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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

FCC Accepting Applications For Attorney Honors Program

From the FCC

"The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it will again accept applications from graduating law students in the fall for its Attorney Honors Program, to better accommodate law students who participate in the traditional fall interview process.  As in previous years, the FCC will also seek applications from recent law graduates and graduating students in the spring. 

Through the Attorney Honors Program, the FCC recruits new and recent law school graduates to the FCC and the field of communications.  The FCC encourages law students with superior academic credentials and an interest in communications law to apply for the 2009 class.  Applications submitted during the fall application window must be received by October 20, 2008; incomplete applications will not be considered.  All Attorney Honors Program participants will be located at the FCC’s headquarters in Washington, DC. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, official and/or unofficial law school transcript, and list of three references to honorsprogram@fcc.gov, to the attention of Kim Mattos, Office of General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20554.  Eligibility criteria and other pertinent information are available on the FCC’s Attorney Honors Program webpage at http://www.fcc.gov/attorneyhonorsprogram.

Selection for participation in the Attorney Honors Program is highly competitive.  Selection criteria include:  academic achievement; writing skills; law review and/or moot court experience; clinic or extracurricular activities; and demonstrated interest in government service and/or the communications industry.

            Attorneys at the FCC work on cutting-edge issues in the communications and high-tech arenas, including those affecting public safety and homeland security.  They also review mergers and acquisitions of Fortune 500 companies, promote the deployment of broadband technologies, promote access to communications services for Americans with disabilities, and protect the rights of consumers." 

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