Analiese Wilcox ’10 has been accepted to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Honors Attorney Program, one of the federal government’s most prestigious and competitive honors programs. She is one of nine attorneys chosen from a group of about 2,700 applicants. During the two-year program, honors attorneys rotate through various DOT offices, gaining experience in a wide variety of work. They are eligible to take permanent jobs after completing one year of service.
Wilcox applied to several postgraduate honors programs, but “DOT was at the top of my list. It deals with a lot of the environmental law and quality of life issues that are important to me,” she said.
At Brooklyn Law School, Wilcox is a Notes and Comments Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, a Carswell Merit Scholar, and the recipient of a Paul Emery Kern Scholarship and CALI Award in Environmental Law.
Her first summer internship, as a judicial intern with Hon. Martin Glenn, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York, piqued her interest in government work. “The U.S. Trustee’s role in the bankruptcy process, for example, was fascinating to me. I never thought I would want to work for the government, but the internship opened my eyes to the wide variety of positions government attorneys hold.”
She spent another summer as a law clerk at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Northeast Regional Counsel, Gloucester, MA. and interned twice at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II: with the Air Branch, working on clean air issues and climate change, and with the Water and General Law Branch, working on such matters as clean water act violations. This spring she is a judicial intern at The City of New York Environmental Control Board.
Wilcox received a B.A. in art history with honors at the University of Chicago, and after graduation co-founded an online vintage clothing company. She chose BLS in large part because of the reputation of its legal writing program. “The program is wonderful. It gives you a leg up after your first year -- more so than students receive at many other schools.”