Information on which Courts have Available Clerkships
These sites can be used as a beginning point to research available clerkships, but keep in mind that the information you find here may not be completely accurate or up to date.
Federal Law Clerk Information System – Information about many Federal judges accepting applications both through OSCAR and on paper.
Preparing Your Materials
Insider Advice on Landing Judicial Clerkships – 2006 Law review article on how to land a clerkship written by a Third Circuit Judge and two clerks.
Federal Court Clerkships
OSCAR System – The online application system used by the majority of Federal judges. You will need to register as a user before you can begin researching judges. Click on the “applicant registration” tab and fill in the information requested.
Judicial Biographies – This is a great site for researching judges to find ones that would be a good fit, whether ideologically, by temperament, interests, or otherwise.
State Court Clerkships
WA Division I Clerkship Information – The 10 judges in Division I are located in downtown Seattle and decide civil, criminal, and administrative appeals from the superior courts of six Washington counties.
WA Division II Clerkship Information –The 7 judges and 2 commissioners in Division II are located in Tacoma.
Recent Nominations and Appointments
Department of Justice List (Federal Nominations)
Senate Judiciary Committee (Federal Pending and Confirmed)
Governor’s Recent Appointments (WA Appointments)