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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby ak7ja » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:46 pm

JAGbound wrote:Greetings all!

I'm currently gathering materials for a Fall 2018 application and had a few questions I was hoping someone could answer.

1) Was there a specific format required for the letters of rec? Specifically, the Navy JAG site says the following:

Letters should be addressed to the "President of the JAGC Accessions Board". The following address should ONLY be used for letterhead:

Office of the Judge Advocate General
Attn: JAGC Accessions Officer
1322 Patterson Ave., Suite 3000
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066

Does that mean the address above needs to be on the top of the header? I was hoping my recommendations could have the letterhead of the respective office of the recommender.

2) I've heard it is less likely a 2L will get picked up the first go around (obviously case-by-case basis), but does anyone have any hard numbers on how many 2Ls the Board picks up on average? Percentage?

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When I applied my recommenders just addressed the letter to the President of the JAGC Accessions Board. Typically, a business letter will first have the address of the person who's writing the letter first, with the address of the recipient underneath. Just Google business letter format. You might be overthinking it.

It is hard to get picked up as a 2L, not impossible though. They don't release data on the number of 2Ls that get selected, but I think my year around 20 people in my class were selected their 2L year (out of like 70-80-ish total).

Good luck!

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby JAGbound » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:47 pm

Thanks for the advice! Definitely over thinking that one.

On a separate note, does anyone have any thoughts regarding the length of the motivational statement? I know it states a 400 word max, but I feel anything more than 300 will likely go unread. Am I way off base here? For those of you that were accepted, do you remember the length?

Thanks!

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby ak7ja » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:33 pm

JAGbound wrote:Thanks for the advice! Definitely over thinking that one.

On a separate note, does anyone have any thoughts regarding the length of the motivational statement? I know it states a 400 word max, but I feel anything more than 300 will likely go unread. Am I way off base here? For those of you that were accepted, do you remember the length?

Thanks!


If they weren't going to read past 300 words then they'd make the word limit 300. You're either trolling or reading way too into the application instructions.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby chili_davis » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:49 pm

Does anyone know how/who to contact for issues with the online application? I was locked out of my account yesterday right as I was uploading my last document! I emailed the server (which was suggested in the FAQ section), but my account hasn't been restored yet. With the deadline tonight, what are my options?

Should I make another account and start over??

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Dawg57 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:25 pm

Welp, submitted again, feeling hopeful. Now we begin the 2.5 month wait. Godspeed to all those nervus 2Ls, 3Ls, and DA applicants out there!

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Elle in Combat Boots » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:01 am

For the curious, board meets this week.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby chili_davis » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:05 pm

I'm assuming applicants will hear about their results prior to the Christmas holiday? I doubt many 2L's get picked up on their first look, so I'm not holding my breath. Best of luck everyone.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Elle in Combat Boots » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:10 am

chili_davis wrote:I'm assuming applicants will hear about their results prior to the Christmas holiday? I doubt many 2L's get picked up on their first look, so I'm not holding my breath. Best of luck everyone.

That would be a good assumption, but I have no further details at this time.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Elle in Combat Boots » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:18 pm

chili_davis wrote: I doubt many 2L's get picked up on their first look, so I'm not holding my breath.


Er mi Gawd. Please stop the rumor that 2Ls rarely get picked up.

FY18 Primary selects (Fall 17 + Spring 18 boards)
--50 2Ls
--46 3Ls

FY17 Primary selects (Fall 16 + Spring 17 boards)
--44 2Ls
--23 3Ls

There's a reason we tell applicants to "apply early, apply often."

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Dawg57 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:22 pm

Elle in Combat Boots wrote:
chili_davis wrote: I doubt many 2L's get picked up on their first look, so I'm not holding my breath.


Er mi Gawd. Please stop the rumor that 2Ls rarely get picked up.

FY18 Primary selects (Fall 17 + Spring 18 boards)
--50 2Ls
--46 3Ls

FY17 Primary selects (Fall 16 + Spring 17 boards)
--44 2Ls
--23 3Ls

There's a reason we tell applicants to "apply early, apply often."



While I knew that this was a rumor not supported by the numbers, I wish it were true... as a 3L re-applicant, lol. Thanks for clearing that up for folks - even those like myself in a state of stupor/denial. ha

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby other guy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:32 pm

I know several ppl who got the call today from Navy JAG. I was not one of them. Thought everyone should know.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Dawg57 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:51 pm

other guy wrote:I know several ppl who got the call today from Navy JAG. I was not one of them. Thought everyone should know.

Interesting. Status still listed as pending - didn’t expect anything until next week.

Thanks for the info!

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby other guy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:55 pm

I was an intern this summer. All of us interns made a pact to state we would inform each other when/if we got the phone call.
Note, they have a week to decide whether to go forward. IF they decide to forego this opportunity, other ppl will fill in the gap. That's why they haven't released the results yet. That's what I'm thinking.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Dawg57 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:05 pm

other guy wrote:I was an intern this summer. All of us interns made a pact to state we would inform each other when/if we got the phone call.
Note, they have a week to decide whether to go forward. IF they decide to forego this opportunity, other ppl will fill in the gap. That's why they haven't released the results yet. That's what I'm thinking.


Nicely done. That very well may be true. Granted I would understand that’s the sort of thing the alternate list is for. But I don’t pretend to know exactly how or why they would choose to inform everyone.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Elle in Combat Boots » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:36 pm

other guy wrote: IF they decide to forego this opportunity, other ppl will fill in the gap. That's why they haven't released the results yet. That's what I'm thinking.


Not how it works. The accessions office hasn't been able to get in touch with everyone that has been PROREC'd yet, but I was told they should by tomorrow and online application status will be updated after that. Facebook announcement will be made once the online application status for all applications has been completed.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Dawg57 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:42 pm

Elle in Combat Boots wrote:
other guy wrote: IF they decide to forego this opportunity, other ppl will fill in the gap. That's why they haven't released the results yet. That's what I'm thinking.


Not how it works. The accessions office hasn't been able to get in touch with everyone that has been PROREC'd yet, but I was told they should by tomorrow and online application status will be updated after that. Facebook announcement will be made once the online application status for all applications has been completed.



I had a feeling you would chime in eventually Elle. :) As that didn’t seem like a likely course of action for accessions.

Thanks as always!

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby other guy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:48 pm

Not how it works. The accessions office hasn't been able to get in touch with everyone that has been PROREC'd yet, but I was told they should by tomorrow and online application status will be updated after that. Facebook announcement will be made once the online application status for all applications has been completed.


I'll be forthcoming, I was merely speculating! I'll be the first to tell you that. I even said "That's what I'm thinking."

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby other guy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:33 am

Not how it works. The accessions office hasn't been able to get in touch with everyone that has been PROREC'd yet, but I was told they should by tomorrow and online application status will be updated after that. Facebook announcement will be made once the online application status for all applications has been completed.[/quote]


Does this mean they contacted ppl and were unsuccessful or they didn't get to names at the bottom of the list?

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby other guy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:35 am

Results posted.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Dawg57 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:05 pm

It would seem all folks have been called and the app site has been updated. No luck again for me... devastating... I’ll re-apply in the Spring. Here’s to hoping the Army has a different opinion on my application.

Congrats to all those PRed and Alternates!

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Dawg57 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:33 pm

other guy wrote:Results posted.


I hope it was better news for you than it was for me! Either way we both have another shot this academic year, at least!

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby other guy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:44 am

Dawg57 wrote:
other guy wrote:Results posted.


I hope it was better news for you than it was for me! Either way we both have another shot this academic year, at least!



Nope didn't get it! IT's ok though. I had a million issues getting forms from prior service. I have a feeling I didn't get selected on account of that. I'll reapply. Good luck!

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby MichaelGScott » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:37 am

Elle in Combat Boots wrote:Not how it works. The accessions office hasn't been able to get in touch with everyone that has been PROREC'd yet, but I was told they should by tomorrow and online application status will be updated after that. Facebook announcement will be made once the online application status for all applications has been completed.

A 3L at my school has mentioned that they know quite a few selects from the past 2 years who have been blindsided by medical DQs after being selected. They actually recommended that I apply for a different branch instead due to the black box of medical decisions with the Navy. Is there any truth to this or are they just exaggerating?

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby Elle in Combat Boots » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:55 am

MichaelGScott wrote: A 3L at my school has mentioned that they know quite a few selects from the past 2 years who have been blindsided by medical DQs after being selected. They actually recommended that I apply for a different branch instead due to the black box of medical decisions with the Navy. Is there any truth to this or are they just exaggerating?


Getting past medical was a beast this past year, but things appear to be getting better. How much better remains to be seen.

I'm confused as to whether you have applied (were you PROREC'd?), or if you are considering applying. The answer to that question would change how I respond.

It's no secret that many people interested in military service/JAGC apply to multiple branches. If you believe the other branches would work for you, I highly encourage you to apply to any/all. There is no judgment--one team, one fight. (but still, GO NAVY BEAT ARMY :D )

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby TortsIllustratedd » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:31 pm

Elle in Combat Boots wrote:
MichaelGScott wrote: A 3L at my school has mentioned that they know quite a few selects from the past 2 years who have been blindsided by medical DQs after being selected. They actually recommended that I apply for a different branch instead due to the black box of medical decisions with the Navy. Is there any truth to this or are they just exaggerating?


Getting past medical was a beast this past year, but things appear to be getting better. How much better remains to be seen.

I'm confused as to whether you have applied (were you PROREC'd?), or if you are considering applying. The answer to that question would change how I respond.

It's no secret that many people interested in military service/JAGC apply to multiple branches. If you believe the other branches would work for you, I highly encourage you to apply to any/all. There is no judgment--one team, one fight. (but still, GO NAVY BEAT ARMY :D )



Can you explain what you mean by medical was a beast? Are there common things people are getting DQ'd for? Curious as I am about to start the process and want to know what I can do to make it easier/ prepare myself for the process. Thanks so much!



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