Army

September 20, 2013

Funded Legal Education Program application deadline closing in

Maranda Flynn
Staff writer

The Fort Huachuca Staff Judge Advocate is currently available to interview eligible candidates assembling their applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program.

Each year, this program selects up to 25 active duty commissioned Army officers, captain and below, to attend a civilian law school at the government’s expense. Accepted applicants will attend law school beginning the fall of 2014, while still on active duty.

Lt. Col. Christine Schverak, deputy staff judge advocate, who graduated the FLEP program in 2002, explained that the process is highly competitive. “The JAG Corps only chooses the best of the very best.”

Each application requires an in person interview with the staff judge advocate assigned to the applicant’s command. At Fort Huachuca, applicants interview with Col. Timothy Cody, staff judge advocate.

According to Chapter 14 of Army Regulation 27-1, The Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program, applicants must:

  • have graduated from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate (or equivalent) degree.
  • have not less than two years nor more than six years of active duty.
  • be able to meet the requirements of AR 601-100, Chapter 2, Section XI, after completing law school.
  • have at least a SECRET security clearance.

Schverak explained what makes a good FLEP officer. “Military attorneys should like working with people, like public advocacy and trial work, enjoy the military and love the law,” she said.
Interested and eligible officers looking to apply should register for the Law School Admission Test (at their own expense) as soon as possible. The selection board will not consider an application unless an LSAT score is available.

The LSAT website, http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/preparing-for-the-lsat, provides study guides and practice materials to prepare for the test.

For each year the FLEP officer attends law school, a two-year service obligation is incurred. “Basically, you end up owing the Army six years once you become a licensed attorney,” Schverak explained.

To begin the application process, review the documentation requirements in Chapter 14 of Army Regulation 27-1. Applications must be submitted through command channels, with a copy sent to the Personnel, Plans and Training Office of the Office of The Judge Advocate General not later than Nov. 1. For more information, or to schedule an interview with the Staff Judge Advocate, interested officers may call Schverak at 533.3002.




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