Thank you for the well wishes!Anonymous User wrote:I highly doubt any law school will count ROTC courses towards a graduate degree. They are bachelor courses at best. To be honest a plan should have been in place well before selection. As someone whose application was denied, I had in place, a schedule that was approved by my law school in coordination with my detachment, well before my application was even submitted.LawDaug wrote:Fellow GLPers, I'd be interested to hear how it's been interacting with your local ROTC detachment and what your plans are for managing the ROTC course load next year. Also is anyone considering trying to cram in field training this summer?Legaleagle21 wrote:Just got the call from my SJA. I’m in as well!!Anonymous User wrote:Same. I got an acceptance GLP call today as well.Anonymous User wrote:Just got the good news call from my SJA, so it looks like selection notifications for GLP and OYCP have begun. Good luck to everyone in the running!
For me, I'm working out how I can integrate 3 ROTC courses into my law school schedule without dramatically increasing my workload. I figure I can petition the law school to accept those ROTC course credit hours towards my JD graduation requirement.
I hope that you are able to figure out your situation, but this should have been considered well before you applied. I wish you success in your endeavor, but also i hope that you recognize your approval was in the place of many that were extremely prepared. In my case to such an extent that i had to plan my daycare schedule 2 years out. Please do not take your acceptance lightly and recognize that you have been given something that many tried to achieve and were denied. I would kill to be in your position. To see you hoping to petition a university to recognize your extracurricular for credits deminishes the entire program and jds in general.
Sorry if my response comes of as harsh, that is not my intention. Plainly speaking any Bachelor level course should not be considered for a jd. I believe the aba would strictly be against such a program given the content taught in ROTC courses as related to law.
P.s. yes i am dismayed by my denial, i had a lot riding on an acceptance. However, Your immaturity in recognizing the gravity of the program you applied to, surprises me greatly.
Cheers and best of luck
I assure you I am taking this opportunity with all due seriousness. It sounds like we are in very different stations in life, so my approach to the commitments required from the program is different from yours. I don't have to worry about baby sitters and other time-commitments that you do face.
I do not mean to come off as flippant or immature, I am simply in a position where I can afford to be flexible with my schedule. Trust me that the requisite planning has gone into this process. I will doing a whole lot of driving to a "cross-town" ROTC detachment to get my ROTC courses done, I knew going in to this that my selection would mean 3-4 hours in the car each week just commuting to and from ROTC, I'm fully on board with the GLP.
That said, I understand how my post looks ungrateful and immature from your point of view. Please know that I am incredibly honored by my selection, that I did my best and committed a lot of time to separating myself from what I knew to be a highly competitive field of candidates, and that I am well prepared for what lies ahead.
As far as the ROTC course credit goes, I am not totally in agreement that the ABA would not hear out a petition to accept ROTC credit. To serve as JAG officer is a unique and honorable field of practice, and I think the ABA could be persuaded accept ROTC work towards either total JD credit hours or toward the "externship" requirements. I think its unlikely, but there's no reason not to try and get a little creative.
Anyway, please believe me that your spot was not taken by some ungrateful bum who lucked his way into GLP with no planning on forethought. Thank you for your reply, thank you for giving me some perspective on my selection, I truly appreciate it.