kgustao wrote:You absolutely do not need a JD to work for the FBI or CIA, there are many agent and desk jobs besides law jobs. I am also under the impression that CIA only hires law grads from the very top of the most elite schools (HYS). If you have ever used any illegal substances of any kind this option will be closed to you...especially for the CIA. Their background check is incredibly thorough and intense.
If this is your dream, look into ways of getting there without going into debt for a law degree.
Nope. Hard drugs need be at least 10 years ago and can be declared as experimentation if tried once. No pot a year before hiring. I've worked with the CIA, and thats what they told me. Check out the new regs., they have been updated in the past 2 years.
And no, you do not need an elite degree to enter either service. Thats pure speculation and isn't true.