The Department of Justice’s honors program for entry-level attorneys, called the Attorney General’s Honors Program, starts accepting applications tomorrow! The Attorney General’s Honors Program is the largest and one of the most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring programs. Every year, various components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices hire entry-level attorneys through the Honors Program. In the past, components such as the Civil Rights Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Executive Office for Immigration Review were among the components hiring through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.
Eligibility is generally limited to graduating law students and recent law school graduates who entered judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying legal fellowships after graduation. When making selections the Honors Program considers the “whole candidate” including a demonstrated commitment to goverment service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court, legal aid and clinical experience, and past employment.
The application deadline is September 4, 2012. Go to the Department of Justice’s website to learn more about the Honors Program and apply.