Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Elle in Combat Boots » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:13 pm

TortsIllustratedd wrote: Can you explain what you mean by medical was a beast? Are there common things people are getting DQ'd for? Curious as I am about to start the process and want to know what I can do to make it easier/ prepare myself for the process. Thanks so much!


Things that used to be easily waived were no longer waived. But I heard a few other ridiculous stories about medical simply misreading medical documents (i.e. DQ'ing someone for a condition the doctor said he did NOT have).

If you are about to start the process, make sure you get all your medical documents in order. Your recruiter will tell you what else you need (if anything). Be responsive, and if others aren't responsive, let the accessions office know about it.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby ChicagoLawStudent » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:02 pm

Hello Everyone,

Has this thread gone dead?

In light of the Friday, February 08 deadline for the Student Program, I figured there'd be more activity.
I'm a 2L and second-time applicant at a T2 school.
Current Stats:
- Prior service (Navy)
- GPA 3.2; bottom 50%
- LSAT 150
- Several government extern/internships

Anyone else applying this go around?

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Dawg57 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:11 pm

I am still here. Going on my 3rd application

T2
3.3
160 LSAT
editor for secondary journal
previous positions with federal agencies (DOE, NNSA, DOJ) and a USAO.

no prior military service, just heavy service with active military service student org

this is my last shot before graduating, so fingers crossed I get some reprieve via good news in April! Good luck and following seas to all.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby ChicagoLawStudent » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:37 am

Dawg57 wrote:I am still here. Going on my 3rd application

T2
3.3
160 LSAT
editor for secondary journal
previous positions with federal agencies (DOE, NNSA, DOJ) and a USAO.

no prior military service, just heavy service with active military service student org

this is my last shot before graduating, so fingers crossed I get some reprieve via good news in April! Good luck and following seas to all.




All things considered, a 19% acceptance rate (last cycle) coupled with the Navy's plans to grow leaves you with a good chance for recommendation (assuming there's nothing controversial in your app). That said, I've also heard that JAGs numbers don't always reflect increases/decreases in other communities.

I pray you get through this time around!

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Dawg57 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:34 am

ChicagoLawStudent wrote:
Dawg57 wrote:I am still here. Going on my 3rd application

T2
3.3
160 LSAT
editor for secondary journal
previous positions with federal agencies (DOE, NNSA, DOJ) and a USAO.

no prior military service, just heavy service with active military service student org

this is my last shot before graduating, so fingers crossed I get some reprieve via good news in April! Good luck and following seas to all.




All things considered, a 19% acceptance rate (last cycle) coupled with the Navy's plans to grow leaves you with a good chance for recommendation (assuming there's nothing controversial in your app). That said, I've also heard that JAGs numbers don't always reflect increases/decreases in other communities.

I pray you get through this time around!



Yeah, I’m certainly optimistic. Navy JAGs have told me that the plans to grow the fleet include growth in the JAG Corps. That said, I did apply last cycle and not get PR’d so we will see. I’m hopeful. Have been accepted Army, and know it would be a good life and career. But at the same time my first choice has and will continue to be the Navy. So here’s hoping. To you and any other lurkers here: good luck!

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby RoddyAA » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:31 pm

Just submitted my application.

3L @ a T2
School doesn't give GPA
163 LSAT
Staffer for Law Review 2L year, didn't return this year
TA for Evidence, RA for another Prof.
Letters from two professors, a Judge I worked with, and a Public Defender I worked with
Congressional Internship in undergrad, 2 PD's Offices, a legislative committee, and a Judge in law school. Lots of leadership/community service experience, no prior military service

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby ChicagoLawStudent » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:24 pm

RoddyAA wrote:Just submitted my application.

3L @ a T2
School doesn't give GPA
163 LSAT
Staffer for Law Review 2L year, didn't return this year
TA for Evidence, RA for another Prof.
Letters from two professors, a Judge I worked with, and a Public Defender I worked with
Congressional Internship in undergrad, 2 PD's Offices, a legislative committee, and a Judge in law school. Lots of leadership/community service experience, no prior military service





Is this your first time applying?

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby RoddyAA » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:39 pm

ChicagoLawStudent wrote:
RoddyAA wrote:Just submitted my application.

3L @ a T2
School doesn't give GPA
163 LSAT
Staffer for Law Review 2L year, didn't return this year
TA for Evidence, RA for another Prof.
Letters from two professors, a Judge I worked with, and a Public Defender I worked with
Congressional Internship in undergrad, 2 PD's Offices, a legislative committee, and a Judge in law school. Lots of leadership/community service experience, no prior military service





Is this your first time applying?

It is. When I decided I wanted to do this I weighed 285lbs and I didn’t want to go to my Structured Interview that overweight because it lasts for three years. It took me a year and a half to get down to where I am now, sad that I missed three boards :cry:

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby ChicagoLawStudent » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:35 pm

RoddyAA wrote:
ChicagoLawStudent wrote:
RoddyAA wrote:Just submitted my application.

3L @ a T2
School doesn't give GPA
163 LSAT
Staffer for Law Review 2L year, didn't return this year
TA for Evidence, RA for another Prof.
Letters from two professors, a Judge I worked with, and a Public Defender I worked with
Congressional Internship in undergrad, 2 PD's Offices, a legislative committee, and a Judge in law school. Lots of leadership/community service experience, no prior military service





Is this your first time applying?

It is. When I decided I wanted to do this I weighed 285lbs and I didn’t want to go to my Structured Interview that overweight because it lasts for three years. It took me a year and a half to get down to where I am now, sad that I missed three boards :cry:



Great material for a persuasive motivational statement, as it speaks magnitudes to your "Commitment."
Fingers crossed for you!

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby RoddyAA » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:24 am

Thanks, you too!



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