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The Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps is the military’s legal arm, advising and defending the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Navy JAG lawyers are officers, just like any other naval officer, and provide advice on a variety of legal topics. JAGs also represent their clients in court, including handling criminal prosecutions and defending defendants.
To join the Navy JAG Corps, one must first meet a set of requirements which include being between 20-30 years of age, being a U.S. citizen, having a bachelor’s degree, and having a minimum of 3 years of law school. In addition, candidates must also pass a physical fitness test and have a “secret” security clearance.
Law School Education
Navy JAGs must attend and successfully complete law school. In order to be accepted into the JAG Corps, one must have a law school GPA of at least 3.2. Navy JAGs do not have to pay for law school; the Navy pays for law school tuition, fees, and books.
Once a Navy JAG has graduated from law school, they will be commissioned as a Navy lieutenant. Navy JAGs are stationed around the world, and serve as attorneys in courts, as well as advising commanders on a variety of legal issues. Navy JAGs may also be deployed in times of war, where they provide legal advice on the battlefield.
In answer to the questions asked:
1. Yes, the Navy JAG Corps pays for law school tuition, fees, and books.
2. Yes, Navy JAG lawyers can be deployed in times of war.
3. To join the Navy JAG Corps, one must meet certain requirements including having a bachelor’s degree, successfully completing law school, and passing a physical fitness test.
4. To be accepted into the Navy JAG Corps, one must have a law school GPA of at least 3.2.
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Becoming a Navy JAG lawyer is a great idea! To increase your chances of a successful application, be sure to research the qualifications for the role and demonstrate your interest in legal and military matters. Additionally, consider pursuing an internship to gain valuable legal experience.
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