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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 2018, you must be a U.S. citizen graduating from law school in Spring 2018 or completing a judicial clerkship in Summer 2018.  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 or Fellowships

If you plan to complete a judicial clerkship or fellowship in the Summer of an even-numbered year, you may submit your application materials directly to the Department.  First-round interviews will be conducted by telephone on a rolling basis.  The application period for the 2018 Honors Attorney Program is now closed.

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 for the 2018 Honors Attorney Program is now closed.  

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)

Honors Attorney Program
Hector Huezo
Office of the General Counsel
United States Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Room W96-307
Washington, D.C. 20590

Updated: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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