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General Board / Re: JAG & Ranger School, etc
« on: April 30, 2010, 12:03:21 AM »
Dude:
As a JAG you will be a pogue. Just trust me on this one. There is no earthly reason why, as a lawyer, you should go to jump or to Ranger school. Believe me, this drives grunts crazy; "device" chasing admin monkeys are greeted with almost universal scorn by guys who actually have and carry out a combat arm MOS. Being a JAG is a noble pursuit. Stick with that. If you don't want to be an attorney, then go through the OCS cha-cha and do it the old fashioned way. At your age, you will need a waiver for that. I know this isn't what you want to hear, but I am trying to give you an unvarnished rendition of what will happen should you try to chart the course you propose. 

I appreciate you view. Unlike the OP, I am not planning on Ranger school or anything like that. I love the law and want to serve, and it seems like the JAG would be good. I totally understand where you are coming from in regards to how others will view me. I had to look up the word pogue, but its meaning is pretty clear.

I am hoping I get a chance to get into the jag but if not, its all good. Thanks for you succinct reply, it is appreciated.

you my friend have the right approach. i wish you well.

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General Board / Re: JAG & Ranger School, etc
« on: April 29, 2010, 11:56:12 PM »
Spoken like a "leg".  :P

and you know the Army is full of them!

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General Board / Re: JAG & Ranger School, etc
« on: April 29, 2010, 11:15:52 PM »
Don't listen to pussies, just do what you can. If you can go Airborne, then do it. Get every patch and award you can, it will help you get promoted faster and even if nothing else being a badass is it's own award. Let the gimps in admin talk *&^%, fukk'em...... :'(

My whole point is that when you are a JAG, you are an admin guy. End of story. That doesn't diminish the service you render, you just need to accept what you are. Going to Airborne school does not make you a badass, especially if you are a JAG, it makes you a device chasing clown. But don't believe me, just follow this rationale: if I am the secretary of the Army facing an increasingly parsimonious Congress, where do I start making cuts? Is it not sending bona fide infantry-types to jump school? No. What about strap-hanging admin pogues who don't stand a snowball's chance in hell of ever dropping into a combat zone ever? Yep. You get the point. It's the infantry bubbas and the combat arms guys who will hate your poser guts. Just sayin'

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General Board / Re: JAG & Ranger School, etc
« on: April 29, 2010, 07:30:57 PM »
Dude:
As a JAG you will be a pogue. Just trust me on this one. There is no earthly reason why, as a lawyer, you should go to jump or to Ranger school. Believe me, this drives grunts crazy; "device" chasing admin monkeys are greeted with almost universal scorn by guys who actually have and carry out a combat arm MOS. Being a JAG is a noble pursuit. Stick with that. If you don't want to be an attorney, then go through the OCS cha-cha and do it the old fashioned way. At your age, you will need a waiver for that. I know this isn't what you want to hear, but I am trying to give you an unvarnished rendition of what will happen should you try to chart the course you propose. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: New Law School Rankings
« on: November 16, 2009, 11:34:53 PM »
"Most law school rankings look at things like bar passage rates, professor-to-student ratios and the number of books in the library, but ignore the end product ó the quality of lawyers produced. Itís like ranking football teams based on athletic facilities, player size and equipment without considering who wins the games"

'bout time.

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General Board / Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« on: August 23, 2009, 03:38:53 PM »
Tier 1 school. Top third of class. 12 out of 15 callbacks in 2008.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Does client have a case?
« on: May 17, 2009, 03:15:43 PM »
ummmmmm.....it depends?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.3/164 accepted nowhere
« on: May 15, 2009, 09:07:22 PM »
Apparently...

Schools accept people on a rolling basis, they don't wait until the deadline and then look at the applicant pool as a whole. So there are many more spots at the beginning of the cycle, and very few at the end.

I applied in late February and got into every school I applied to, some with scholarships. I also had lower numbers than the guy, maybe he is lacking in other areas of the application.

so....what if you aren't black?

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interesting that Wisconsin (UW) figures nowhere on the list.

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