EDIT: TRYING TO POST A LARGE PICTURE, AND FAILINGgah, why won't it let me? Is there a maximum image size?
Quote from: gratif on March 28, 2007, 04:32:15 PMEDIT: TRYING TO POST A LARGE PICTURE, AND FAILINGgah, why won't it let me? Is there a maximum image size?Didn't do well. Dropped out. 15K in debt.
Don't fool yourself - it's not like there is no competition for JAG.Go to the T1 schools, don't hedge your bets on finishing in the top 5% of a T4 class.
Quote from: lonewolf on March 26, 2007, 04:00:34 PMThe chances of you becoming a law professor from a t-4 are pretty much slim to none. I clearly said I wanted to teach undergrads.
The chances of you becoming a law professor from a t-4 are pretty much slim to none.
Quote from: gratif on March 26, 2007, 07:26:57 PMQuote from: lonewolf on March 26, 2007, 04:00:34 PMThe chances of you becoming a law professor from a t-4 are pretty much slim to none. I clearly said I wanted to teach undergrads.You should have no trouble getting a job at a community college or private school (i.e. University of Phoenix, DeVry, National University). You could be adjunct faculty at schools like UNLV, CSU, or other smaller state schools. Getting a gig as as a tenured professor that teaches upper division courses usually requires a doctorate (the JD is a professional degree that would not help you in that respect). You could teach lower division poli-sci courses, critical thinking classes, our business law courses with a JD. To teach upper division courses, you also need to publish a fair share of papers. That's a big deal in academia. You will also need peer-reviewed work.
Kenpo,You are dead wrong about the SEC and the DOJ. Those entities are very prestige and /or law school grades focused. The DOJ especially so.There are exceptions though, for example, a law student who worked in finance or the securities industry for several years before law school might have an outside shot at the SEC even if not at the top of the class or at a top law law school.Many government jobs are competitive and a lot more competitive than people realize. Some agencies flat out will not hire anyone without at least five years of post-grad attorney experience and others hire strictly from certain schools or cherry pick top students from local schools.JAGs come from a wide variety of schools, from what I've seen. That's not to say JAG isn't competitive, it is. It just seems they take more into account that simply the school you went to or the grades you got when deciding who to hire. It makes sense because not everyone is cut out for the military.