Law School or ROTC?

Law school or ROTC

  • Hell no stay away from ROTC, go to law school worry about military later

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes do ROTC and do law school

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • Yes do ROTC but law school later

    Votes: 1 50.0%

  • Total voters
    2
I'm thinking about applying to law schools yet I wanted to do ROTC too. Should I continue with ROTC and then try to compete for an educational delay or just drop ROTC and focus on Law school then ROTC or the military afterwards?
 

tthom001

Member
Do you want to be a JAG or do other military duties?
Like what AROTC dad said, there are lawyer jobs in the military at least for the navy I do not know about the other branches. You can become a JAG officer but it is not unrestricted warfare therefore you could not become a JAG officer coming out of the Navy ROTC program. You would have to do Navy OCS if you want to be a JAG officer.
 

time2

10-Year Member
Think you need to first improve your 1.78 GPA you mentioned previously regardless of what path you intend to follow.
 

glen

5-Year Member
Think you need to first improve your 1.78 GPA you mentioned previously regardless of what path you intend to follow.
LOL - used to be graduating from college you could attend almost any law school and make a good career in the law. Not any longer (unless your Daddy owns a law practice or big corporation you can join). Today, unless you attend the top law schools and graduate in the top of your class - a career in law is an iffy proposition. Worse, even the most mediocre law school will cost about $150 - $200 grand for 3 years after 4 years of college expenses. And about 1/3 of graduating law students will end up getting jobs in the legal field - with huge loans to pay off. So make sure you have a good plan to pay for college and law school. Doing ROTC will potentially earn you a commission and depending on your choice of entry, 8 years of amazing experiences as a young person. Choose correctly, and you can enter active duty for a few years, earn veteran's bill rights that can be used after discharge for law school. Or earn an ROTC scholarship that pays for most of your college costs and leaves you less to pay for after going to law school. Or go ROTC without a scholarship and preserve your GI benefits for law school. Either way - you will be more mature and a better lawyer for it. But as time2 said - you won't get into law school with a 1.78GPA.
 
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