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How to Apply


The Honors Attorney Program is a two-year program, which begins in even-numbered years.  To be eligible for our next program starting in September 2014, you must be a U.S. citizen graduating from law school in Spring 2014 or completing a judicial clerkship in the Summer 2014.  For law students graduating in odd-numbered years who are interested in our program, we encourage you to seek a judicial clerkship or fellowship so that you remain eligible to apply. 

All eligible candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

How to Apply

Graduating Law Students

Check with your law school's career services office to see if the Department plans to schedule on-campus interviews or a resume drop at your school.  If the Department plans to schedule on-campus interviews or a resume drop at your school, please follow the application instructions provided by your career services office.  We will not accept applications directly from students who attend law schools where we interview on-campus

If we are not scheduled to interview on-campus at your law school or do not have a scheduled resume drop, you may submit your application materials directly to the Department. 

Individuals Completing Judicial Clerkships

If you plan to complete a judicial clerkship in the Summer of an even-numbered year, you may submit your application materials directly to the Department.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Law School Transcript

All candidates selected for a second round interview must provide a writing sample.

Application Deadline

The application period is OPEN.  We will accept applications for the Class of 2014 through Friday, August 30, 2013.

How to Submit Your Application

You may submit your application directly to the Department via email, fax or mail.


*Applicants completing a judicial clerkship in the Summer 2014 should email their applications to the attention of Amy Coyle at

Fax:         (202) 366-9188

                (Attn: Honors Attorney Recruitment Coordinator)


Honors Attorney Program
Livaughn Chapman, Jr.
Office of the General Counsel
United States Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Room W98-332
Washington, D.C. 20590
Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013