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    • Post your law clerk positions and application requirements.
    • Choose to accept applications online, by mail, email, or fax.
    • Maintain a judge profile to inform applicants of your hiring practices.
    • Sort and screen applicants and view applications with just a few mouse clicks.
    • Rank applications and use OSCAR’s electronic notes capability for applications.
    • Manage your applications in custom folders.
    • Generate printable packets with only the documents you want to see.
    • Use OSCAR’s email feature to communicate with your applicants and send clerkship position postings to law schools.
    • Manage the application process for judges in your court, including maintaining judge profiles, posting clerkship positions, and managing applications.
    • Access OSCAR’s easy-to-use reporting feature to track law clerk hiring in your court.
    • Receive program updates on law clerk hiring and OSCAR from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.
    • Post your staff attorney position requirements to find the ideal candidate.
    • Indicate whether you are accepting applications online, by mail, email, or fax, or not accepting applications at all.
    • Use OSCAR’s extensive search and sort features to identify applicants who meet your hiring criteria.
    • Rank applications and use OSCAR’s electronic notes capability for applications.
    • Manage your applications in custom folders.
    • Print only the application documents that you want to see.
    • Communicate with your applicants and send staff attorney position postings to law schools.
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    • Find clerkship and staff attorney positions that meet your career goals using OSCAR’s detailed search capability.
    • Upload application documents and identify your recommenders.
    • Create and submit online applications.
    • Generate electronic requests for recommendation letters when you apply to a position.
    • Review judges’ profiles to determine their hiring practices.
    • Access your school’s applicant and recommender accounts.
    • Upload your faculty recommenders into OSCAR’s Master Recommender Directory.
    • Maintain your law school profile and certify class rank.
    • Upload letters of recommendation on behalf of your faculty and assist your applicants in creating applications.
    • Use OSCAR’s reporting feature to review OSCAR information in a convenient table format.
    • Check for the latest clerkship and staff attorney positions, monitor OSCAR usage by your applicants, review recommendation requests for your faculty, and much more.
    • Communicate with your faculty and students through OSCAR’s batch email feature.
    • Review pending recommendation requests.
    • Submit recommendation letters on behalf of applicants.
    • Use OSCAR’s online editor to create one letter that will be personalized to every judge or staff attorney office that the applicant applies to.
    • Create and save letters as templates for future recommendation requests.