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Honors Attorney Program

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2016 Honors Attorneys

Left to Right: Chris Cialeo, Diana Truong, Dillon Taylor, Sarah Yousaf, Mark Montgomery, Michael Deutsch, Andrew Bridson, Safiya Hamit, Chris Jennison and Beth Ebersole.

Andrew D. Bridson graduated from Northeastern...

Compensation and Benefits


Positions offered to honors attorneys are excepted service positions.  For more information regarding the excepted service, please visit  The permanent duty station for honors attorneys is Washington, DC. 


All honors attorneys are hired...

How to Apply


The Honors Attorney Program is a two-year program.  To be eligible for our next program starting in August 2025, you must be a U.S. citizen graduating from law school in Spring 2025 or completing a judicial clerkship or judicial fellowship in Summer 2025.  


Hiring Process

Characteristics of a Competitive Candidate Class Rank: GPA of 3.0 or higher; Top 50% required Exceptional writing and analytical skills Law journal or secondary journal preferred but not required Clinical activities, moot court, trial advocacy preferred but not required Demonstrated...

Honors Attorney Program

The Department’s Honors Attorney Program offers new law graduates (and recent law graduates completing judicial clerkships or fellowships) a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the Department’s diverse law practice. During the two-year program, honors attorneys rotate...