Law school available to junior officers
August 24, 2009
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 24, 2009) -- The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education program. Under this program, up to 25 Army officers may be selected to attend law school at government expense while on active duty.
Selected participants in the FLEP will attend law school at either their state's supported school or a school that grants military members in-state tuition. They will remain on active duty while attending law school.
Interested officers should review Chapter 14, AR 27-1 (The Judge Advocate General's Funded Legal Education Program) to determine their eligibility.
This program is open only to active-duty commissioned officers in the rank of second lieutenant through captain and applicants must have at least two but not more than six years of active duty at the time legal training commences.
Further eligibility requirements are governed by statute (10 U.S.C. 2004) and are non-waiverable. Selected officers will attend law school at a state-supported school in their state of residence or a school that grants military members in-state tuition. Applicants should register for the earliest offering of the Law School Admission Test.
Applicants must send their request through command channels, to include their officer's branch manager at Army Human Resources Command, with a copy furnished to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, ATTN: DAJA-PT (Yvonne Caron-10th Floor), 1777 North Kent Street, Rosslyn, VA 22209-2194, to be received before Nov. 1.
Submission of the application well in advance of the deadline is advised.