Air Force

September 12, 2014

JAG Corps announces 2015 law school programs

U.S. Air Force Warfare Center Legal Office

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Officers interested in continuing to serve the Air Force as a Judge Advocate are invited to apply to the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program.

Officers selected for FLEP have the opportunity to attend law school at the Air Force’s expense while also continuing to receive full pay, allowances, and tuition. Officers chosen for ELP are responsible for law school expenses and do not receive full pay, allowances and tuition. However, ELP participants remain eligible for active duty benefits and continue to accrue time towards retirement and promotion.

Selection for the opportunity to participate in these highly competitive programs will be based on a review of application packages, in their entirety, with a focus on the ‘whole person’ concept.

The Value of FLEP and ELP Graduates

Graduates of FLEP and ELP possess the unique ability to draw on their military experiences when providing legal advice to commanders and other clients.

JAG officers routinely participate in nearly every facet of the Air Force mission, which includes assisting commanders in the day-to-day running of military installations around the world; enabling the maintenance of good order and discipline; advising on the development and acquisition of weapons systems; consulting with operators and commanders on the laws of armed conflict; and last but not least, helping to take care of the people that take care of the mission.

Officers that graduate from FLEP and ELP deliver to the Air Force JAG Corps distinct perspectives on the Air Force mission as a result of their prior career field training and experience.

“I’ve not only witnessed the significant contributions that FLEP and ELP graduates provide to commanders, I’ve also benefitted from them myself,” said Capt. Lindsay Cronin, Nellis Air Force Base JAG recruiter. “I often seek the professional opinion of fellow JAGs that are FLEP or ELP graduates, because their prior military experience provides a unique perspective.”

Basic FLEP and ELP requirements

FLEP applicants must have between two and six years active duty service and must be in the pay grade O-3 or below as of the day they begin law school. The time in service requirements cannot be waived for FLEP. ELP applicants must have between two and ten years active duty service and must be in the pay grade O-3 or below as of the first day of law school.

In addition, both FLEP and ELP require attendance at an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school. Upon graduation and admission to practice law in the highest court of any state, territory of the United States, or a federal court, candidates are eligible for designation as judge advocates.

To be considered for FLEP or ELP, applicants must have completed all application forms, applied to at least one ABA approved law school (acceptance is not required at the time of application for FLEP/ELP), and received their Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) results by Feb. 10, 2015.

In addition, applicants need to complete an interview with a Staff Judge Advocate [SJA] before March 1, 2015. Officers must also provide a letter of conditional release from their current career field.

Interested officers can apply online at www.airforce.com/jag through Feb. 10, 2015. For more information and application materials, visit www.airforce.com/jag, contact Capt. Lindsay Cronin at 702-652-2479, or contact Capt. Megan C. Mallone, at megan.c.mallone.mil@mail.mil or 1-800-JAG-USAF.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Mike Radcliff, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribu...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty

Creech heats up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty The Nellis-Creech Fire Emergency Services Flight’s Fire Station 6 personnel applaud the speaker during the Fire Station 6 ribbon cutting ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, N...
 
 

Aviation pioneer in Las Vegas

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During World War II, aviation opportunities literally exploded as the military trained hundreds of thousands of individuals to fly, opening the door to many who might never have had the chance before. Among this group were women pilots, many of whom trained and flew as civil service pilots with...
 

 

Rosie the Riveter and me

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant. During World War II, many women opted to...
 
 
DT1-(10)

Ground broken for new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks at a ground breaking ceremony for a new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. The new array will ...
 
 
Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros

Darkest before dawn: Retired master sergeant, active duty wife share struggle of overcoming TBI

Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros Then Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros, 99th Communications Squadron comm focal point chief, lays in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2011. Sisner...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin