And something like that would make sense, but there's a big difference between an extra community college certification and a JD. Time,cost,etc. I see lots of retired people get jobs as walmart greeters, or excops go work at TSA, but JD seems like a huge investment for a 2nd career is all.
I guess it depends what age you retire at. 37 sure I can see that. 50.......just pick a noncrud job that you are already qualified for from 30years of civil service. In that time you had to master at least one MOS.
I guess I can see that idea. Maybe that's why so many retired vets end up as cops(and not good ones either)I'm a vet in lawschool too, I just only did the 1 tour plus guard option.
Quote from: lawyerintraining on August 16, 2011, 10:13:07 AMI guess I can see that idea. Maybe that's why so many retired vets end up as cops(and not good ones either)I'm a vet in lawschool too, I just only did the 1 tour plus guard option.Although you probably already know this, I would advise staying in the guard and getting that retirmement. 62 seems like a long ways off right now, but when you hit it, you'll be glad to be collecting that pension. It's pretty substantial. I wish I'd stuck out 16 years in the guard after my 4 years active. Ah well. I was young. 62 is a long ways off when you're 22.
...Maybe that's why so many retired vets end up as cops(and not good ones either)...
I like the OP's rationale for obtaining a J.D. According to the World Bank Development Indicator (2009), the mean US life expectancy is now 79 years. Can we seriously expect, that in today's political and financial climate, a government pension is a "sure thing"? I don't count on it and neither should the OP. He is making an investment in himself and he is a proven performer. In this case, I don't think that making a bet on himself is a gamble.