Confused about timeline and process

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Confused about timeline and process

Postby bellepepper » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:47 pm

Hi there,

I finished getting my resume and cover letter edited, now do I start applying? I am an 1L.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Confused about timeline and process

Postby mjb447 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:00 pm

For clerkships following graduation? I think you're on the very early side for all but the smallest handful of judges, particularly if you don't have any grades yet. (An externship next summer is a different story, though.)

When you do apply, you should also get a writing sample, transcripts (u/g and law school once you have grades), and three or more letters of recommendation together. Positions are posted on the OSCAR website (oscar.uscourts.gov) and some court websites. Your law school's clerkship/public interest/employment office may also be able to help you and to tell you who to focus on, who's hiring outside of OSCAR/internet sources, etc.



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