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Legal Careers

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Protect justice worldwide

No matter if they’re working as a Navy lawyer or paralegal, in international law or military justice, JAG Corps Officers and Legalmen are some of the most distinguished Sailors in the fleet. As a Navy attorney or legal assistant, you’ll set yourself apart by working all over the world and across every type of law. You’ll not only have a distinct impact on Sailors’ lives, but have the chance to advise Navy leaders in command on the rules of engagement.

Let the Navy take your legal career even further.

The Navy can fund your Master of Law (LL.M.) or degree in paralegal studies. We offer a variety of educational assistance options, from scholarships to financial reimbursement and salary advances. Explore opportunities in NROTC, undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to determine what's best for you, or chat with a Recruiter to get the latest details.

For details about education for specific military legal jobs, select the career below. You can also find more details about education opportunities for Enlisted Sailors or Officers here.

Pay and Benefits
Pay & Benefits
Practice with one of the best firms in the world and get the benefits to match.

Navy lawyers can enjoy special loan forgiveness programs and significant retention bonuses. Depending on your job, Navy pay and benefits will flex to fit your role. You can rely on regular promotions, pay increases and world-class benefits that rival any civilian employer. Many Sailors can even qualify for sign-on bonuses depending on their field. Every Sailor is guaranteed:

  • 30 days paid vacation
  • 100% health care coverage for you & your family
  • Tuition assistance & free college education
  • Housing stipends
  • Retirement savings & income

Find out more about Navy pay and benefits now.

Reserve Opportunities
Reserve Opportunities
Use your Navy law experience for a part-time job.

There are part-time Navy Reserve opportunities for Enlisted Sailors and Officers in the JAG Corps with current or prior Active Duty experience. You can keep many of your full-time benefits while serving only one weekend a month and two weeks a year for annual training. As a Navy Reserve Sailor or Officer, you will protect and support America’s Navy without disrupting your life in the civilian world.

To find out what the exact Reserve requirements are for the career you’re interested in, select one of the jobs below to learn more.

Discover more about life in the Navy Reserve here.


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