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harp2458
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Re: Military Law

Postby harp2458 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:32 pm

Yes I know, that was more of an update post. I was told that we would have an answer by Nov 10th at the latest. The Air Force has to give the Oct board non- selects time to make the Nov 15th deadline for the Dec board.



Also, the rumor is that the Air Force is understaffed and needs more JAG's.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:11 pm

First anon that mentioned the October Board here. The update is appreciated.

Both my interviewer and the application website specifically said the Board would meet October 2nd. While I definitely understand that things take time in the military, the illogical side of me immediately thinks "well if I haven't heard by now, I'm probably getting dinged." It is nice to know that no one has heard anything yet.

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Re: Military Law

Postby harp2458 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:45 pm

How many times have you applied?


Also, anyone else out there waiting on the October Board results? How many of you are still in Law School?

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Re: Military Law

Postby howell » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:35 am

harp2458 wrote:Also, the rumor is that the Air Force is understaffed and needs more JAG's.

The best evidence of this is the AF RIFing a couple of class years of JAGs. Would make sense that we need more right after that.

Kidding.

Kind of.

It's in line with a plan I heard to start getting more billets in base legal offices. Apparently understaffing legal offices and having only first assignment JAGs breeds inefficiencies and worse.

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Re: Military Law

Postby harp2458 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:07 pm

Howell,

Have you been selected?

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Re: Military Law

Postby howell » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:20 am

harp2458 wrote:Howell,

Have you been selected?

In 2012, yes. :D

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Re: Military Law

Postby Backload » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:43 am

I am joining the waiting game for October AF Boards as well. Good luck to everyone.

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Re: Military Law

Postby harp2458 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:10 pm

Is everyone who is waiting on the October Board still in Law School?

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Re: Military Law

Postby Backload » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:30 pm

harp2458 wrote:Is everyone who is waiting on the October Board still in Law School?


I am still in law school. I graduate in May.

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Re: Military Law

Postby aussie828 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:52 pm

harp2458 wrote:Is everyone who is waiting on the October Board still in Law School?


I'm a licensed attorney (Jan. 2014 J.D. graduate, licensed in June 2014).

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Re: Military Law

Postby harp2458 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:09 pm

Now things are getting interesting. I wonder what percentage of licensed attorneys are selected.


Taking bets now, any guesses on when we will get October Board results?

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Re: Military Law

Postby Backload » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:15 pm

I would say first week in November

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Re: Military Law

Postby harp2458 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:50 pm

Well I am hoping for October 19th. All we know for now is that the board had not met as of October 7th

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Re: Military Law

Postby aussie828 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:31 pm

When I log into the Air Force application, the dates in the upper right corner say that the application is for the 13 October 2015 board. So my thought is that they'll meet tomorrow. Take that with a grain of salt, though, as it used to say 2 October 2015 and then 8 October 2015.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Backload » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:52 pm

aussie828 wrote:When I log into the Air Force application, the dates in the upper right corner say that the application is for the 13 October 2015 board. So my thought is that they'll meet tomorrow. Take that with a grain of salt, though, as it used to say 2 October 2015 and then 8 October 2015.


Mine has said 13 October 2015 the entire process. Also, I was looking at the Facebook page for AF JAG Recruiting, and if you applied for the October Board, the application for the December Board will not open till the Oct Board decisions are made.

So I am guessing once we can apply to the December Board, the decisions will go out soon after.

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Re: Military Law

Postby harp2458 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:52 pm

Well lets just see if the board date changes tomorrow or sometime this week.

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Re: Military Law

Postby anthonycg » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:40 pm

I applied for the October 2015 DA Board. Licensed attorney (Graduated Dec. 2015, Licensed May 2015)

No results yet. My online application indicates the Board met October 13. If you look at the AF JAG Recruiting page, results for the October Board 2014 were released November 7. If everything is roughly the same, we should expect results the first week of Nov. My SJA told me Thanksgiving at the latest.

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Re: Military Law

Postby hennenr » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:09 am

Does anyone have any insight on the possibilities of getting on with the JAG (Air Force, Navy, or Army) after I have completed my 1-year federal district court clerkship? Not sure if they care about a clerkship or if its even worth going through the application process since they are extremely selective to begin with.

Thanks.

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Re: Military Law

Postby howell » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:44 am

hennenr wrote:Does anyone have any insight on the possibilities of getting on with the JAG (Air Force, Navy, or Army) after I have completed my 1-year federal district court clerkship? Not sure if they care about a clerkship or if its even worth going through the application process since they are extremely selective to begin with.

Thanks.

The Navy JAG thread can help more with their service specifically, but it might cause problems with their application cycle. My understanding is that your best shot is to apply to the Navy while you're still in law school. I'm not sure if the Navy would wait an additional year for you.

Air Force is also about timing. If you got selected well before your clerkship finished, I don't know if the Air Force would hold a spot for you, but it's possible.

As far as whether it's an advantage, that's hard to tell. A lot of active duty JAGs did not have clerkship experience (State or federal) before commissioning, but that's mostly just timing. I'm sure it's a good thing on the resume, but you would still need to show good things in the other areas the services are interested in.

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Re: Military Law

Postby harp2458 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:54 am

Howell,

Are you currently active duty?

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Re: Military Law

Postby howell » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:00 am

harp2458 wrote:Howell,

Are you currently active duty?

Yep. Happy to answer any questions.

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Re: Military Law

Postby shintopig » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:13 am

hennenr wrote:Does anyone have any insight on the possibilities of getting on with the JAG (Air Force, Navy, or Army) after I have completed my 1-year federal district court clerkship? Not sure if they care about a clerkship or if its even worth going through the application process since they are extremely selective to begin with.

Thanks.


Just a few pages back. Make sure to read before posting.

shintopig wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was recently presented with a appellate clerkship opportunity while I've been working all of the paperwork for my commission (I have not signed any commitment as of yet). Has anyone ever been selected (Navy JAG or other branches) and successfully deferred their start date for a year in order to complete a clerkship?

S. Goodman wrote:I'm also curious about this if anyone has any information. If not a clerkship, what about delaying a year to obtain an LLM?

JAG Hopeful wrote:However, these were all several years ago during the armed forces downsizing. They actually needed lots of JAGs to defer their start of active duty for a year based on personnel shifts. I would call LCDR Gehlen at Accessions and ask; it can’t hurt.


I know personally a fellow law student from my law school (we're alums now), who was accepted into AR JAG this past 2014 winter-board. They were also accepted into a DOJ clerkship and successfully requested the AR to defer their JAG slot until the DOJ clerkship finished.

So, yes it is certainly possible for AR (active duty), and has been done as recently as this past year. :)


PS. I'd assume you'd have to have a pretty good excuse to get deferred.
PPS. I also know that JAG likes good experience, so clerkships are 'prolly darn good excuses.

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Re: Military Law

Postby hennenr » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:32 am

Thanks.....

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Re: Military Law

Postby fhqwhgads » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:03 am

hennenr wrote:Does anyone have any insight on the possibilities of getting on with the JAG (Air Force, Navy, or Army) after I have completed my 1-year federal district court clerkship? Not sure if they care about a clerkship or if its even worth going through the application process since they are extremely selective to begin with.

Thanks.


I know Shintopig has already pointed out some helpful information a few pages back, but I wanted to pass along what I heard over the summer regarding this topic (during a Navy internship). I was told from an LT who did *not* obtain a deferment for a clerkship that it is indeed difficult, and you should be prepared to explain to the Navy how your clerkship will relate to and benefit your future JAG career. They don't simply want to hear that it will enrich you as a person or lawyer. They want you to make your case for how the clerkship will improve your value to them as a Navy/Military lawyer.

P.S. I'm also checking in here for the AF Oct board decisions. Good luck to all who have applied!

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Re: Military Law

Postby harp2458 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:34 am

fhqwhgads,


Are you still in Law School?




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