Army Funded Legal Education Program

by 21st Theater Sustainment Command
Legal Office

The Army’s Funded Legal Education Program authorizes the yearly selection of 25 Active Duty Army officers to obtain a legal education at the Army’s expense. Selected officers will remain on active duty while attending law school.

To be eligible, officers must: (1) be a Regular Army officer in the Operations, Operations Support, Force Sustainment, or Health Services branches; (2) be a U.S. citizen on the Active Duty List in the grade of O-1 to O-3 while applying and at the time of selection; (3) hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; (4) have not less than 2 years nor more than 6 years on the ADL, including prior warrant and enlisted service, as of the law school start date; (5) possess at least a secret security clearance; and (6) not have an approved resignation or separation date. Eligibility requirements are statutory and cannot be waived. The requirements are outlined in Army Regulation 27-1, Chapter 10.

Interested officers must complete an application and interview with an Army Staff Judge Advocate. They should have taken or be scheduled to take the Law School Admission Test at the time of application. Applications must be received not later than 1 November 2019. Further information on the program can be accessed through the Army Judge Advocate Recruiting Office web site at Application procedures are detailed each year through a MILPER message, which is available on this website.

If you are interested, contact your local Army Staff Judge Advocate for further information. The 21st Theater Sustainment Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is located in Building 3004 on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern. You can reach the office at DSN 523-0489 or civilian 0611-143-523-0489.