Funded legal education program open to select lieutenants and captains Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 August 2014
GUIDON staff

Eligible lieutenant and captains have the opportunity to become Army lawyers under the Funded Legal Education Program.

The Office of The Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the program in which the Army projects sending up to 25 active-duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense.

Selected officers will attend law school beginning the fall of 2015 and will remain on active duty while attending law school.

This program is open to commissioned officers in the rank of second lieutenant through captain. Applicants must have at least two, but not more than six years of total-active-federal service at the time legal training begins.

Eligibility is governed by statute (10 U.S.C. 2004) and is non-waivable.

Interested officers should review Chapter 14 of Army Regulation 27-1 (The Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program) to determine their eligibility.

Those eligible officers interested in applying should immediately register for the earliest  opportunity to take the law school admission test.

Applicants must send their request through command channels, to include the officer’s branch manager at Army Human Resources Command, send the original application to the Office of The Judge Advocate General, ATTN: DAJA-PT (Yvonne Caron-Room 28517), 2200 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310, to be received by Nov. 1.

SJA officials advise submission of the application well in advance of the deadline.

Interested individuals should contact the Fort Leonard Wood Staff Judge Advocate at 596.0633 for more information.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 August 2014 )