JAG accepting applications for law school

The Office of The Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP). This program enables up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to attend law school at government expense. Selectees would begin law school in the fall of 2017 and will remain on active duty status throughout their legal education.

Interested officers should review Army MILPER Message 16-053 and Chapter 14, Army Regulation 27-1 (The Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program) to determine their eligibility. This program is open to commissioned officers in the rank of second lieutenant through captain. Applicants must have at least two years total active Federal service at the time their legal education begins. However, the cutoff for eligibility is six years of total active federal service. Eligibility is governed by statute (10 U.S.C. 2004) and is not waivable.

Applicants should register for the earliest opportunity to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Applications must be routed through command channels, to include the officer’s branch manager at Army Human Resources Command. Original applications are mailed to the Office of The Judge Advocate General, ATTN: DAJA-PT (Yvonne Caron-Rm 28,517), 2200 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310. Deadline for receipt of the application is Nov. 1 2016. Submission of the application well in advance of the deadline is advised.

Interested officers may contact Major Tanasha (Shay) Stinson, Office of the USAREUR Judge Advocate, at DSN 537-0633, for additional information.