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I would go ahead and make the appt for the interview... I am sure you will get them in time. Also, My best friend didn't have his official transcript in time last year so he was able to use an unofficial copy.. He was accepted so it appears that it didn't matter.

Current Law Students / Re: ROTC? Could use some advice..
« on: January 01, 2008, 08:53:40 PM »
Well the NJP was for Malingering.. I have been very candid with everyone and they said that will not stop me from being selected. It should stop me from getting a Clearance. I had a Secret Clearance when I worked with EOD in VA..

You can do ROTC as a grad student and in fact, if I am selected for the One Year College Program via the Air Force I would have to do ROTC.. More benefits are, I can have the last year and a half of my law school paid for and I would earn a stipend that is more that I make clerking for the judges at the local courthouse. 

Current Law Students / Re: ROTC? Could use some advice..
« on: January 01, 2008, 04:58:06 PM »
I thought about that alot. I was in the Navy for those 8 years and I didn't care for the deployments too long. However, I am trying to think of many things.
1) my last year of law school would be brutal income wise. My wife missed alot of work when she was ill and we are STILL trying to catch up.
2) I know that the money isn't all that great for a retirement but I do want to work when I get out. Here is what I am thinking about.. I will be an prior enlisted when I originally go back in, which means that my salary would be more than most officers at the same level. I figure that I could make about 30k a year in retirement when I get out.. I looked it up and as an O1E my salary would be a little over 36k a year for my base pay. That doesn't include BAH or BAS... By the time I would reach 03E it would be about over 60k a year base pay. That would mean by the time I retire my pension would be about 30k a year.. Not too awful bad at 42..

My only problem would be how hard would it be to get a job as a prosecutor..

I dunno though....

Current Law Students / Re: ROTC? Could use some advice..
« on: January 01, 2008, 02:25:00 PM »
I don't know if my school will make me stay longer, but I am sure they will. The school and ROTC will work with me, they both have stated this.

I agree that it would not be preferable to not practice law for those 12 years..... THe main career choice I want to do is to become a prosecutor... Drawing a military pension and having this job woul dmake it that much easier..

I dunno what to do.. It is alot to think about.

Current Law Students / ROTC? Could use some advice..
« on: January 01, 2008, 08:58:46 AM »
Hey everyone, I was hoping I could get some advice from everyone here. I have tried to talk to my family but they have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA of what I am going through.. I thought maybe someone on here could offer advice and suggestions.

Here is my situation. I am a 29 year old married male and I have a son.. I spent 8 years in the Navy.. While in the Navy I received and Article 15, however I was discharged with an Re-R1 re-enlistment code.... I am currently in my second year of law school. I have a relatively good GPA and a good ranking in my class.. I am applying for the AF JAG Corps and will have my application in soon. I am applying for the One Year College Program... Here is where it gets tricky...

If I am not selected for JAG, I am considering still doing ROTC.. I don't mind staying longer at school in order to meet the time requirments... If I do ROTC and get back into the military, I can possibly retire in 12 years and then practice law. Maybe even practice law while in.. I could probably even still apply for the JAG Corps via the Direct Appointment Program while in ROTC and even in the Air Force.. I would have my J.D. and would likely have passed the bar somewhere. Also, my state has a program that pays for school so I could possibly have my last year of law school paid for and receive a stipend. Since I have a family I could use the benefits that the Military offers. I also miss military life...

If I do this, there is a chance I might not be able to practice law for the 12 years I am in.. Therefore, when I get out of the military it might be hard to find a job as a lawyer...

What would you do in this situation..

Current Law Students / JAG/AFOQT Scores
« on: December 27, 2007, 10:37:24 AM »
I took the AFOQT December the 14th. I have yet to get my score. The ROTC Detachment is out till the 2nd. They gave me a website to check my score but all it does is keep popping up that there are no scores. They said the scores would take a week... I am wondering if anyone here knows how to check them. Has anyone here been in the Air Force ROTC, taken the AFOQT, or know anything. I want to apply for the AF JAG but need to wait till I get my score...


Current Law Students / Re: Navy after law school - not as a JAG
« on: December 23, 2007, 05:06:57 PM »
Yup.. I don't know if that post was directed to my post or the OP.. As for me, I know that my law school degree won't help me in promotion as an officer. I am just thinking that I can retire in 12 years if I get back in. I could also likely practice law part time while in the AF. When I get out I would draw a pension and be able to practice law...

I just know I want to get back in the military..

Current Law Students / Re: Navy after law school - not as a JAG
« on: December 23, 2007, 12:31:23 PM »
I know that this is an extremely old thread but I am considering the same thing... Only mine isn't because I don't want to be a lawyer it is because I REALLLLLY want to go back into the military. I would love to be able to do both but if I don't get selected for JAG then I would like to go into the AF and participate in ROTC on campus here.

Any suggestions?

I am trying to apply for the AF JAG and wanted to apply for the FEB board. I tried to get the letter from the local ROTC detachment and was told that I have to get within standards. I am not fat mind you, not at all, I am a mere 2% over BF.. Also, they told me I have to take AFOQT before he will give me the letter.   

I am beginning to wonder why is it so hard for me..

Current Law Students / I am glad that finals are over but.....
« on: December 12, 2007, 10:25:25 AM »
I had my cont law exam and although I knew the tests like the back of my hand, I had a hell of a time applying it. I was ALL over the place. The test required us to write our answer in the form of a supreme court decision.. YUCK..

I was hoping for a better semester than last, I miseed an entire month of my second semester of my 2L year. I passed but my GPA took at hit. So, now I have to wait to see if I was able to atleast make a little move up.

I am not concerned about being high up in the class except for the fact that I want to be competitive for JAG...

I know that this is just rambling, but I had to rant... My 6 year old doesn't seem to appreciate it...

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