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START YOUR CAREER IN THE COURTROOM

As a JAG, you'll start practicing law right away for the most high-profile client you can imagine: your country. You'll jump right in and start doing the work you love. Work you can feel good about. Work that many attorneys strive to do their entire career.

This is why the JAG application process is competitive, rigorous and highly selective. We evaluate each candidate using the "whole person" concept, which means we look at academic performance, extracurricular activities, community service, prior military record (if any) as well as work and leadership experience. We also conduct interviews with every candidate to discuss your potential in person.

Direct Appointment Program

Direct Appointment Program

Graduating law students and practicing attorneys, here's how to apply to become a JAG.

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Graduate Law Program

Graduate Law Program

First-year law students, here's how to be guaranteed a JAG career through a two-year ROTC program.

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One-year College Program

One-year College Program

Second-year law students, here's how to be guaranteed a JAG career through a one-year ROTC program.

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Internships

Internships

First- and second-year law students, here's how to gain valuable legal experience by interning for the JAG Corps.

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AFROTC Educational Delay Program

AFROTC Educational Delay Program

ROTC students, here's how to postpone active duty to get a law degree.

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