Law School after Army ROTC

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  1. pbanks13

    pbanks13 New Member

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    I'm currently going in to my MSII year in the Army ROTC program. My goal has always been to attend law school, and I was wondering exactly how that works in the army. I know of the educational delay, but does that mean the army pays for law school? Also, do you still receive your second lieutenant salary while attending law school? If someone could just explain the overall process of going from ROTC to law school and then hopefully to the JAG corps that would be great. Thank you.
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    You would need to apply for ED, you would need to be accepted to a law school. The Army won't be paying for law school. You would not be getting your 2LT pay or benefits and your time in service would not start until you are activated into the Army which would be after law school. Even if you get the law degree and pass the bar you are not guaranteed JAG.

    I'm sure others will have more detailed information. Have you talked to your Cadre about this, they should be your first conversation and should be able to lay out your options.

    Were you able to get a waiver for your shoulder, will you be able to contract next fall and activate your 3yr Scholarship.
     
  3. pbanks13

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    Thank you for the quick reply. Yes, I was able to get a waiver for my shoulder and actually the rotc program extended my scholarship so I was awarded a 3.5 year scholarship.
     
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    Great news, congratulations.
     
  5. -Bull-

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    JAG is very hard to get. We had a guy a couple years back that was enlisted for a few years, paid his own way through undergrad and then joined ROTC after a few years in the civilian workforce with an ROTC scholarship that paid for him through law school. He finished #2 in his law school class, very well at LDAC and in accessions, with the army paying for his law school, and he still didn't get selected for JAG. He's now an FA 2LT with a J.D. lol
     
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    I understand it's difficult, but nothing worth doing is easy.
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Just sent you a PM...We just commissioned a Law School bound ed delay LT. I can put you in touch with him if you send me some contact info.
     

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