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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to X School Thread
« on: June 16, 2012, 01:29:06 PM »
George Washington   ;D

Law School Admissions / Do Fee Waivers mean anything?
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:47:52 PM »
I'm applying to law schools now and I've gotten fee waivers from some T14 schools like (Duke, Vanderbilt, Penn State) but I'm a realist I have a GPA of 3.65 and an LSAT of 157 (though I plan on retaking it). But do those fee waivers mean anything or is it just false hope?

I'm also African-American if that helps at all.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School Then Army or Vice Versa?
« on: October 16, 2009, 11:13:20 PM »
Schools loved my military surely wasn't my GPA.

joining the regiment isn't easy, there are so few slots and those probably are a ton of west pointers...I mean that (the scroll) is a way of life where the tab is a qualification.  I'm going to presume you're a PT stud, right?  like 80-90 pushups in 2 minutes, about the same sit ups and 13 minute two-mile run and about 20 pull ups  sounds like fun to you, right?   Honestly, people don't go to the regiment and then try to get a green beret just to get out in few years to go to law school.  But, getting a slot to ranger school itself isn't that hard, you'll probably just get the tab and then go to the 82, 101, or 10th mtn afterwards.  That's very, very common.  It's just that you don't go to SOCOM and then get out that swallows your life because it is a way of life.

That said, I'd go find the ROTC battalion commander at your school and ask him about figuring out what the best way would be to get the branch you want.  If you don't know anything about the Army yet, learn this...never trust any one's word; demand to see the regulation or manual or pamphlet.  And then, when he gives you answers, ask him which AR (Army Regulation) it comes from. 
My only worry for you is that you will be behind on the PT and learning curve before you go to LDAC and might screw yourself somehow.  I do not know how that works exactly, so I can't say if my fear is grounded or misplaced, but it can be hard to get branch transfer once it's done.  I can't tell you an exact answer, but you need to do a lot of asking around.

So basically what your saying is I have a virtually zero chance of getting into SOCOM if I plan on staying in the Army  for only about 6-9 years? Though I wouldnt really  mind if I just went to  Ranger School and was  put in an Airborne Unit  like the 101st or 82nd.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School Then Army or Vice Versa?
« on: October 12, 2009, 11:56:10 AM »
If money isn't an issue right now, honestly I wouldn't bother with ROTC.  You can go through OCS after graduation and you will not have to sacrifice your summers now as well as missing out on the military science classes and the FTXs that always seem to occur when you have something better to do.

Yea money isnt really that big an issue, basically my goals in the Army would to become an Infantry Officer and hopefully get promoted so I could join a Ranger Regiment or Special Forces. So would you say OCS would be better off for me than ROTC? Also what does one actually do in ROTC I know about the 4 week training thing I would have to do in the summer if I joined now, but what does one do at your school?

Oh and one Ivy League schools think of you favorably if youve had military service and a good GPA?

Seriously how important are they for example if I were to have a 3.8 GPA and maybe a 165 LSAT but absoulutely no extracurricular activities, would my chances of getting into a good school be lower as opposed to someone with lower grades but is more active?

Choosing the Right Law School / Law School Then Army or Vice Versa?
« on: September 29, 2009, 12:01:24 PM »
So right now I'm a sophmore at a pretty good college and I definetly want to goto Law School and eventually become a lawyer but I also really have a passion for joining the military specifically the Army. So my question is should I goto Law School first then join the Army or goto the Army first then Law School?

Now please note I do not want to become a JAG or anything like that I'd like to go in probably through OCS and become a real officer you know the ones that get shot at. Also here a couple of questions that would help make the decision easier for me:

For one while money isnt really a big problem would the Army pay off my student loans if I went to Law School first then joined?
Say I get denied from a good Law School would they take a better look at me if I was in the Army?
And how would employers look at me if I went to the military after LS?

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