Honors Fellowship Program

The Office of the Attorney General

Department of Law


The Honors Fellowship is a two-year program for entry-level attorneys who are committed to public service. Honors Fellow candidates are current law students seeking post-graduation employment and recent law school graduates employed in judicial clerkships or legal fellowships. Working closely with senior attorneys, Honors Fellows will quickly gain experience in legal research; discovery; motions practice; brief writing; and client interactions. Honors Fellows who work in litigation sections should also expect deposition and courtroom experience.

 Applicants may express a preference for the division they would like to work in if hired.

Law Department divisions include: (1) Regulated Industries and Professions; (2) Commercial Transactions and Litigation; (3) Criminal Justice; (4) General Litigation; (5) Government Services & Employment; (6) Solicitor General's Office; (8) Medicaid Fraud Control Unit;  (9) Special Prosecutions; and (10) Consumer Protection.

 For a description of each division and the sections housed in them, please see https://law.georgia.gov/about-us/organization-office.


Who Is Eligible To Apply?

The Honors Fellowship Program is open to law students graduating from accredited law schools and recent graduates who are completing full-time judicial clerkships or full-time government, academic, or public-interest fellowships.

 Applicants should possess the following qualifications: outstanding academic record; excellence in writing and research; and demonstrated interest in public service. Law review membership and judicial clerkship experience are strongly preferred.

 When to Apply?

The Law Department will accept applications between August 1 and September 20.

The Law Department anticipates extending offers by the end of the calendar year.

How to Apply?

Applications for the Honors Fellowship Program must apply through Team Georgia Careers AND attach the following when applying:

  Cover letter

  • Resume
  • List of top three preferred division placements
  • Department of Law application & GBI Background waiver, located here
  • A writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of undergraduate and law school transcripts
  • If the file is too large to attach please email the document(s) to [email protected] to include the position title - application material(s) in the subject line. 


* Letters of recommendation may be mailed separately but must also be postmarked on or before September 20 to:


  Department of Law

Human Resources

40 Capitol Square S.W.

Atlanta, Georgia 30334


 Please Note: Employment is contingent on the completion and satisfactory results of a background check.

  Other Information:

Honors Fellows entering their first year of practice will be compensated at the Law Department starting salary commensurate with experience and a minimum of $65,000.00 plus benefits.

If Honors Fellows are not already licensed to practice in Georgia, they will be expected to sit for and pass the Georgia bar exam.

Attorneys selected for the Honors Fellowship Program should plan to start work around September 1 the following year.

 If you have any questions please call 404-458-3602.