Getting Ready to Apply

How do I select the courts and judges to which to apply?

How do I find the contact information for the judges?

When do I send my applications?

It depends!  For federal clerkships, please consult OSCAR for hiring timelines.  For state clerkships, we have a comprehensive guide about when those courts hire; please contact Melissa Burkland for the password information to this guide.  

How do I handle an offer from my summer employer if I also want to apply for clerkships?

Please work with OCPD in regards to communication with your summer employer.  You should speak with the primary contact you've had at your firm or organization, which in many cases will be the hiring and recruitment coordinator.  Reaffirm your interest and commitment to your summer employer and indicate that you have been considering clerkship opportunities to bolster your credentials as an entry-level attorney.  

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