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An Update on the DOJ Honors Program

Here at Above the Law, we try to keep our readers posted about good job opportunities. We have a jobs board where readers can review employment listings, as well as a special Job of the Week. And we mention specific programs from time to time, such as the Louis D. Brandeis Honors Attorney Program at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (which, by the way, seeks experienced lawyers too).

But what if you’re a conservative who’s not down with the CFPB, the brainchild of that magnificent liberal lioness, Elizabeth Warren? Well, you can always apply to the Justice Department’s Honors Program. People on both sides of the aisle can agree that prosecuting those who violate federal law is a good thing.

Today we have some news about the DOJ Honors Program….

Alas, it’s too late to apply to the program; this year the application deadline fell on September 4, 2012. If you’re thinking of applying for next year, put a reminder into your Outlook or Google Calendar to focus on the application process in early August 2013. (Give yourself enough lead time to assemble the required materials.)

Those who did apply to the Honors Program this year are starting to hear back about interviews. This message, which a reader forwarded to us, went out to Honors Program applicants on Tuesday:

Re: Honors Program Interview Notices

As a follow-up, a few minutes ago we issued a general email message to everyone currently selected for interview. Again, the specific notification messages identifying the selecting components probably will go out tomorrow. All the hiring components (except OSG) are moving forward, but as soon as we notify folks, we’ll see withdrawals start hitting the system as people who accepted other positions update their application status. As the components get greater clarity, they will likely supplement their interview lists. We restrict the number of applicants each component can select for interviews based on the number of positions they are hiring for so that we can support government-funded interviews. We understand how frustrating it is to wait, but appreciate all the wonderful applicants who have expressed interest in working for DOJ.

Congratulations to everyone selected for interviews, and condolences to those who didn’t make it. Feel free to discuss and compare notes in the comments (or on this thread over at TLS).

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