How competitive is it to get into the JAG corp?
The reason I am considering it is because I have really had trouble with employment, and I don't feel like f-ing with interviews again as a 3L, just to have no positive result AGAIN. More importantly, I don't think I can spend 3 years of law school and graduate without a job or even ever having a real summer associate position, and still be able to respect myself.
So, I have been considering the JAG corp. I talked to the Navy and they said it is a 4 year commitment, pays around $50K taking housing and medical into consideration, and they would give me $22K for my 3L year.
My problem is, however, I heard a rumor that it is SUPER competitive, with +1000 applicants for less than 50 spots. I really don't feel like wasting my time if that is the case. However, I don't really see how the military could afford to be so picky, do they really have such an abundance of applications? Also, I feel like I would be very desirable to the military: I have an engineering degree, I am in excellent physical health, I could do at least 25 pull ups, 100 pushups...etc., I am in the top 50% of my class, and my lawschool is almost top tier (53rd).
thanks for any info.