Useful Links and Resources
Clerkships @ CLS Blog
The blog contains lots of useful information about clerkships, such as information about clerkship-related events at the law school, judges' hiring timelines, including information that is posted on OSCAR and information based upon phone calls that we and our peer schools make to judges' chambers.
Register as a Clerkship Applicant
Log in to Symplicity and select the Clerkships module. Then select “Yes” under “Clerkship Search Active.”
Alliance for Justice: Judicial Selection Project
Generates various reports about the federal judiciary. Users can create a report of, for example, judges appointed by a particular president, or the demographics of judges on a particular court.
Federal Judicial Center
Contains biographies of federal judges as well as descriptions of various federal courts.
Federal Judiciary Website
Contains extensive information about the federal court system, including descriptions of various Article III courts, federal salary tables, a link to OSCAR, a description of the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan, and information about judicial vacancies, nominations, and confirmations.
Just the Beginning Foundation
Celebrates diversity within the federal judiciary. Contains information about programming as well as lists of African American, Asian American, Latino/a American, Native American, and women judges in the federal judiciary.
Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR)
Information about all federal judicial clerkship openings as well as an online interface to apply electronically to those judges who wish to receive applications in this format. All applicants must register with OSCAR in order to access the system and receive periodic updates about clerkship openings.
Senate Nominations Website
Current listings of recent judicial nominations and confirmations. Click on "civilian nominations" pending or confirmed.
The Leadership Library
Provides useful biographical information about federal and state judges. Please note: Due to licensing restrictions, you can only log on automatically from a computer connected to the Columbia network.
Vermont Law School Guide to State Court Clerkships
Detailed application guidelines for all of the state court systems in the United States. Click on "Access the Guide" to access information. This site is password protected; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for credentials.
Insight and Information: How to select a State Court Clerkship
NALP brings you some helpful hints and thinking points to ponder about State Court Clerkships