Will the U.S. Military Pay for Me to Go to Law School? What is a
"J.A.G." Lawyer, Anyway?
The U.S. Government employs hundreds of military attorneys
through the Judge Advocate General's Corps, better known as the JAG
Corps. Almost all of the attorneys serving in the JAG Corps obtained
their law degrees before joining it. However, the Army JAG Corps
accepts approximately two dozen active duty officers each year to
participate in FLEP, the Funded Legal Education Program. The Navy
and Marine Corps' JAG Program accepts a similar number. In the FLEP
Program, you must apply to and be admitted to law school. The
government pays your tuition, plus living expenses, as if you are
"deployed" to law school. There is a multi-year service requirement
upon graduation. And yes, JAG attorney's can be deployed into
For more information, both the Army and the Navy/Marine JAG Corps
have comprehensive web sites explaining their programs.