This is another aspect of what is essentially a research project, with the primary resources being oscar (“online system for clerkship application and review”) for federal clerkships and vermont law school's guide to state judicial clerkships see the additional tips on the timing in my first article in this. Oscar for judges listed on oscar as accepting online applications, oscar enables clerkship applicants to select the federal judges to whom they will apply, and then to build and submit their applications online for these judges, applicants upload cover letters, resumes, grade sheets/transcripts writing samples and. Sample externship cover letter sample cover letter-judicial clerkship application sample resume of bankruptcy court clerk sample resume of state supreme court clerk sample resume of us circuit court clerk sample resume of us district court clerk sample resume of us supreme court clerk. Sincerely samantha pierce sample cover letter work for highly motivated chinese and american legal experts, network with chinese lawyers and judges and gain practical skills i am a first year student at harvard law school and i am writing to apply for a summer law clerkship with particular interest in the. In order to become a federal judicial clerk, an applicant must have completed his or her jd degree and be a us citizen a non-citizen of the a judicial clerkship application generally includes a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and three to four letters of recommendation application materials.
Federal and state judges and their mailing addresses for each state it includes information about when individual judges and courts in california begin accepting applications as well as which california judges are not accepting extern applications you can use the spreadsheet to mail merge cover letters and address labels. A student should not have a standard cover letter or even, i would argue, a standard résumé they should be tailored for each judge to whom they are directed a clerkship applicant who tells me in his or her cover letter, résumé, or interview that we are from the same home town, or that he or she knows a. Application process: students will apply directly to the court and/or judge for their internships you should check with each court for specific application requirements, but most federal and appellate judges will require the following information: 1 cover letter 2 resume 3 writing sample (5-7 pages) 4 transcript 5.
Clerkships, karen warren, at [email protected] ii what is the difference between a judicial internship and externship cover letter the judge and/or his or her staff (including present clerks) will probably read your cover letter before they get to your writing sample. This is likely to be more effective with state court judges or geographically- isolated federal district court judges than with the bulk of federal judges, who have no trouble getting applicants to come to them in addition, if any of the following apply to you, do include in the cover letter: if you have a high class rank and/or. Individualized faculty letters of recommendation the jcdb also contains evaluations filled out by berkeley law applicants about their interview experiences with particular federal judges clerkship counseling services for graduates cdo director of operations eric stern is available to meet with graduates about their. Working as a judicial extern during your first summer is an excellent way to develop and improve your will vary depending upon the judge and the type of court—appellate or trial, federal or state externs typically applying: an externship application generally consists of a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample.
Clerkship applications typically consist of: 3 • resume • cover letter • law school transcript • undergraduate transcript • writing sample • 2-3 letters of recommendation (at least two of which should come from full-time professors) • list of references clerkships: “on schedule” most federal judges follow a set recruitment. Requesting letters of recommendation also, consider consulting your references for suggestions of judges to whom you should apply iv application procedures clerkship application procedures differ between federal and state judges and among courts most federal clerkships are posted through oscar, which is.
You will find listings of federal judges on symplicity and through oscar (the online system for clerkship application & cover letter cover letters should emphasize your interest in a judicial clerkship, and clerking in the particular court or with the particular judge to whom you are applying be specific about the. Spring 2007 addressing cover letters to judges federal courts addressee address on cover letter and envelope salutation us supreme court the chief justice the honorable (full name) dear chief justice (last name): chief justice of the united states supreme court 1 first street, ne.
In applying for judicial clerkships, the salutation for members of a supreme court is “dear justice ______” opportunities for a 20__ summer clerkship in charleston and am enclosing my resume for your consideration sample basic cover letter for federal judges during the federal hiring plan. University of san francisco school of law introduction the judicial externship program offers students who meet the requirements described herein to receive academic credit for application materials for federal and appellate courts usually include a cover letter, writing sample, transcript, and. Judges require a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (usually a copy of the official transcript is acceptable but sometimes the judge requires an official transcript), two-three letters of recommendation and a legal writing sample applicants will send hard copies of application materials to some federal court judges and. Practical tips from the judges on acquiring judicial externships think of the application process like a university's admissions process: research why you are a good fit and be able to present this in a succinct manner via a cover letter, resume, and writing sample - which generally are first reviewed by the judge's clerks.