dk8 wrote:Patrick Bateman wrote:Most law students I know who consider this route are DQ-ed before they even apply in light of the strict drug use standards. If you have done any hard drugs or smoked pot more than 15 times, you are auto-dinged.
LOL at this stupidity. Upon the 16th occasion that you smoke pot, you are magically turned into a burned out, unethical drug fiend unworthy of any further consideration.
For the sake of our country, I really hope they aren't turning any Arab linguists away because they smoked weed 15.5 times. But given the irrational and arbitrary nature of our drug policies, it wouldn't suprise me at all.
(Not directed at you Patrick Bateman, I know you are just citing their policy)
I know! I think you get DQed for taking adderall (without a prescription) because it's considered an "illegal" drug because you didn't have a prescription for it. You can't apply to the Bureau until you have stopped doing so for 10 years (which is why I'm hesitant to take it). Anyways, that may mean turning down qualified applicants (that meet the Bureau's needs, i.e. those who are fluent in Arabic or Persian) because of some unrealistic policy, especially because they're taking it for academic purposes and not recreational purposes. Just my $0.02 on that since I remember reading somewhere that it's pretty popular among students at Ivy League institutions to take adderall, and I'm sure the Bureau would love to have some of those graduates work for them.