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For detailed instructions regarding the clerkship application process for federal and state court judges, please review the OCPD website under "Judicial Clerkships," review OCPD's handout regarding judicial clerkships, or schedule an interview to meet with a career advisor.


Friday, May 10, 2013
All summer contact forms are due to OCPD

Monday, June 17, 2013
Date by which faculty must e-mail letters of recommendations to OCPD for uploading to OSCAR.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Date by which students must deliver completed applications to OCPD for non-OSCAR federal judges in Maryland, Virginia, and DC to be included in OCPD's "bundling."

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Last day for students to select judges on OSCAR to apply to in order to guarantee timely upload of faculty LORs. After this date, OCPD cannot guarantee LORs will be uploaded by release date/time.

Friday, June 28, 2013 (12 PM)
Under Law Clerk Hiring Plan (LCHP), adopted by most federal judges, first date and time when federal judges may review clerkship applications, contact students, schedule interviews, and make offers.



Application deadlines vary from state to state. In order to get a general idea about a particular state's deadlines, OCPD recommends students refer to the Vermont Guide online. Call OCPD for specific login and password. For specific information about a particular judge, call the judge's chambers.

OCPD also publishes deadlines for local judges. Check with Christina Morris ( for more information.