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Civil Contacts, Pre-Interview Submissions (Honors & Summer Law Intern Programs) and Honors Program Interview Information


Primary Contact – Meghan Killiany, 202-598-3093,

Alternate Contact – JaKeitha (Jay) Gipson, 202-860-9939,

For troubleshooting problems associated with virtual interviews, candidates should contact Daniel Ilincuta,, 202-880-0184

Interview Information

OARM will centrally schedule Honors Program candidates for a separate interview with each selecting Civil Division branch, which may or may not occur on the same day.  Civil Division interviews are typically one hour in duration, except for Civil Division Appellate Branch interviews, which are two hours, and OIL-District Courts, which are 45 minutes. 

SLIP candidates will be contacted directly by the Civil Division branch or branches that request an interview.

Pre-Interview Submissions

The Civil Division requests a writing sample and an updated resume. 

  • Submission Deadline: Not later than four business days following notification of selection for an interview.
  • Format: Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF)
  • Type of Writing Sample:
    • Interview candidates should submit one writing sample only, not to exceed 15 pages in length. An excerpt from a longer piece is acceptable. The sample should provide evidence of the candidate's skills in legal analysis and writing. It should represent the candidate's own work, without extensive editing by a third party.

Submission Method:

Submit by e-mail with one single PDF attachment (consolidating both submissions) to:  

Please use a standard subject line formatted as:

Last Name, First name - Honors Program Pre-Interview Submissions

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Last Name, First Name- SLIP Pre-Interview Submissions

Special Instructions

The documents submitted should contain the candidate’s name at the top, right corner.

Updated September 14, 2023