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How to Apply


The Honors Attorney Program is a two-year program.  To be eligible for our next program starting in August 2020, you must be a U.S. citizen graduating from law school in Spring 2020 or completing a judicial clerkship or fellowship in Summer 2020.  

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 2020, you may submit your application materials directly to the Department.  First-round interviews will be conducted by telephone on a rolling basis.  

Application Requirements

Please submit the following materials to apply:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Law School Transcript
  • Writing Sample (no more than 12 double-spaced pages)

Application Deadline

The application period for the 2020 Honors Attorney Program is open July 1 through August 31, 2019.  

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
Amy Coyle
Office of the General Counsel
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Room W96-319
Washington, DC 20590

Last updated: Thursday, June 20, 2019