Law School Ed Delay

mikechampumass

New Member
I'm a sophomore scholarship army rotc cadet at UMass, a little about me: I'm a political science major in the honors college, I have a 3.7 gpa, 294 pt score, recently accepted CULP mission to Tanzania, on our ranger challenge team, and I'm involved in club and intramural sports at UMass, and also involved in my fraternity. My question is how hard it is to get an education delay and go to law school to become a JAG through ROTC? What sort of scores and OML standing do you need? And is there anything I'm not doing now that I could do to have a better shot? Please let me know any info you all have about getting an ed delay and becoming a jag through rotc, I really appreciate it!
 

cheska

New Member
I'm currently in ed-delay. It's not that hard to get, although they have been decreasing the amount of slots they give out. Based on your GPA, APFT, and extracurriculars, you will be fine. You have to submit your LSAT score and get accepted into a law school before they grant you the delay, so just do well on the test and get into an ABA accredited law school. Keep in mind that and ed-delay doesn't guarantee JAG. You still have to compete with everyone else applying to JAG. Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.
 

clarksonarmy

Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army
5-Year Member
Our last law school ed delay Cadet had stats that looked a lot like yours. If you can cure cancer and solve world hunger in the next year you'll improve your chances. Making sure you are ready for the LSAT will also help. I don't know if I would agree that "it's not hard", but you are doing everything you need to do. Just stay out of trouble, stay in shape, and keep those grades up.
 

jwhit123

New Member
I'm currently in ed-delay. It's not that hard to get, although they have been decreasing the amount of slots they give out. Based on your GPA, APFT, and extracurriculars, you will be fine. You have to submit your LSAT score and get accepted into a law school before they grant you the delay, so just do well on the test and get into an ABA accredited law school. Keep in mind that and ed-delay doesn't guarantee JAG. You still have to compete with everyone else applying to JAG. Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.
Hello Ma'am,

I am an MSIII in Army ROTC. I would like to attend law school and I'm exploring the Ed Delay option, but I am having some trouble with the logistics of the process. I saw some of your comments on a thread, and was wondering if I could ask you just a few questions:

  1. What can I do besides maximize my LSAT score/GPA to increase my chance of getting Ed Delay?

  2. Do I need a law school acceptance letter with my Ed Delay packet? If not required, does it help? If I do need one, how can I get one with my packet given the timeline (Ed Delay packet is due early September usually, which is far before most school’s early decision deadlines)? Should I be taking my LSATs early?

  3. What are your chances of getting into JAG after law school, given that you have been through ROTC and are already an LT?

  4. Is there any other advice you have for this whole process?
Thank you so much, and guidance you can offer is much appreciated!
 

AROTCPMS

Former Army ROTC PMS for Claremont McKenna and USC
5-Year Member
I'm currently in ed-delay. It's not that hard to get, although they have been decreasing the amount of slots they give out. Based on your GPA, APFT, and extracurriculars, you will be fine. You have to submit your LSAT score and get accepted into a law school before they grant you the delay, so just do well on the test and get into an ABA accredited law school. Keep in mind that and ed-delay doesn't guarantee JAG. You still have to compete with everyone else applying to JAG. Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.
Cheska is spot on here. The Ed Delay usually isn't the hard part, it is branching JAG after you finish. Last cadet I know who did Ed Delay for law school was not picked up for JAG. He is now serving as a transportation officer.
 

emwvmi01

5-Year Member
Another great option would be to look at FLEP. A program where you get to do a basic branch for 2-4 years then apply for Army funded law school and reentry as a JAG. It gets you some good tactical experience and you are receiving officer pay as a law student.
 
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