Omerta wrote:Is a federal clerkship a big plus for JAG applications?
It seems that the consensus is any position law related in the public sector will always give you a leg up over someone coming from the private sector. However, be advised that selection rates for JAG are between 4%-7% depending on the branch you're looking at.
Yeah, I read the last 20 pages or so before posting and knew that rates were low.
My biggest issue is probably leadership demonstration. I've done a bunch of community service and ran/coached several organizations, but it's probably not up to snuff compared to other applicants. On the upside, I'm in good physical shape -- albeit more of a weightlifter than a runner, I wouldn't have any background check issues, and I have solid grades from a solid school.
Unrelated, good luck to everyone still waiting to hear back!