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.
Characteristics of a Competitive Candidate
- Class Rank: G.P.A of 3.0 or higher; Top 50% required
- Demonstrated commitment to public service
- Exceptional writing and analytical skills
- Law journal or secondary journal preferred but not required
- Clinical activities, moot court, trial advocacy preferred but not required
- Demonstrated involvement in activities beyond required coursework
The Department’s Honors Attorney Program offers new law graduates (and recent law graduates completing judicial clerkships or fellowships) a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the Department’s diverse law practice. During the two-year program, honors attorneys rotate once in the Department's Office of the General Counsel and in up to five Chief Counsels' Offices of the Department’s operating administrations.