Interested in JAG, but want to know more, can anyone help?

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lillawyer2
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Interested in JAG, but want to know more, can anyone help?

Postby lillawyer2 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:51 am

I'm planning on retaking to get into a better school.
I have the GPA to get me into a T-14, so why not just try again considering the strong advantages.
This time I will take the test when I'm ready and not to meet a deadline.

I'm currently working full time at a really good job.
I have time to study and think about potential career options.
JAG is one of them and if I decide that I am very serious about it, I would like to better my chances of achieving said goal.

On the surface level, as in, after doing minimal research, I am interested in the criminal and operations area of practice.


Can anyone give me some insight?

What schools should I look into to maximize my chances?

I know Georgetown Law School would probably be a great option.
However, I am interested in attending several other T-14's, such as NYU, Columbia, Harvard, Cornell and Stanford.

Is it necessary or greatly recommended that I have some sort of military experience?

I did see some JAG profiles where law school was their initial plan and JAG came later, in the midst of military->JAG.
I have to be on active deployment for 4 years anyway, so am I naive to assume, its not necessarily that advantageous to have prior experience.

Can one become a JAG right after law school/bar?
Based on what I've read, I am thinking yes.

Can anyone tell me all about JAG?

the good
the bad
the ugly

Indifference
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Re: Interested in JAG, but want to know more, can anyone help?

Postby Indifference » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:05 am

lillawyer2 wrote:I'm planning on retaking to get into a better school.
I have the GPA to get me into a T-14, so why not just try again considering the strong advantages.
This time I will take the test when I'm ready and not to meet a deadline.

I'm currently working full time at a really good job.
I have time to study and think about potential career options.
JAG is one of them and if I decide that I am very serious about it, I would like to better my chances of achieving said goal.

On the surface level, as in, after doing minimal research, I am interested in the criminal and operations area of practice.


Can anyone give me some insight?

What schools should I look into to maximize my chances?

I know Georgetown Law School would probably be a great option.
However, I am interested in attending several other T-14's, such as NYU, Columbia, Harvard, Cornell and Stanford.

Is it necessary or greatly recommended that I have some sort of military experience?

I did see some JAG profiles where law school was their initial plan and JAG came later, in the midst of military->JAG.
I have to be on active deployment for 4 years anyway, so am I naive to assume, its not necessarily that advantageous to have prior experience.

Can one become a JAG right after law school/bar?
Based on what I've read, I am thinking yes.

Can anyone tell me all about JAG?

the good
the bad
the ugly


JAG in its various forms has been discussed widely on these forums. Try a quick forum search.

To get you started, here is a thread on NAVY JAG

And here is a thread on military law in general.




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