Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development

San Francisco, CA - Sep 17, 2022 via USAJobs

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This position is located in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of General Counsel.

The Legal Honors Program will begin in September 2023.

If selected, you MUST be able to start work and report for duty no later than August 28, 2023.

Legal Honors Law Clerk Program GS-11: To be considered for the Law Clerk Program, applicants MUST meet the following criteria: Third-year law students who will earn their J.D.

by June 2023; OR Graduate law (LL.M) students in their last year of study who will graduate by June 2023; OR A law school graduate holding a current judicial law clerk position whose clerkship ends no later than September 2023.

AND Must NOT have been admitted to the bar of any State, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or territories of the United States.

AND Applicants must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a scale of 4.0 or Academic standing in the upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class.

AND Only United States citizens can be admitted to the Law Clerk Program, and each person selected for the program must undergo a complete security/background investigation and be granted a security clearance.

LEGAL HONORS PROGRAM The Legal Honors Program will begin in September 2023.

If selected, you MUST be able to start work and report for duty on or before August 28, 2023.

Candidates will be selected for a job assigned to one of the official duty stations listed in this announcement.

Failure to report to duty at the location for which the candidate is selected may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.

HUD's Legal Honors Program is designed for law students graduating from J.D.

and LLM programs, and recent law school graduates completing a judicial clerkship.

The Legal Honors Program is HUD's only hiring program for entry-level attorneys.

Legal Honors are assigned either to Headquarters or a Regional Office.

During the program, all Legal Honors are given the opportunity to complete rotations across OGC functions and within other Federal agencies if elected.

Rotations may include: Assisted Housing, Community Development, Fair Housing, Insured Housing, Legislations and Regulations, Litigation, Mortgage Backed Securities, Personnel and Ethics, Procurement Law, Program Enforcement, and Real Estate and transactional work.

Legal Honors will receive their permanent work placement upon successful completion of the 14-month appointment and bar admission.

Legal Honors are assigned mentors, receive training, and participate in monthly discussions to enhance their experience and professional development.

The target position upon conversion is a GS-0905-12 Trial Attorney or Attorney Advisor with a full performance level of GS-905-14.

However, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed.

The program is highly competitive and candidates are selected on the basis of merit.

Selection considerations include many factors such as: academic achievement; law review and other publication work; extracurricular activities such as moot court competitions and legal clinics; employment history; and participation in activities related to HUD's mission.

Additional information regarding the legal honors law clerk program can be found at:


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