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THE BIG PICTURE. The Department’s mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law. The majority of civil litigation of the U.S. Government is handled by the Department. With 9500+ attorneys, we are the largest legal employer in the world.

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the big picture
THE BIG PICTURE
  • The Department’s mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law.
  • The majority of civil litigation of the U.S. Government is handled by the Department.
  • With 9500+ attorneys, we are the largest legal employer in the world.
u s department of justice legal employment programs
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICELEGAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM (130)
    • Positions Following Graduation/Judicial Clerkship
    • Application Receipt Deadline: 9/19/05 (for employment beginning summer/autumn 2006)
  • SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM (100)
    • Compensated Positions During Summer Following Second Year
    • Application Receipt Deadline: 9/19/05 (for employment summer 2006)
  • LEGAL INTERN PROGRAMS (1800)
    • Volunteer, Work-Study, Part-Time
    • Open To All Law Students After First Semester of First Year
  • LATERAL ATTORNEY RECRUITMENT (650 +)
    • Minimum One Year Post-J.D. Experience
    • Must Be Active Bar Member
    • No Application Form
    • No Deadline
how is doj organized
HOW IS DOJ ORGANIZED?
  • Litigating Divisions and Offices
    • Antitrust, Civil, Civil Rights, Criminal, Tax,

Environment, US Attorneys’ Offices

  • Investigatory and Law Enforcement Offices
    • FBI, ATF/E, USMS, BOP, DEA, and more
  • Legal and Policy Offices
    • EOIR, USTP, OLP, and more
  • Leadership and Management Offices
    • Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General,

Solicitor General, and more

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THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM (2006)

  • ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION 20
  • EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW 20*
  • ANTITRUST DIVISION 14
  • TAX DIVISION 14
  • CIVIL DIVISION 10-15
  • CIVIL RIGHTS 10
  • U.S. TRUSTEES 10
  • CRIMINAL DIVISION 7
  • FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS 4-5*
  • U.S. ATTYS – Western District of Texas 1
  • U.S. ATTYS - Southern District of California 1
  • OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND POLICY REVIEW 1
  • OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS 1
  • * EOIR: 1-2 year clerkships only; BOP: 2-year fellowships only
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SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM (2006)

  • Antitrust Division 23
  • Civil Division 15-20
  • Tax Division 5-18
  • Civil Rights Division 12
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review 10
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons 6-8
  • Office of Justice Programs 5
  • Environment and Natural Resources (Appellate) 2
  • Professional Responsibility Advisory Office 2
  • Office of the Solicitor General 2*
  • Office of Legal Counsel 3*
  • *3Ls entering judicial clerkships following graduation only
on line alerts
ON-LINE ALERTS
  • Print out and review the application checklists
  • Use spell check
  • Proof-read before hitting the “submit” button
  • Don’t submit until absolutely complete
  • Don’t wait until the last minute
  • Keep e-mail address current
  • Read e-mails before deleting
  • Look for: Mail@avuedigitalservices.com

U.S. DOJ – Important Information

  • Turn off or modify spam and junk mail filters
for best results
FOR BEST RESULTS
  • Carefully select one to four components
  • Think through your ranking
    • Be practical: Does your resume

demonstrate an interest in the field?

    • Consider number of available vacancies
  • Take advantage of opportunities on the application to provide “additional information”
remember
REMEMBER..._______________________
  • WHEN IN DOUBT, USE COMMON SENSE
  • DON’T SELF-ELIMINATE: THROW YOUR HAT IN THE RING
timeline the hiring process
TIMELINE - THE HIRING PROCESS

SEPTEMBER 19, 2005 ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER REVIEW APPLICATIONS

SECOND WEEK OF OCTOBER CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS

LATE OCTOBER THROUGH DEPARTMENT ATTORNEYS

MID-NOVEMBER CONDUCT INTERVIEWS

MID-NOVEMBER THROUGH ORGANIZATIONS EXTEND

JANUARY OFFERS

TO CHECK STATUS ON THE WEB AT:

www.avuedigitalservices.com/dojoarm/applicant.html

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WHY JUSTICE?

MISSION DRIVEN NOT DRIVEN

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WHAT DOES DOJ LOOK FOR?

  • ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
  • JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS
  • LAW REVIEW/JOURNAL EXPERIENCE
  • MOOT COURT EXPERIENCE
  • WORK/CLINICAL/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
  • UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • INTEREST IN PUBLIC SERVICE
  • ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM
comparatively speaking
COMPARATIVELY SPEAKING

PRIVATE SECTOR

DOJ

  • SIX FIGURE SALARY
  • FIVE FIGURE SALARY
  • SIGN-ON BONUS
  • BACKGROUND CHECK
  • CATERED LUNCHES
  • BROWN-BAG LUNCHES
  • BAGGING THE BAD GUYS
  • BILLABLE HOURS
  • REPRESENT UNITED STATES
  • TAKE DEPOSITIONS
  • MANAGE OWN CASES
  • LITIGATE COURT CASES
  • REPRESENT CLIENTS
  • WATCH DEPOSITIONS
  • WORK OTHERS’ CASES
  • ATTEND COURT CASES
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WE ALSO OFFER . . .

  • The Attorney Student Loan
  • Repayment Program
  • A Department-Wide Mentor Program
  • Training Opportunities: Division, Section,
  • and the National Advocacy Center
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FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT…

  • the hiring process
  • work of the components
  • eligibility
  • interviews
  • security process
  • Please visit www.usdoj.gov/oarm
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HOW DO I APPLY?

Apply online using the direct link from the

OARM web page: www.usdoj.gov/oarm

Receipt Deadline: Monday, September 19, 2005

MIDNIGHT EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME