Is anyone here knowledgeable about JAG Corps stuff? I have a few questions...
1) Is it a good idea to pursue a 1L internship with Army/Navy JAG?
2) Are there any significant differences (other than the obvious) between being an Army JAG vs. Navy JAG?
3) What do JAG recruiters normally look for?
4) After completing your service commitment, what are the job opportunities like?
1. It can be a great idea depending on your options and goals. If you are curious about serving in a legal office at a fort/station or want to get a permanent active duty offer, would be great.
2. I'm not sure what "other than the obvious" distinctions you could be curious about. There are obvious massive quality of life/practice/doctrinal differences.
3. They are not as concerned with GPA/journals as law firms might be. Desire to serve, willingness to deploy, etc, all are likely important.
4. Depends on what you focus on. Navy has farmed out most of their non-criminal work, so the odds of you doing civil work as a civilian are lower. Going US Atty or some other federal agency would be easier.
Litigation firms may love the trial experience but that would be tempered in that you likely will not be doing very sophisticated work.