I first want to say thanks to everyone providing so much helpful info in this thread about JAG. I found this thread through a reference over at airforceots and it's been really helpful as I've read through it all.
I have a several questions that I don't think have been asked yet:
1. I'm currently a 2L planning on applying for AFJAG DA during my 3L year. I understand that it is possible for me to apply for the August board this summer, but is that the earliest one I can apply to? Technically I'll be done with my 2L year in May and so I would be a 3L for the June board, right? Can I apply to it?
2. Is there any particular board out of the year that usually has less applicants, and thus, would give me a higher chance of being selected?
3. Am I better off applying earlier with less credentials, knowing that I can keep applying if I don't get selected, or should I wait until later in my 3L year when I've got more stuff to stick on my resume? Maybe some background will help for this question. I'm at a T1 southeastern school with just below top half grades, on mock trial team, quarterfinalist in interschool mock trial competition, have done lots of trial ad/appellate ad stuff, enrolled in prosecutorial clinic, worked for local trial practice last summer, done quite a bit of local volunteer work, head of a student org., etc. I feel like I've got a half-way decent resume, but I'm hoping it will get better by the time I hit the fall (get a recommendation from my next-summer employer, improve grades, do well in a regional/nat'l mock trial comp., experience in pros. office, etc.). So the question is whether it's better to apply early and keep applying if I don't get it, or just hold off and do my first application when(if) my resume boosters come in?
Thanks a bunch!