The OSCAR Program Office is pleased to announce the release of two resources that we hope will be helpful to the entire OSCAR community as rising 2Ls begin to enter the system and another season of hiring ramps up.
Rising 2Ls will gain full access to OSCAR on July 1, 2017 and there is currently no hiring freeze for the judicial branch.
On July 1, 2016, rising second-year law students will gain full access to OSCAR.
Now that you have all of your application documents uploaded, your recommenders selected, and clerkship positions identified, it's time to build your applications. Read on to learn how.
Learn about using OSCAR folders to help you organize your clerkship search.
OSCAR provides robust search tools for applicants. Learn how to use them to execute detailed searches for clerkship positions.
Learn how to find available clerkship positions and review a judge's Hiring Practices statement.
Rising second-year law students can now register for OSCAR accounts with read-only access. Read on to learn more...
From June 8 - June 15, 2015, the OSCAR website will be offline to implement software updates.
Beginning on June 1, 2015, OSCAR will allow rising second-year law students to register for applicant accounts with read-only access.
OSCAR position posting and online application data from fiscal year 2014 is now available. Each year, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (Administrative Office) provides information on both the total number of law clerk positions posted in OSCAR and the total number of online applications for the previous fiscal year, which runs from October 1 to September 30.
A quick reminder that OSCAR will be offline starting May 27, 2014 until May 30 for maintenance.
The OSCAR Working Group convened its annual meeting on November 25, 2013 to review program performance, discuss policy decisions, and address software modifications for 2014.
Based on a number of judges abandoning the Federal Law Hiring Plan (Hiring Plan) and feedback from the law schools, the OSCAR Working Group judges recently recommended de-linking OSCAR from the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan.
We recommend that all OSCAR participating judges log into OSCAR at their earliest convenience to ensure that their OSCAR judge profile is up-to-date with their current hiring practices.
To address judge concerns, Version 7 introduces a 100-application limit per applicant for clerkship applications.