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 2016, you must be a U.S. citizen graduating from law school in Spring 2016 or completing a judicial clerkship in the Summer 2016. 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.
Please submit the following:
- Cover Letter
- Law School Transcript
All candidates selected for a second round interview must provide a writing sample.
The application period for the 2016 Honors Attorney Program is now open. The application deadline is August 31, 2015. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.
How to Submit Your Application
You may submit your application directly to the Department via email, fax or mail.
Fax: (202) 366-9188
(Attn: Honors Attorney Recruitment Coordinator)
Mail:Honors Attorney ProgramLivaughn 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