FY-25 LAW EDUCATION PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD APPLICATIONS:
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AMPN/REF A IS SECNAVINST 1520.7G, LAW EDUCATION PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the convening of the Fiscal Year
(FY) 2025 Law Education Program (LEP) Selection Board in February 2024.
Applications for this board must be received no later than 30 September 2023.
Reference (a) provides information about LEP program eligibility and
2. Officers selected for the program must begin legal training no later than
September 2024 and prior to the 6th anniversary of their Active-Duty
commencement date. This Active-Duty time includes any enlisted service.
Legal training in the program commences as of the date of reporting for duty
under instruction at the unit to which the officer is assigned while
attending law school. The officer is not required to begin law school
courses by this date. All Service requirements are statutory and cannot be
3. Eligible officers who intend to apply for FY-25 LEP program must submit
the materials required in reference (a), Navy Law Education Program
Application (SECNAV Form 1520/1), and a written request with current contact
information and official college transcripts from each school attended no
later than 30 September 2023, via their commanding officer to:
Navy Personnel Command
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055-0000
4. An applicant's official Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score report
must be received prior to the convening of the selection board in February
2024, but may be submitted via separate correspondence. Website screenshots
of LSAT scores will not be accepted. All supplemental submissions must be
received prior to the board convening in order to be considered by the
5. Applicants are required to schedule an interview with a senior
(O-5 or O-6) Active-Duty Judge Advocate's General Corps officer. To schedule
an interview, send an e-mail to the Region Legal Service Office closest to
your current duty station. To find a local point of contact please follow
the links provided at
ed_Interview_LEP.pdf. Please identify yourself as a LEP applicant in the
message requesting an interview.
6. Applicants must provide a prioritized list of American Bar Association
(ABA)-accredited law schools in the United States to which they applied.
Applicants must apply to at least one law school at which in-state tuition
can be obtained and one school near the current duty station of the officer.
Applicants must also apply to one school located in a Fleet concentration
area such as Norfolk, VA, Jacksonville, FL, Mayport, FL, San Diego, CA, Pearl
Harbor, HI, or Washington, DC. Applicants may only attend ABA-accredited law
schools with a current Education Service Agreement (ESA) from the Naval Post
Graduate School (NPS). A list of schools that NPS maintains an ESA with is
Applicants are also encouraged to consider the rigor and recognized
reputation of the law schools to which they apply, the cost and tuition, and
opportunities for summer Navy legal training in nearby locations. Reference
(a), enclosure (2) contains a list of criteria considered for program law
7. In addition to year group limitations, applicants must also meet
eligibility requirements in line with reference (a). Applicants must verify
those requirements with their respective officer community managers. Nuclear
power and aviation-trained officers must meet specific eligibility
requirements set forth in paragraphs
6.f. and 6.g. of reference (a). Nuclear power and aviation-trained officers
must submit documentation of having met the eligibility requirements set
forth in paragraphs 6.f. and 6.g. of reference (a) as part of their
applications to the LEP selection board.
8. Point of contact for application procedures or program questions is Ms.
Melissa Waldron, at (901) 874-4087 or via e-mail at
Melissa.email@example.com. The Navy JAG Corps Accessions Detailer is
also available for questions at (901) 874-2714 or DSN 882-2714.
9. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//