The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) Legal Honors Program is Accepting Applications for 2013-2014!

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) Legal Honors Program is accepting applications for its 2013-2014! HUD’s Office of General Counsel is responsible for providing legal services that support and facilitate HUD’s mission of creating strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable housing.

In order to apply, students must:

  • Be a third-year law student who will receive a J.D. on or before June 30, 2012 OR be a judicial law clerk; AND
  • Be able to assume the position on or before September 30, 2013; AND
  • Be able to communicate effectively; AND
  • Not be admitted to any State or territories of theU.S.; AND
  • Meet one of the following: Have at least a B average; or, be in the top 50% of the class; or, have relevant work experience; or, have special training; or, have engaged in significant extracurricular activities (law review, moot court, clinical program).

To apply for a Legal Honors position at HUD, an original and two copies of the following must be submitted:

  • The application form
  • A completed Resume
  • An official law school transcript The official transcript (e.g. certified and/or sealed) must be submitted with law school’s grading system explanation attached. Please do not have your law school forward your transcript separately.
  • A legal writing sample of five to ten pages max (double-spaced)
  • A list of at least three references (professional or academic)
  • Attach your resume, transcript (with explanation of grading), writing sample, and references behind the Legal Honors Program application, (no special binding or staples).

Brochures containing detailed information about HUD and its Legal Honors Program are available in the “Federal Agencies” bin in the CDO Resource Room.

The application deadline is September 28, 2012. To learn more about the Legal Honors Program and download an application, log onto HUD’s Office of General Counsel website.