There is also the option of joining the military and being a JAG. This is a great option that I think many on these forums overlook. Some of my friends were JAGs and they liked their job.
Some of your friends were JAG? How long ago? Do you have any idea how hard it is to land a JAG gig now? They get like 100 strong applicants for every position.
I've been out of the Marines since December 2009. I'm not sure how hard it was to land a JAG position for them. I know at least 3 of them actually went to law school while in the Marine Corps, so they got promoted faster even though we started training at the same time. I mean want to say that each class had 6 spots for future JAGs and there were 6 classes a year.
Officer Candidate School weeds out a lot of people. My OCS class had a 48% retention, not sure how many of them were lawyers. Lots of people can't handle the physical demands of the Marine Corps and OCS is even tougher than enlisted boot camp. The Marines also have programs that active duty members can apply for that they send you to law school and that's your job for 3 years, you just have to graduate, pass the bar and then owe 5 years to the Corps. I had a friend qualify for that program but I don't think she graduated since she works for Amazon now as a recruiter.
Sorry for being all over the map here, I'll talk Marine Corps all day.