Find the Best Military Law Jobs in 2021

If serving your country as a lawyer is what you’re passionate about, consider the JAG Corps. Check out our list of the top-rated military law jobs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does a military lawyer make?

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Based on the information published by the US Navy, an active duty Judge Advocate’s salary starts at between $55,000 and $75,000/year for a lieutenant junior and ranges between $65,000 and $95,000/year for a lieutenant. Note that the salary increases with the length of time in the service and promotions. 

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How do you become a military lawyer?

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To start a career in military law, a candidate must first pursue an undergraduate degree, apply for and pass the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and graduate from law school with a Juris Doctor degree. After that, prospective JAGs are required to pass the bar exam. Lastly, depending on the branch, they must enroll in specific training for prospective officers. 

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Will the military pay for law school?

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The Department of Defense does not have a law school. However, the Army Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP) gives Army officers the opportunity to attend the civilian law school of their choice. Offered to those already in the uniform, the program provides three years of paid law school with the addition of continuing military pay and benefits and on-the-job training. Those who use the program must pass the state bar exam to be accepted for an Army Judge Advocate position.

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Can I join the military with a law degree?

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Yes, you can. Both fresh law school graduates and licensed lawyers with years of experience stand a chance of qualifying for a job in the military after law school and practicing law as a part of the Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, or Air Force JAG Corps. 

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Do military lawyers get deployed?

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The short answer to this question is yes, they do. Regardless of their military branch of service, Judge Advocates can get deployed to areas all over the world. JAGs serve as legal advisers to military personnel and have a long list of different responsibilities. The range of duties for most military law jobs includes everything from offering legal opinions on whether military actions comply with armed conflict laws to defending or prosecuting service members in courts-martial.