probably your best bet, but the advice given above is solid. Big law probably aint happening. The best chance for anyone to do big law is 2l OCI. After that, folks will find there way back but this is not something to plan for.

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Re: Military Law

Postby aka123 » Tue May 09, 2017 10:51 pm

Does anyone have any knowledge of whether or not its possible to get a weekend pass during DCC and/or JAOBC? Anticipating entering the May 2018 class. Curious but thinking it's likely a no.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Mickfromgm » Tue May 09, 2017 11:21 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
carsondalywashere wrote:Can someone pursue big law after a stint in JAG, or does that door close?


There was a former Army JAG at my summer firm, but I think it was a pretty unusual path. He had summered there as a law student, and then gone JAG, and the firm liked him enough that they said if he wanted to come back after four years they'd probably find him a spot.

For the most part, I think that door closes. The kind of experience you get as a JAG officer isn't really applicable to what BigLaw firms typically do.


+1

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 10, 2017 7:41 am

aka123 wrote:Does anyone have any knowledge of whether or not its possible to get a weekend pass during DCC and/or JAOBC? Anticipating entering the May 2018 class. Curious but thinking it's likely a no.


My understanding is that it is possible during DCC, but not during the first few weekends, and that it is very common during JAOBC.

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Re: Military Law

Postby aka123 » Thu May 11, 2017 11:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:
aka123 wrote:Does anyone have any knowledge of whether or not its possible to get a weekend pass during DCC and/or JAOBC? Anticipating entering the May 2018 class. Curious but thinking it's likely a no.


My understanding is that it is possible during DCC, but not during the first few weekends, and that it is very common during JAOBC.


That's good to know. Thanks!

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Re: Military Law

Postby aka123 » Thu May 11, 2017 11:15 am

For anyone in the midst of Army JAG accessions, I'm pretty much done with my medical screening. Had my exam on April 27th and the DoD finished review on today. Just two weeks! I'm disqualified till my orthodontic treatment is over but wasn't given any grief for my thyroid issue. I really thought I was going to get dinged for that and would have to go through a lengthy waiver process. So, huge sigh of relief! I'm not anticipating going in till May 2018 but DoD will DQ anyone with active orthodontic treatment. Once it's off, I just have to send a doctor's note over to DoDMERB and my DQ gets lifted. Hope everyone is having flying through finals and having a painless medical screening as well.
Congratulations Class of 2017!

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 11, 2017 11:20 am

aka123 wrote:For anyone in the midst of Army JAG accessions, I'm pretty much done with my medical screening. Had my exam on April 27th and the DoD finished review on today. Just two weeks! I'm disqualified till my orthodontic treatment is over but wasn't given any grief for my thyroid issue. I really thought I was going to get dinged for that and would have to go through a lengthy waiver process. So, huge sigh of relief! I'm not anticipating going in till May 2018 but DoD will DQ anyone with active orthodontic treatment. Once it's off, I just have to send a doctor's note over to DoDMERB and my DQ gets lifted. Hope everyone is having flying through finals and having a painless medical screening as well.
Congratulations Class of 2017!


Just an FYI from someone also going through, the medical review that you likely received an answer on from DoDMERB within 2 weeks is only the first step of the process. There is also the HRC Surgeon General review, which takes significantly longer. I had 0 DoDMERB issues, and I have been sitting waiting to hear back from HRC for over a month now.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 11, 2017 11:36 am

Had a "Remedial Requested" due to my having braces many years ago, letter stated: "THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CANNOT PAY FOR THIS REMEDIAL. REQUIRES AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR PRIVATE ORTHODONTIST (OPTION C ON YOUR REMEDIAL LETTER MUST BE UTILIZED):" -- anyone know what "OPTION C" is?

I just called my ortho and had them fill out and sign the AMI I was sent (I have no ongoing ortho treatment, just retainers which are fine per the DOD)- received a confirmation email from my medtech stating that they had received the form and I should continue to check dodmerb for updates but it's been 2.5 weeks and no status change. (I know they're probably swamped right now, but just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything, i.e. "OPTION C" since I'm not sure what that meant.)

Cheers to all finishing up!

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 11, 2017 11:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:Had a "Remedial Requested" due to my having braces many years ago, letter stated: "THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CANNOT PAY FOR THIS REMEDIAL. REQUIRES AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR PRIVATE ORTHODONTIST (OPTION C ON YOUR REMEDIAL LETTER MUST BE UTILIZED):" -- anyone know what "OPTION C" is?

I just called my ortho and had them fill out and sign the AMI I was sent (I have no ongoing ortho treatment, just retainers which are fine per the DOD)- received a confirmation email from my medtech stating that they had received the form and I should continue to check dodmerb for updates but it's been 2.5 weeks and no status change. (I know they're probably swamped right now, but just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything, i.e. "OPTION C" since I'm not sure what that meant.)

Cheers to all finishing up!


These are the DoDMERB Options:

DodMERB wrote:You have three options to complete your Medical AMI. Generally speaking, you can use our contractor,
you can go to a military installation, or you can pay for it yourself at your private physician. These
are generalizations. Greater details are provided below.
a. The first option, the preferred option, is to use our contractor, Concorde Inc. Concorde is
already aware of your Medical AMI requirements and will assist you with locating the nearest
subcontracted physician or test facility in your area. If need be, Concorde has 30-days to
find a provider. Log onto their website: https://www.dodmets.com to see the physician assigned
to complete your AMI. You can also call Concorde, at 215-587-9600. We will not reimburse
you for any transportation or lodging costs you may incur. The subcontractor will send the
results of your medical AMI directly to DoDMERB at no expense to you.

b. The second option is to complete the AMI at a Military Treatment Facility (MTF). This option
is also at no cost to you, but access to the MTF may be an inhibiting factor. Also, not every
MTF will be capable of completing every possible medical AMI. We are not responsible for delays
in obtaining appointments or appointments canceled by the MTF. This letter will be your
authorization to obtain the AMI and must be brought with you to the military installation for
base/post access. You can find military facilities at: http://www.tricare.mil/mtf/

c. A third option, unless otherwise directed in this letter, is to have the AMI completed by a
private physician or test facility of your choice, at your own expense. The government WILL
NOT pay for, nor reimburse you for, this option! If you choose this option you will need to
make the appointment yourself, and you will need to make arrangements for the results to be
sent to DoDMERB at the address on our letterhead. To repeat, the Government WILL NOT,
under any circumstances, pay, or reimburse you for this option.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 11, 2017 11:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Had a "Remedial Requested" due to my having braces many years ago, letter stated: "THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CANNOT PAY FOR THIS REMEDIAL. REQUIRES AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR PRIVATE ORTHODONTIST (OPTION C ON YOUR REMEDIAL LETTER MUST BE UTILIZED):" -- anyone know what "OPTION C" is?

I just called my ortho and had them fill out and sign the AMI I was sent (I have no ongoing ortho treatment, just retainers which are fine per the DOD)- received a confirmation email from my medtech stating that they had received the form and I should continue to check dodmerb for updates but it's been 2.5 weeks and no status change. (I know they're probably swamped right now, but just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything, i.e. "OPTION C" since I'm not sure what that meant.)

Cheers to all finishing up!


These are the DoDMERB Options:

DodMERB wrote:You have three options to complete your Medical AMI. Generally speaking, you can use our contractor,
you can go to a military installation, or you can pay for it yourself at your private physician. These
are generalizations. Greater details are provided below.
a. The first option, the preferred option, is to use our contractor, Concorde Inc. Concorde is
already aware of your Medical AMI requirements and will assist you with locating the nearest
subcontracted physician or test facility in your area. If need be, Concorde has 30-days to
find a provider. Log onto their website: https://www.dodmets.com to see the physician assigned
to complete your AMI. You can also call Concorde, at 215-587-9600. We will not reimburse
you for any transportation or lodging costs you may incur. The subcontractor will send the
results of your medical AMI directly to DoDMERB at no expense to you.

b. The second option is to complete the AMI at a Military Treatment Facility (MTF). This option
is also at no cost to you, but access to the MTF may be an inhibiting factor. Also, not every
MTF will be capable of completing every possible medical AMI. We are not responsible for delays
in obtaining appointments or appointments canceled by the MTF. This letter will be your
authorization to obtain the AMI and must be brought with you to the military installation for
base/post access. You can find military facilities at: http://www.tricare.mil/mtf/

c. A third option, unless otherwise directed in this letter, is to have the AMI completed by a
private physician or test facility of your choice, at your own expense. The government WILL
NOT pay for, nor reimburse you for, this option! If you choose this option you will need to
make the appointment yourself, and you will need to make arrangements for the results to be
sent to DoDMERB at the address on our letterhead. To repeat, the Government WILL NOT,
under any circumstances, pay, or reimburse you for this option.



Great! Thanks for the info. I guess they're just really slammed right now, the waiting game continues.

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Re: Military Law

Postby aka123 » Thu May 11, 2017 4:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
aka123 wrote:For anyone in the midst of Army JAG accessions, I'm pretty much done with my medical screening. Had my exam on April 27th and the DoD finished review on today. Just two weeks! I'm disqualified till my orthodontic treatment is over but wasn't given any grief for my thyroid issue. I really thought I was going to get dinged for that and would have to go through a lengthy waiver process. So, huge sigh of relief! I'm not anticipating going in till May 2018 but DoD will DQ anyone with active orthodontic treatment. Once it's off, I just have to send a doctor's note over to DoDMERB and my DQ gets lifted. Hope everyone is having flying through finals and having a painless medical screening as well.
Congratulations Class of 2017!


Just an FYI from someone also going through, the medical review that you likely received an answer on from DoDMERB within 2 weeks is only the first step of the process. There is also the HRC Surgeon General review, which takes significantly longer. I had 0 DoDMERB issues, and I have been sitting waiting to hear back from HRC for over a month now.


Thanks for the info! Hope you hear back soon.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 12, 2017 10:04 am

Are we allowed to scan and email AMI's instead of mailing or faxing them? In the main part of the letter it said to mail it in, but in tiny lettering at the bottom it says "all AMIs can be emailed."

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 12, 2017 10:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:
aka123 wrote:For anyone in the midst of Army JAG accessions, I'm pretty much done with my medical screening. Had my exam on April 27th and the DoD finished review on today. Just two weeks! I'm disqualified till my orthodontic treatment is over but wasn't given any grief for my thyroid issue. I really thought I was going to get dinged for that and would have to go through a lengthy waiver process. So, huge sigh of relief! I'm not anticipating going in till May 2018 but DoD will DQ anyone with active orthodontic treatment. Once it's off, I just have to send a doctor's note over to DoDMERB and my DQ gets lifted. Hope everyone is having flying through finals and having a painless medical screening as well.
Congratulations Class of 2017!


Just an FYI from someone also going through, the medical review that you likely received an answer on from DoDMERB within 2 weeks is only the first step of the process. There is also the HRC Surgeon General review, which takes significantly longer. I had 0 DoDMERB issues, and I have been sitting waiting to hear back from HRC for over a month now.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Roclandsfinest23 » Fri May 12, 2017 10:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:
aka123 wrote:For anyone in the midst of Army JAG accessions, I'm pretty much done with my medical screening. Had my exam on April 27th and the DoD finished review on today. Just two weeks! I'm disqualified till my orthodontic treatment is over but wasn't given any grief for my thyroid issue. I really thought I was going to get dinged for that and would have to go through a lengthy waiver process. So, huge sigh of relief! I'm not anticipating going in till May 2018 but DoD will DQ anyone with active orthodontic treatment. Once it's off, I just have to send a doctor's note over to DoDMERB and my DQ gets lifted. Hope everyone is having flying through finals and having a painless medical screening as well.
Congratulations Class of 2017!


Just an FYI from someone also going through, the medical review that you likely received an answer on from DoDMERB within 2 weeks is only the first step of the process. There is also the HRC Surgeon General review, which takes significantly longer. I had 0 DoDMERB issues, and I have been sitting waiting to hear back from HRC for over a month now.


Same here on an answer from HRC Surgeon. 2 months, no response

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 12, 2017 11:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:Are we allowed to scan and email AMI's instead of mailing or faxing them? In the main part of the letter it said to mail it in, but in tiny lettering at the bottom it says "all AMIs can be emailed."


Per DoDMERB medtech, sending as .pdf is fine.

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Re: Military Law

Postby thxrho » Fri May 12, 2017 12:19 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
carsondalywashere wrote:Can someone pursue big law after a stint in JAG, or does that door close?


There was a former Army JAG at my summer firm, but I think it was a pretty unusual path. He had summered there as a law student, and then gone JAG, and the firm liked him enough that they said if he wanted to come back after four years they'd probably find him a spot.

For the most part, I think that door closes. The kind of experience you get as a JAG officer isn't really applicable to what BigLaw firms typically do.


Agreed. My firm (V50) has / has had several JAGs, but they are all in the torts group which leveraged their extensive trial experiences (incl. defense counsel, which I understand is rarefied experience for JAGs). Exposure to "extensive" trial experience isn't a given, so can't be counted on as a clear path to BigLaw.

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Re: Military Law

Postby carsondalywashere » Fri May 12, 2017 12:39 pm

thxrho wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:
carsondalywashere wrote:Can someone pursue big law after a stint in JAG, or does that door close?


There was a former Army JAG at my summer firm, but I think it was a pretty unusual path. He had summered there as a law student, and then gone JAG, and the firm liked him enough that they said if he wanted to come back after four years they'd probably find him a spot.

For the most part, I think that door closes. The kind of experience you get as a JAG officer isn't really applicable to what BigLaw firms typically do.


Agreed. My firm (V50) has / has had several JAGs, but they are all in the torts group which leveraged their extensive trial experiences (incl. defense counsel, which I understand is rarefied experience for JAGs). Exposure to "extensive" trial experience isn't a given, so can't be counted on as a clear path to BigLaw.


Would it be feasible to do a 1L summer externship with Army or Marine Corps JAG, and then do OCI that fall if I find out that the JAG life is not for me?




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