harrijust86 wrote:In via phone call a couple of days ago!! With a decent scholly! Very excited!! This will be a tough decision because I got into Emory with the same scholly two days later... hmmm.
164/3.74 Non-URM /quote
Retake and go to Yale. Seriously, you have pretty awesome softs. /quote
Might I ask how old you are? Thats a whole lot of accomplishment /quote
Thanks!! Unfortunately, my 164 was my second try. My first try was a 161. Apparently, my brain is pretty stubborn when I tried learning this test.
I'll turn 25 this summer. I was working at the Pentagon at 19 (my sophomore year). /quote
So you somehow managed to go to the naval academy while working at the pentagon and being an emt trainer for six years. And Then were a jet pilot? Can I be your trophy husband? Seriously, you might be one of the most accomplished 25 year olds on the planet. Is law your passion? Are you gonna do jag? You fascinate me. Also, just wow! And thank you, I now feel both honored and inadequate.
I'm not a Naval Academy grad (thank God!). Those guys Commission out of school with minimal social and life skills. I went to GW and commissioned through the NROTC program. I did the EMT/CPR instructor thing since I was 16, so got a head start on that in high school (when I thought I wanted to be an MD).
I'm flattered at your offer, but I married a Marine jet pilot last year (so that I could be his trophy wife
). My personal statement was actually about what it was like to be the only Jew and the only female in a Navy tactical jet squadron. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from admissions offices about my personal statement -- including from BU. The theme of my PS was about being part of changing the status quo, and on the bottom of my acceptance letter, the BU admissions left a hand-written note that said "Here's to changing the status quo!"
Law is definitely a passion. I did a temporary duty assignment working with JAGs in Defense and Legal Assistance at a Naval Legal Service Office. I defended Sailors and Marines at Courts Martial and Admin Separation Boards and turned out to be very good at it. The JAGs recommended I sit for the LSAT and pursue a JD, so I happily took the opportunity when I left Active Duty for Reserve Intelligence.
Going back to Active Duty to return as a JAG is always an option (especially because the DoD won't need to train and commission me as an officer, they can just send me to Navy Justice School), but I'm keeping an open mind. I like being a weekend warrior spy so far, and I have contacts in DOJ Intelligence Policy and OGC Navy/Marine Corps. I would eventually like to work the policy side of the house.