Naval Justice School


Naval Justice School - Newport, Rhode Island

Since the establishment of the Naval Justice School (NJS) in 1946 at Port Hueneme, Calif., NJS has annually trained thousands of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel in all aspects of military law. In 1950, NJS moved to its present location in Newport, R.I. NJS currently provides accession-level and long-term legal training for all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard lawyers, enlisted legal professionals, active and reserve. In addition, NJS provides training for civilian personnel, sea service commanders, legal officers, senior enlisted and others in the administration of military law.


The mission of NJS is to:

  • Train all Sea Service (Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard) judge advocates, and enlisted and civilian legal professionals to deliver quality legal services, promote justice, and enhance Sea Service fleet readiness.
  • Train Sea Service leaders and legal support personnel to perform their command and staff duties in accordance with United States and international laws.

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Locations & Contact Info

Naval Justice School
360 Elliot St.
Newport, RI 02841
Registrar: (401) 841-3800, ext. 131
NJS Detachment Norfolk, Virginia
1683 Gilbert St., Suite 340
Bldg. J-50
Norfolk, VA 23511-2780
Registrar: (757) 444-5641
NJS Detachment San Diego, California
3975 Norman Scott Rd.
Bldg. 3290, 5th Deck
San Diego, CA 92136
Registrar: (619) 556-8380
NJS Branch Office Charlottesville, Virginia
The Judge Advocate General’s School and Legal Center (Army)
600 Massie Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22903