Hey all, dropping back in. 2L, just submitted my application, interview is scheduled. Catching up on this thread made me pretty excited. Here's hoping, right?
los blancos wrote:Thanks! After that initial two-year period, how much say does one have in what area they specialize? If trial experience is the goal, seems like there are better branches than Navy?
I spoke with a Navy JAG last week who said that he is focused on trial work: if you ask, you'll get it. He was made an SJA but informed his superiors that he really wanted to be in the courtroom and ended up transferred over there pretty soon, though I can't remember the specifics. The Navy now has a litigation development program of some kind, I can't remember the acronym (Military Justice something something), which I believe is unique of the other branches. I think the Navy will be a good place for trial work if you let them know. I don't know how it compares to the other branches, though.