Military Law

Kern Stelzer

What is it?

Military law is all legal structures that govern military personnel. Topics covered by military cover service members' conduct while in training or on active duty, protections of military spouses, and service members' reentry into civil society when their tours of duty are over.

Practice Enviroments

Interns will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of experienced Judge Advocates in a wide range of legal disciplines. You may be asked to draft motions, briefs, or legal opinions, conduct a claims investigation, interview witnesses, or assist in the preparation of a court-martial. Your Judge Advocate supervisor will assess your progress and review your work for completeness, soundness, and proper application of legal methods and principles.


The Military offers four main types of compensation for your service to this country. They are Active Duty Compensation, VA Disability Compensation, VA Pension Program, and Full Military Retirement.

Education and Training

Complete an undergraduate degree, apply for and pass the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and complete law school with Juris Doctor Degree in law. Job training consists of eight to twelve weeks of classroom instruction. Training includes: Application of the uniform Code of Military Justice, Court-martial advocacy techniques, methods of obtaining evidence, and Military trial procedures.