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DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:13 pm

I couldn't find a thread for this year's DOJ Honors application. The deadline was September 04, 2012.

If anyone out there is applying to DOJ Honors, come drop your info and the status of your application!

Myself:
School:T14
Grades: Around median
Journal: Secondary Journal
Department Applied For: EOIR
Geographic Target: Northeast area

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby anon5 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:40 pm

Another applicant here!

School: 70s
Grades: top 20%
Department: EOIR
Geographic Target: Anywhere!

Graduated 2012 - currently clerking for state trial judge. I was a finalist for EOIR last year.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:21 am

School: 50s
Grades: top 5%
Journal: Secondary, E-Board, and publication
Department: EOIR
Geographic Target: Anywhere

Several internships with EOIR; worked with practitioners and legal aid; second career law student; immigration moot court.
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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:51 am

School: top 20
Grades: top 5%
Journal: LR, e-board, note selected for publication
Department: BOP, NSD, Crim Div (not listed in any specific order)
Geographic Target: Wherever the jobs live

I've had five internships with DOJ, including in two of the above-listed components. 2L summer was a SLIP.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:06 am

School: 50ish
Grades: top 1%
Journal: Executive Board of Law Review
Department: National Security, Criminal, Civil

Experience: 4 years military intelligence, 2 years civilian contractor in intelligence (counterterrorism)

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:36 am

School: Top 25
Grades: Top 15%
Journal: None
Department: Antitrust, Criminal, U.S. Trustee

Experience: Previous WE not related to any of above, semester internship with state AG working in bankruptcy, paid antitrust fellowship, summer internship at DOJ.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:22 pm

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:54 am

School: T14
Grades: Around median
Journal: Secondary (exec board)
Department: Criminal, National Security, Environmental (no particular order)

Experience: Prosecution internships 2L summer and 3L fall

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:13 am

School: T6
Grades: median
Journal: nope
Department Applied For: ENRD
Geographic Target: DC

Experience: all PI/govt + clinic, lots of unrelated WE before law school

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:00 pm

School: T30
Grades: Top 20%
Journal: Editor on L. Rev.
Dept Applied for: EOIR only
Geographic Target: Anywhere

Experience: Immigration Clinic (obtained relief from removal for client w/ possible aggravated felony-- DHS never proved it was), worked at immigration law firm (also did civil litigation, probably 50/50 split), criminal clinic, internships at public defender (lots of noncitizen clients) w/ one of the internships being a trial attorney under the PD's supervision, wrote my L. Rev. note on an immigration issue that will be heard by SCOTUS next term, served in the US military (veteran preference), volunteered at numerous legal fairs/citizenship drives for Spanish-speaking people in my area

Will update if/when I hear anything.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:39 pm

Seems like not as many people are applying to ENRD? Is this the historical trend? I ask because I'm applying.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:53 pm

School: T20
Grades: Top third
Journal: law review
Dept: tax
Experience: internship with tax agency and internship with securities public interest. Finance background.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:51 pm

Did anyone else's status move to "Application referred to Components" today?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone else's status move to "Application referred to Components" today?


Nope. Mind sharing your components, though? I only ask because last year the movement seemed to be component by component, rather than all at once.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone else's status move to "Application referred to Components" today?


Nope. Mind sharing your components, though? I only ask because last year the movement seemed to be component by component, rather than all at once.


Sure. US Trustee

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:54 pm

If I accept a clerkship for 2014, can i still accept an Honors position for 2013 and return after a year away?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If I accept a clerkship for 2014, can i still accept an Honors position for 2013 and return after a year away?


You won't be able to return like you would at a firm. You'd have to go through a separate lateral hiring process, even if your component wanted you back.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby ladeeda » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If I accept a clerkship for 2014, can i still accept an Honors position for 2013 and return after a year away?


You can reapply to Honors-- i.e., you wouldn't have to lateral like the person above me suggests-- but it would be square one.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby EijiMiyake » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:22 pm

ladeeda wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:If I accept a clerkship for 2014, can i still accept an Honors position for 2013 and return after a year away?


You can reapply to Honors-- i.e., you wouldn't have to lateral like the person above me suggests-- but it would be square one.



Unless I'm reading this wrong, I don't think this is right.

http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/en ... ty.html#b4

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:10 pm

Anyone referred to components?

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Postby Myself » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:06 am

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:48 am

ajax adonis wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone referred to components?


Not yet. You? If so, what department?


Yes. EOIR, Civ, Crim

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:53 pm

Warning: the following post may contain a vast overreaction to the last post. Oh NO!! Mine still says "Application Received by DOJ." Does this mean I'm in trouble?? I applied toward the end...

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Warning: the following post may contain a vast overreaction to the last post. Oh NO!! Mine still says "Application Received by DOJ." Does this mean I'm in trouble?? I applied toward the end...


I don't get it?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:53 pm

I read this thread, briefly freaked out, then checked my application and I have "referred to components" as well.

Not to be the bearer of any kind of bad news - but I applied late - as in, 2 hours before the application closed. Also, I applied for SLIP in two previous years. The first year I made it to an interview, and got the "referred to components." But the second time my application went nowhere and I never got the "referred to components" message - stuck on "application received."

But it probably depends on the components - mine were EOIR, ENRD, and the USAOs. It seems too early to panic!




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