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Top Ten Tips To the Judicial Clerkship Interview -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Saturday, January 24 2015
Strategies for Success: The Quest for Your Judicial Clerkship -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Tuesday, March 4 2014
For a closer look at the application process, the components of the application, and strategies you can employ to increase the chances of success in your quest for the prized clerkship, see my latest article on AbovetheLaw.com:
It's official -- The Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan is over! -- Introducing the FEDERAL LAW CLERK HIRING BEST PRACTICES! -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Friday, January 10 2014
Here is the final word:
In addition, the OSCAR system is being opened to "rising second-year students" -- with read-only access on June 1, 2014 and full system access to build and submit online applications on August 1, 2014.
See the OSCAR website for what is now being called the "FEDERAL LAW CLERK HIRING BEST PRACTICES" -- a list of voluntary guidelines for all federal judges, including circuit judges, district judges, bankruptcy judges, and magistrate judges (but not Supreme Court Justices):
Putting it in Perspective – Understanding the History of the Timing Issue and Making Lemonade -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Friday, November 8 2013
BIG OSCAR NEWS -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Monday, November 4 2013
IMPORTANT 2013 Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan Date Change! -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Sunday, May 12 2013
IMPORTANT Update on the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Friday, February 22 2013
Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan for 2013 -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Friday, February 8 2013
Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan for 2012 -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Sunday, February 5 2012
Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan for 2011 -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Sunday, February 6 2011
Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan for 2009 -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Thursday, January 8 2009
Here are the Critical Dates For the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan, 2009 Season:
First date when applications may be received:
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
(OSCAR release: 10:00 a.m. (EDT))
First date and time when judges may contact applicants to schedule interviews:
Friday, September 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
First date and time when interviews may be held and offers made:
Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT)
For more information, see http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/intern...f/Home?OpenForm
To discuss the clerkship application process, or anything else about judicial clerkships, visit our forums -- click here!
Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan 2008 -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Wednesday, February 20 2008
Here are the critical dates for Fall 2008:
For more information, see the official website:
Best of luck, everyone!
New article on clerkship interview frenzy -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Tuesday, October 16 2007
"Law Students Navigate Interviews and Cross-Country Travel to Get a Clerkship"
Law Clerk Hiring Plan for 2007 -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Friday, November 10 2006
Here are the critical dates for Fall 2007:
First date when applications may be received: Tuesday, September 4, 2007
First date and time when judges may contact applicants to schedule interviews: Noon (EDT), Tuesday, September 11, 2007
First date when interviews may be held and offers made: Wednesday, September 19, 2007
For more information, see the official website:
New Student Lawyer Article -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Monday, October 9 2006
Here's a new article on clerkships with a focus on the opportunities in the state courts:
Schneider, Deborah, “Judicial Clerkships for Everyone,” Student Lawyer, Vol. 34, No. 10 (American Bar Association Publishing, Oct. 2006), online at http://www.abanet.org/lsd/studentlawyer/oct06/clerkships.shtml
SUPREME COURT MEMO: Women Suddenly Scarce Among Justices' Clerks -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Sunday, September 3 2006
Everyone knows that with the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the number of female Supreme Court justices fell by half. The talk of the court this summer, with the arrival of the new crop of law clerks, is that the number of female clerks has fallen even more sharply.
Just under 50 percent of new law school graduates in 2005 were women. Yet women account for only 7 of the 37 law clerkships for the new term, the first time the number has been in the single digits since 1994, when there were 4,000 fewer women among the country’s new law school graduates than there are today.
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Judges not participating in OSCAR this year -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Thursday, July 13 2006
For those of you confused by the notation on OSCAR of participating judges who are not accepting applications this year, here is additional information. The NALP Judicial Clerkship Committee's OSCAR Working Group has called these judges and put together a chart with the details:
A few updates on OSCAR are periodically listed on the NALP website here.
For additional information on these and other OSCAR issues, you can also check out our ongoing discussion at the Forums.
Interesting Article Online -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Tuesday, August 30 2005
FYI, here is an interesting new feature article on clerkships:
Furi-Perry, Ursula, “Working in Chambers: Judicial Clerkships Provide a Unique Career Experience,” LawCrossing.com, Aug. 22, 2005, online here.
UPDATE on OSCAR -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Monday, June 6 2005
The list of participating judges is up -- click here to view!
Note also the updated FAQs, particularly these interesting facts:
Q. How many judges will be participating in OSCAR during the pilot year?
"The current number of judges signed up is 258 (as of May 24, 2005). Judges ha[d] until May 31, 2005 to sign up."
Here is the latest word, as of June 6: "We are very pleased to report that 385 judges have signed up to participate in the OSCAR pilot. We are in the process of getting the judges into the system and will get all the law schools in after that." (email to participating schools from OSCAR Support; Phone: 202-354-3005; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Q. When will participating judges have access to applicants’ uploaded materials for the Fall 2005 application season?
"Judges will have access to third-year students’ materials about noon EDT on September 7, 2005 (the Wednesday after Labor Day). Law school graduates will be able to submit applications via OSCAR during the summer; those applications will be available to judges immediately."
The law schools have been required to complete the administrative steps by now, so be sure to check with your school.
For more information and/or to comment, visit the Forums here!
Applying for Judicial Clerkships Online: The Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) -- Posted by clerkship_guru on Thursday, March 24 2005
FYI, a group of federal courts, with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, has contracted with Symplicity to create the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review. As part of the development process, the Administrative Office has prepared "A First Look at OSCAR" which includes answers to some frequently asked questions. This information is currently accessible on the NALP website at www.nalp.org/schools/oscar.pdf.
You can go to www.dcd.uscourts.gov/OSCAR.html, where you may take a look at OSCAR and review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Here is an additional website with technical info from the company that has been developing OSCAR: https://oscar.symplicity.com/
For additional information or to comment, go to the Forums here.
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