wvu wrote:Hey all, I've gotten really interested in JAG in the past couple of months (specifically Navy and AF). I'm applying for the internships for my 2L summer now (and trying to weigh my options if I don't get one for the best chance at a permanent position next year).
Assuming I don't get a JAG internship, I currently have a pretty open offer to intern at a county prosecutor, where they've said I should have the chance to do some actual work with a 3L practice certificate. Does that look good/bad/neutral come final application time? Should I look for something more federal? I interned last summer with the federal judiciary in DC.
Also curious about the fitness aspect; I'm definitely not in shape (read: fatty) but have started taking it more seriously since I've been looking into JAG. Would be interested in discussing specifics of that with someone in PM if possible.
Sorry if you feel anything I asked was covered, this is a big thread and I did my best to go through it. Thanks again guys!
The county prosecutor's office would look great on your resume. A number of my JAG friends and peers have a background that involves time at a DA's office (or equivalent) - half of the ADCs in my region right now had time with their District Attorney/State's Attorney/etc as law students or before they went active duty.
Federal also would look great. This is just a gut call but I would pursue the option that would give you the most hands on trial experience opportunities.
I'd be happy to talk fitness with you if you want to shoot me a PM.