THE ADVANCE COMMITMENT PROGRAM
Each fall, OGC hires law students who participated in its
Summer Law Clerk
the previous summer as "Advance Commitments" for employment at the
GS-11 level after graduation, either before or after the summer bar examination.
This procedure--recruiting in advance to fill positions that are not vacant at
the time the offer of employment is made--is very unusual within the Federal
Government, but it has served OGC well for many years. Many of the best
attorneys in OGC were hired under this program.
Evaluation of attorney applicants in their last year of law school is made in
the fall preceding graduation. Offers are extended by the end of the calendar
year, thus is it recommended that applications are received by 1 October.
Successful applicants are expected to begin working after graduation, but not
later than October 1.
If you are not attending a school where we conduct on-campus interviews (please
consult with your school's career services), please send us a resume including
your GPA, class standing, and whether you participate in law review, law journal
or moot court. You may send information to:
Deputy General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
Department of the Navy
1000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-1000