U.S. Dept. of Transportation Honors Attorneys Program (Due Sept. 1st!) OCI date at Denver Law on Sept. 8th

The DOT has opened up the road… to 3L-level law students driving towards a career with the US Department of Transportation’s Legal Division.

Note that this program is also available to recent 2017 Denver Law grads who have secured a 2017-2018 judicial clerkship, and looking for their careers to take flight towards a government lawyer position after completing their clerkship next year.

So… if the idea of a DOT legal career floats your boat (I promise that is the last bad transportation-related metaphor or idiom in the blog post), check out the info below about the DOT’s entry-level Honors Attorneys Program, available to those of you graduating this December or in May, 2018, and to 2017 grads who are lined up to be judicial clerks this fall.

The US DOT will be interviewing on campus at Denver Law on Friday, September 8th in room 225. Successful applicants will be contacted via email on September 5th or 6th to schedule their interview time.  Denver Regional Counsel Jennifer Allaire will conduct interviews for the US DOT. We encourage rising 3Ls and 4LEs with interest in federal transportation law to apply, Please contact CDO Career Consultant John McKee if you have any questions: jmckee@law.du.edu.

Check CDO ID# 15365 for updates.


Honors Attorneys, 2018-2020


Position Type
Permanent/Full-Time, Temporary/Full-Time
Honors Attorneys, 2018-2020
US Department of Transportation Honors Attorney Program (Washington, DC)

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. Applications are due by Friday, September 1, 2017. Please submit the requisite application materials by email (preferred), fax, or mail to:

Amy Coyle
Office of the General Counsel
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Room W96-319
Washington, D.C. 20590
amy.coyle@dot.govEmail links icon
Fax: (202) 366-9188

Application Requirements

Please submit the following:

Cover Letter
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 open. You may submit an application for the 2018 Honors Attorney Program by September 1, 2017.

How to Submit Your Application

You may submit your application directly to the Department via email, fax or mail.

Email: honors.attorney@dot.govEmail links icon

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

CDO ID# 15365

How To Apply
Please follow the instructions in this Symplicity posting to apply directly, or see https://www.transportation.gov/mission/administrations/general-counsel/honors-attorney-program-how-to-apply
Geographic Preference
District of Columbia-Washington/Metro
Practice Area(s)
Federal Government, Public Interest, Transportation
Desired Class Level(s)
3L, 4LE, JD Alumni 0-2 years
By John McKee
John McKee Career Consultant John McKee