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2xHarvard
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Re: Military Law

Postby 2xHarvard » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:23 am

Esquire wrote:Found out my assignment. Germany :mrgreen:


Congratulations!

If you're willing to share - Was the call simply to inform you of your assignment or was there further discussion? Mine is scheduled for next week and I'd like to be prepared.

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Re: Military Law

Postby shock259 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:33 pm

Germany is awesome!

Good news on my saga, just found out the Marine board isn't until April. So excited. This means I'll have more than enough time to get an epic PFT score. 300 here I come! :P

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Re: Military Law

Postby bouakedojo » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:41 pm

shock259 wrote:Germany is awesome!

Good news on my saga, just found out the Marine board isn't until April. So excited. This means I'll have more than enough time to get an epic PFT score. 300 here I come! :P


?

Is this all over the country, I'm assuming? The OSO has not told me this.

That's horrible because April is too late to accept any other summer jobs if you get rejected.

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Re: Military Law

Postby shock259 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:50 pm

I assume so. Maybe ask your OSO for confirmation.

And I agree on the summer apps. I'm applying to the Navy 1L summer internship and a shitton of judicial internships.

My CDO rep told me that some judges, particularly state court or lower rung ones, would be willing to hire me with the understanding that I would quit if accepted to the Marine JAG. She said I would just have to make it clear when interviewing. Not quite sure how much truth there is to this, though. But I think the best approach is probably to accept a summer position with an understanding employer who will let you leave if you get accepted as a Marine JAG. But I don't know how happy employers are going to be hearing that their intern is not going to show up as late as May (when you would be starting with them in just a few weeks).

I guess the other possibility is just not telling the employer you might be leaving. You may seriously piss them off, and screw over future classmates though. Then again, they likely could find SOMEONE else in this legal market. And if you got accepted as a JAG, you wouldn't be returning to the legal market in your state for at least 4 years, maybe longer, and maybe never. But I still don't think this is as good of an idea as the first one.

I don't know what I would do if I got the Navy JAG internship, then also got accepted to the Marines. *head explodes* I think the odds are pretty stacked against both of those happening, though.

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Date of Commissioning

Postby 2xHarvard » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:13 pm

When are Army active duty candidates commissioned - before, during, or after JAOBC? (Asking as an upcoming member of 187.)

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Re: Military Law

Postby CFC_Essien » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:01 am

Anyone else out there awaiting the December Selection results for AF?

Should we expect the results around the beginning of Jan?

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Re: Military Law

Postby AFJAGHopeful » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:05 pm

I'm waiting. Was told by my interviewing SJA that we can expect to hear results as late as into February due to the increase in applications and decrease in boards/year (I hope not!). However, an AF OTS thread showed that results came out last year on December 21st. I'm hoping the same serves true for this year.

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Re: Military Law

Postby CFC_Essien » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:23 pm

Hopeful, is this your first time applying? This is my second time. I hear we should expect to at least apply 3-4 times. Let's hope for the best...

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Re: Military Law

Postby DaveCA » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:57 pm

Anyone else waiting on the Navy's fall board results? It's been 5 weeks today.

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Re: Military Law

Postby AFJAGHopeful » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:59 pm

Essien, yes this is my first board. I, too, was told that these days many can expect to apply at least 3-5 times before getting in since it's really all about timing and the Air Force's need. He recalled 1 or 2 where absolutely no one was chosen :shock: . I'm very nervous, but I know my time will come when it comes and I will just keep applying. Good luck to you- hoping we get some news in the next 3 weeks!

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Re: Military Law

Postby daddymike » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:56 pm

DaveCA wrote:Anyone else waiting on the Navy's fall board results? It's been 5 weeks today.



Yes, I am waiting too. I have a gut feeling we are going to find out late next week. Anyhow, I am not holding my breath. I hear that NAVY's acceptance rates are rough, and while my "whole person" part of the application is quite good, my GPA is terrible for JAG. It is my dream job, but I don't think I have a chance in hell.

Best of luck DaveCA!

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Re: Military Law

Postby kroger1 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:41 pm

Applied for the Fall Board too. Navy JAG would be the bee's knees. Not sure if they'll follow timelines from last year. If they do, we'll hear back today. With the 5-8% admission rate, count me officially out of the "optimistic" crowd. For those of you who get "recommended as an alternate," do not give up hope, as I have heard quite a good number of professionally recommended candidates either get cold feet, fail a medical exam, are too fat, or idiotically lie on the security clearance and get caught.

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Re: Military Law

Postby kaesch » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:35 pm

For those of you who are anxiously waiting with me for board results from any of our branches (Army JAG for me!) good luck over the next few weeks as we slowly begin to hear back. Supposedly we will hear from Army JAG by January 13th. Good luck on finals and hopefully they will help the time fly by!

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Re: Military Law

Postby hasmith » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:47 pm

Last year, the Navy results came out Nov 22, so probably any day now.

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Re: Military Law

Postby maxball12 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:28 pm

Everyone always hears something different, and it's also impossible to ever know if what you hear is even true no matter who you hear it from. However, just to help ease some of the anxiety out there right now, a colleague of mine who interned with the Navy this past summer called the office he interned at a couple days ago, and he was told the Navy Fall Board is convening on December 12. If that's the case, we will not be hearing for another 2 weeks.

Maxball12

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Re: Military Law

Postby DaveCA » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:17 pm

Well, that's discouraging to say the least.

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Re: Military Law

Postby elcielo36 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:00 pm

I'm a 2L at a T10. I applied to the Navy SP program (still waiting on results), but chose to intern at DOD this summer. I will thus be applying with no actual JAG Corps internship experience. Does anyone have any advice on how to present my willingness to serve in light of my decision to do DOD?

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Re: Military Law

Postby DubP5 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:14 pm

Question for people who have been though the process: Is it impossible for someone to do JAG with asthma? I am entering law school next year, and really want to shoot for it. I've searched online a bit and the answer seems to be no, but wondering if there is a way around it. Thx.

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Re: Military Law

Postby shock259 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:20 pm

I'd recommend getting in touch with a rep of the branch you are interested in. I know for the USMC, asthma is a disqualifier, and it cannot be waived. I don't know on the other branches.

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Re: Military Law

Postby jess8328 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:53 pm

DubP5 wrote:Question for people who have been though the process: Is it impossible for someone to do JAG with asthma? I am entering law school next year, and really want to shoot for it. I've searched online a bit and the answer seems to be no, but wondering if there is a way around it. Thx.


I don't have asthma, so I never looked into this, but I recall reading in this thread a while ago that asthma after age 13 is disqualifying, but not before age 13 for the Army. The posters on ArmyOCS.com, MarineOCS.com, AirForceOTS.com, etc. would probably have the answers for their respective branches.

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Re: Military Law

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:05 am

DubP5 wrote:Question for people who have been though the process: Is it impossible for someone to do JAG with asthma? I am entering law school next year, and really want to shoot for it. I've searched online a bit and the answer seems to be no, but wondering if there is a way around it. Thx.


I applied to the Air Force, Army, and Navy this year and have asthma. When I asked around about the condition, I was told that it's something that would require a waiver, but that it is possible to get waived. On the other hand, two Coast Guard recruiters told me "no way" and that a waiver was either impossible or very unlikely.

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daddymike
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Re: Military Law

Postby daddymike » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:52 am

maxball12 wrote:Everyone always hears something different, and it's also impossible to ever know if what you hear is even true no matter who you hear it from. However, just to help ease some of the anxiety out there right now, a colleague of mine who interned with the Navy this past summer called the office he interned at a couple days ago, and he was told the Navy Fall Board is convening on December 12. If that's the case, we will not be hearing for another 2 weeks.

Maxball12



Thank you for this. Your info certainly did ease some anxiety as I have finals this week.

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Re: Military Law

Postby maxball12 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:38 am

Thought I would pass along some info (not definite, but credible) on the AF DAP Board: Similar to the Navy board, I heard they convened yesterday. So, I guess we're in store for a 10-14 day waiting period on hearing anything from either.

Maxball12.

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Re: Military Law

Postby ShockTop » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:59 pm

This might be a dumb question, but I didn't see it addressed here. If you go through the JAG/Marine JA process and get commissioned, etc., what happens if you don't pass the bar exam?

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Re: Military Law

Postby scBlueDevil » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:15 pm

ShockTop wrote:This might be a dumb question, but I didn't see it addressed here. If you go through the JAG/Marine JA process and get commissioned, etc., what happens if you don't pass the bar exam?


The USMC PLC-Law contract for conditional enlistment provides that if you're commissioned and subsequently fail three bar exams, then you're assigned to a ground unit. I don't know about the other services.




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