Attorney General’s Honors Program
Since 1953, the Attorney General’s Honors Program has been recognized as the nation’s premier entry-level federal attorney recruitment program. The Honors Program attracts candidates from hundreds of law schools across the country representing a broad cross-section of experiences and interests. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate’s background, including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, journal, moot court and mock trial experience, clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of Justice and the relevant component. The Department of Justice seeks high caliber attorneys to advance its mission and welcomes applications from candidates whose backgrounds reflect the Nation’s rich diversity.
- Law students (full or part time) who will graduate from law school between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018
- Joint degree students simultaneously pursuing a J.D. and another graduate degree (legal or non-legal, e.g., J.D./MBA or J.D./LL.M.)
- Recent law school graduates participating in or formally committed to an eligibility preserving activity (i.e. judicial clerkships, federal agency honors programs, LLM programs)
- See the website for detailed eligibility requirements
Applications must be submitted online. The application period closes the Tuesday after Labor Day (Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST).
For more information visit www.justice.gov/legal-careers/entry-level-attorneys.