Why Should You Become a JAG Officer?

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Guarantee yourself a career that will expose you to the world and the law in ways you could have never imagined.

Guarantee yourself a career that will expose you to the world and the law in ways you could have never imagined.

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More and more, new lawyers are becoming JAG officers (aka Judge Advocate Generals Corp), working in all legal matters involving the military, which mirrors almost every aspect of civilian law. JAGs are in each of the five US military branches: army, navy, marines, coast guard, or air force. By becoming a JAG, you are guaranteed a career that has rotating assignments by location and practice area, exposing you to the world and the law in ways you could have never imagined. It provides unrivaled practical and hands-on experience to springboard your career. The speakers in this video will share with you what attracted them to becoming a JAG, how they qualified, the pros and cons, and what a typical day as a JAG entails.

This video is a part of the Career Choice Series, which is designed to help you choose your career path. Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work in various practice areas and the best way to position yourself to get there.

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