Monday, March 28, 2016

U.S. Marine Corps/Judge Advocate information session

Visit the U.S. Marine Corps table in the Marshall Gallery on Tuesday, March 29th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to learn more about being a Judge Advocate and whether it might be a good fit for you. Have your resume with you, as they will be able to set up an interview (OCI) after 1:00 PM; or even possibly during that 10:30 to 1:00 time frame.

Becoming a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps will give you the unique training and opportunity to fight for justice both in and out of the courtroom. Not only are Judge Advocates licensed attorneys, they are also riflemen.

Judge Advocates receive physical, academic and leadership training from the Marines, which consists of:
- 10 weeks at Officer Candidates School
- 6 months at The Basic School (after having passed the bar)
- 10 weeks at the Naval Justice School

Those who complete training can gain courtroom experience right away as trial or defense counsel in the military justice system. Judge Advocates specialize in International, Operational, Criminal, Environmental, Fiscal, Contract Labor, Family, and Claims and Tort Litigation Law, and they provide a full range of legal services to support Marines in the accomplishment of their missions.

Basic requirements--
Age: 18-28
Mental Aptitude: ACT :22+ SAT: 1000+ (Math and English) or ASVAB: 74
LSAT: 150+
Must be a US citizen
Must be a full-time law student (1L, 2L, or 3L)