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Panel to teach about JAG jobs

The U.S. Marine Corps will host a discussion with a high-ranking federal judge Friday to increase awareness of the corp’s legal program. 

It will be the Marine Corp’s first UA Judge Advocate General panel, said U.S. Marine Corp Capt. Johnny Luevano.

“”This is only the second time that we have conducted a JAG panel to promote our program on an Arizona university campus,”” Luevano said in an e-mail. “”The panel is strictly to promote our available opportunities as a Marine Officer Attorney to college law students or law graduates.””

Last month the Marine Corps hosted the first such discussion at Arizona State University.

“”It was successful,”” Luevano said of the ASU event. ””A couple of interested students are in the application process now.””

The discussion “”will expose anyone interested in becoming a marine JAG officer to a question and answer session for panel members to give their experiences as JAG officers,”” he said.

U.S. federal Ninth Circuit Judge Michael Daly Hawkins will speak at the event along with several JAG officers.

Second-year UA law student Andy Seher, who is applying for the JAG program, said he wants to become a JAG officer for two reasons.

“”It’s just a great way to get legal experience quickly after I get out of law school,”” he said. “”In addition to legal experience (the Marine Corps) offers travel opportunities to have an adventure while serving your country.””

The event will be at noon Friday in the Student Union Memorial Center suite 411 and free lunch will be provided, Luevano said.


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