Job Deadline–Honors Attorney, US Department of Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation Attorney Honors Program is a competitive and prestigious two-year post law school program that can result in a permanent legal placement in one of the agencies within USDOT.

Application are due by COB Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Apply in Symplicity: Search for Job #17425

Selected candidates will be interviewed on the Denver Law campus on September 6 or 7.

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 complete one rotation in the Department’s Office of the General Counsel and five rotations in the operating administrations’ Offices of Chief Counsel.  Rotations provide each honors attorney with substantive and challenging assignments across a wide spectrum of legal fields.  Honors attorneys find themselves working in practice areas such as administrative, aviation, environmental, constitutional, torts, labor and employment, and contract and procurement law.  Honors attorneys may assist with litigation, draft legislation and participate in the rulemaking process.

Rotations last four months. Prior to the start of each rotation period, the coordinators of the Honors Attorney Program provide the honors attorneys with a list of available offices where the honors attorneys may rotate. After receiving the list, the honors attorneys meet and negotiate as a group to decide where each honors attorney will work. The process repeats itself, with different options, every four months.

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