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Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:35 am
by Anonymous User
A couple have started accepting apps. May the terrible, terrible odds be ever in your favor.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:53 am
by Hand
Hi

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:18 am
by Gray
Hand wrote:Hi

Hi.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:15 pm
by globetrotter659
Honors Attorney soon to enter my second year. Here to answer any and all questions about AHPs (DC based).

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:36 pm
by Anonymous User
Hey anyone know if there is a minimum gpa for AHPs? Or a standard gpa to even be considered? :lol:

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:43 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Hey anyone know if there is a minimum gpa for AHPs? Or a standard gpa to even be considered? :lol:

I think it varies by agency. I know DHS states that their cutoff is 3.5 or top third, for example, but I am sure some dip lower, and some require higher. In general though, my understanding is that grades are only part of the equation, and that they all consider applications fairly holistically.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:33 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hey anyone know if there is a minimum gpa for AHPs? Or a standard gpa to even be considered? :lol:

I think it varies by agency. I know DHS states that their cutoff is 3.5 or top third, for example, but I am sure some dip lower, and some require higher. In general though, my understanding is that grades are only part of the equation, and that they all consider applications fairly holistically.


Cool thanks!

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:45 pm
by Pass302
Here we go! Let's see what this round bring us.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:17 am
by Anonymous User
Any Transactional related jobs? Or, are most lit based? Thank you

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:03 pm
by intlsplitr
Went through the application process last cycle and got an Honors job. Happy to answer questions!

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:21 pm
by Anonymous User
intlsplitr wrote:Went through the application process last cycle and got an Honors job. Happy to answer questions!

What did you do 2L summer?

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:19 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Any Transactional related jobs? Or, are most lit based? Thank you

Current applicant, so correct me if I am wrong, but I think the majority of the work is neither - it's mostly advisory. DOJ is where most of the Federal Government lit happens. Some Gov offices do rotations through a lit group, but my understanding is that you are just supporting DOJ. I guess by transactional you mean contracts, and there are contract attorneys in the depts and agencies, and you might do some of that, depending on the program.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:18 pm
by Anonymous User
Which ones started accepting apps? I checked the 8 programs I know and none of them are accepting apps, but most posted about when they will begin accepting apps.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:51 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Which ones started accepting apps? I checked the 8 programs I know and none of them are accepting apps, but most posted about when they will begin accepting apps.

The ones with longer security clearance processes - I don't know of any non-IC programs that are currently accepting.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:37 pm
by intlsplitr
Anonymous User wrote:
intlsplitr wrote:Went through the application process last cycle and got an Honors job. Happy to answer questions!

What did you do 2L summer?


I did big law in DC. The practice area I was working in had some tangential relationship to the Honors position, but not really.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:24 pm
by Anonymous User
DHS Honors had last years info up until early June, but now it just says "The application period is currently closed." Any reason to think that they won't be hiring this year, or is this just general slowness? I had noted last year's opening date as August 1st, so one would think they would post that info relatively soon if they are following the same timeline.

Also wondering if anyone has been invited to interview at NSA yet?

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:13 pm
by Anonymous User
bump?

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:55 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:bump?

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:15 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:bump?

Bump.

Just learned which agencies are coming to interview on campus at my school. I'll definitely be applying to the DOL, still on the fence about HUD and DOT, which seem much less interesting.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:29 pm
by Anonymous User
DOT has begun its hiring process: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278559&hilit=dot+honors
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:bump?

Bump.

Just learned which agencies are coming to interview on campus at my school. I'll definitely be applying to the DOL, still on the fence about HUD and DOT, which seem much less interesting.


I have a biased perspective as a current DOT attorney, but you should definitely include them in your application. When I was in law school I had a similar sense that DOT was fairly uninteresting, but applied because I just applied to every federal agency. I ended up here and the work is far more diverse and interesting than I ever could have imagined. It's particularly difficult to get a sense of what agency work is like as a law student (unless you've done an internship at that agency).

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:10 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:DOT has begun its hiring process: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278559&hilit=dot+honors
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:bump?

Bump.

Just learned which agencies are coming to interview on campus at my school. I'll definitely be applying to the DOL, still on the fence about HUD and DOT, which seem much less interesting.


I have a biased perspective as a current DOT attorney, but you should definitely include them in your application. When I was in law school I had a similar sense that DOT was fairly uninteresting, but applied because I just applied to every federal agency. I ended up here and the work is far more diverse and interesting than I ever could have imagined. It's particularly difficult to get a sense of what agency work is like as a law student (unless you've done an internship at that agency).

Thanks, I'm gonna apply. I'm just refurbishing the same generic letter for all these gov't positions anyway, so it's low-cost.

Where are other folks ITT applying? So far I've applied to the DOL, HUD, and the CFPB, with the DOT next on my list.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:39 pm
by Anonymous User
I applied to DOJ, DOT (interview extended a week after applying), DOL, FDIC (rejected within three days), IRS, and the CFPB.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:40 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:DOT has begun its hiring process: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278559&hilit=dot+honors
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:bump?

Bump.

Just learned which agencies are coming to interview on campus at my school. I'll definitely be applying to the DOL, still on the fence about HUD and DOT, which seem much less interesting.


I have a biased perspective as a current DOT attorney, but you should definitely include them in your application. When I was in law school I had a similar sense that DOT was fairly uninteresting, but applied because I just applied to every federal agency. I ended up here and the work is far more diverse and interesting than I ever could have imagined. It's particularly difficult to get a sense of what agency work is like as a law student (unless you've done an internship at that agency).

Thanks, I'm gonna apply. I'm just refurbishing the same generic letter for all these gov't positions anyway, so it's low-cost.

Where are other folks ITT applying? So far I've applied to the DOL, HUD, and the CFPB, with the DOT next on my list.


How did you apply to HUD? I just checked and their application is not yet ready.

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:00 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:DOT has begun its hiring process: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278559&hilit=dot+honors
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:bump?

Bump.

Just learned which agencies are coming to interview on campus at my school. I'll definitely be applying to the DOL, still on the fence about HUD and DOT, which seem much less interesting.


I have a biased perspective as a current DOT attorney, but you should definitely include them in your application. When I was in law school I had a similar sense that DOT was fairly uninteresting, but applied because I just applied to every federal agency. I ended up here and the work is far more diverse and interesting than I ever could have imagined. It's particularly difficult to get a sense of what agency work is like as a law student (unless you've done an internship at that agency).

Thanks, I'm gonna apply. I'm just refurbishing the same generic letter for all these gov't positions anyway, so it's low-cost.

Where are other folks ITT applying? So far I've applied to the DOL, HUD, and the CFPB, with the DOT next on my list.


How did you apply to HUD? I just checked and their application is not yet ready.

They were supposed to come interview us at my school (GULC) next Monday, but they decided not to do that and instead do a resume collect. Between their last-minute change in plans and the fact that no one has bothered to update the application on the website, I'm not super optimistic about anyone actually reading the applications that school will send their way, but at least my materials are supposed to reach them

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:35 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:I applied to DOJ, DOT (interview extended a week after applying), DOL, FDIC (rejected within three days), IRS, and the CFPB.

thanks for sharing, please keep us posted if there's movement on your applications!