Reminder: DOJ And Other Honors Program Applications Are Due Soon

published 01.09.2020 16:14

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Here are other governmental honors programs, listed in order of their application deadlines (click on each department’s or agency’s name for more information): These are just examples.

The DOJ Honors Program is the biggest and best-known of the federal entry-level attorney hiring programs, but it’s not the only one.

The number of slots in the program goes up and down, based in part on DOJ budget projections, and it dipped as low as 70 to 75 in the fall 2011 application cycle, in the wake of the Great Recession.

For the 2020-21 Honors Program, there appear to be just 145 positions (not counting the 23 to 25 possible slots for informal participants) — a sizable, 34 percent drop from last year’s number of 221 positions.

If so, this reminder is for you: the deadline for applying to the DOJ Honors Program, the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind, is just one week away, on Tuesday September 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

by David Lat from

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