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2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:29 pm

Starting a thread to talk about 3l honors programs. There are a few separate threads for DOJ but I saw nothing for many of the other programs.

I am specifically looking for any status information for Army Corp of Engineers, DHS, Atomic Safety & Licensing Board Panel (ASLBP), Dept of Transportation.

Feel free to post any info on other programs such as HUD, DoS (civil), DOJ, Dept of Interior, EPA, JAG etc.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:33 pm

I know of DOT Honors callbacks that have gone out.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:32 am

as in people have already received interviews??

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:01 am

Any idea how many CB they gave? I know the honors website says they are looking to hire "up to" 9 people.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:09 pm

Yes, people have received interviews. Unfortunately, I have no clue as to how many have gone out.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:55 am

Where have you heard that interviews went out??

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:33 am

Heard it from a classmate/friend who received one. We had both applied. Has anyone heard from any other programs?

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:00 pm

has anyone else heard of interview selections being made?

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:30 am

any updates? i received a confirmation email from the fcc, but that's about it! i submitted apps to dot, fcc, dhs, occ, and the fda.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:07 pm

Update on DOT, they apparently Called back something like 150 applicants from a pool of around 3k. Interviews are happening through October.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:31 am

I did a call-back with DOT a few weeks ago. They said they were interviewing around 100-150 for 9 positions. Has anyone heard from other Honors programs?

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:any updates? i received a confirmation email from the fcc, but that's about it! i submitted apps to dot, fcc, dhs, occ, and the fda.

OCC already made its selections for interviews. FCC already did its interviews.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:58 pm

Is the FCC done with interviews? Did anyone on here get an interview?

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is the FCC done with interviews? Did anyone on here get an interview?

My friend did. His was last week. From my understanding they did/scheduled them all already.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:30 pm

How does TLS feel about government honors attorney programs? Most start at 62k the first year and move up to 75k the second year. Worth it?

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:38 pm

my take is: it is worth it. I went to law school, not so much for the money, but to do interesting things. Gov honors programs allow access to some very cool work that you would not be able to do anywhere else. Long term, the Gov offers a better shot at developing a niche/career imo.

That is what I keep telling myself, as I am comparing it to a very nice boutique with "human" hours with a near market salary.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:41 am

Anyone heard back from NRC, Atomic Safety Licensing Board Panel, DOI, DOE, or DOL?

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:38 am

I can confirm that FCC is doing interviews last week and this week. It is my impression that they have made all the calls they are going to make.

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Anonymous User wrote:I did a call-back with DOT a few weeks ago. They said they were interviewing around 100-150 for 9 positions. Has anyone heard from other Honors programs?


That seems like an unusually high number of interviews, especially if people are coming in from out of town. 15 interviews per spot?

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:42 am

has anyone heard from DHS yet?

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:That seems like an unusually high number of interviews, especially if people are coming in from out of town. 15 interviews per spot?



Especially since those of us who flew in from across the country had to do it on our own dime. I did not know the numbers in advance, or it would of been a tougher sell. I probably would of still bought my $500 lottery ticket, though.


Edit: I also applied to DHS and the NRB, all silent on that front.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:10 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:That seems like an unusually high number of interviews, especially if people are coming in from out of town. 15 interviews per spot?



Especially since those of us who flew in from across the country had to do it on our own dime. I did not know the numbers in advance, or it would of been a tougher sell. I probably would of still bought my $500 lottery ticket, though.


Edit: I also applied to DHS and the NRB, all silent on that front.

If they aren't paying for it, then it seems like a perfectly fine number of interviews. The only people they are hurting and pissing off are those who they don't hire (since those they do hire won't mind having paid the money) and feel they weren't properly informed of the odds of selection. Fairly low risk to tick off people you aren't hiring. Mean, but practical.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:28 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:That seems like an unusually high number of interviews, especially if people are coming in from out of town. 15 interviews per spot?



Especially since those of us who flew in from across the country had to do it on our own dime. I did not know the numbers in advance, or it would of been a tougher sell. I probably would of still bought my $500 lottery ticket, though.


Edit: I also applied to DHS and the NRB, all silent on that front.

If they aren't paying for it, then it seems like a perfectly fine number of interviews. The only people they are hurting and pissing off are those who they don't hire (since those they do hire won't mind having paid the money) and feel they weren't properly informed of the odds of selection. Fairly low risk to tick off people you aren't hiring. Mean, but practical.


It doesn't seem that practical to me. Each interview requires employees' time. I'm not sure how many people they have conduct the interviews, but let's say it's two attorney. I think it's reasonable to think that to get the best people for 9 spots, you don't need to interview more than 50 (and I think that's a little high). So to interview the extra 50-100 people they spent 100-200 hours of employee time.

Beyond that, it seems very unwieldy to try to narrow down a pool of 150 to 9. Also, as mentioned, it's not great for the applicants.

Does anyone know what the interview/spots numbers are for other honors programs?

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:46 pm

CFPB announcement closed last week. Any news?

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:57 am

Bump.

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Re: 2012 3L Gov Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:51 am

Any updates?




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