A CHALLENGING AND VARIED LEGAL CAREER WITHIN THE BRITISH ARMY
THE ARMY NEEDS ACADEMICALLY STRONG, MOTIVATED LEGAL OFFICERS WHO CAN GIVE SOUND LEGAL ADVICE IN DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS.
Training For The Role
As a Legal Officer, you'll spend 9 months training before going to your first legal role. During your first two weeks, you'll conduct your initial training and administration at the Directorate of Army Legal Services.
You will then attend the Professionally Qualified Officers' Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. You'll learn basic military skills, study tactics and take on a range of tasks designed to develop your ability to lead and command.
You will then head back to the Directorate of Army Legal Services for your specialist legal training, which will take approximately 6 weeks to complete. You will learn all about the areas of law that you will need as a Legal Officer, including military law, the law of armed conflict, international human right and intelligence law.
You will then spend three months with a combat or combat support unit, learning about the Army and getting experience of life as a junior officer, all from a non-legal perspective. This is a key part of the training and gives you the chance to learn about the organisation to which you will be giving advice.
- Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
- 2km run 10m 15s (multistage fitness test)
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
- Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal Courts) whilst prosecuting at SPA LLM