Resources

Helpful Online Resources

OSCAR, the Online System for Clerkship Applications and Review, from the U.S. Administrative Office of the Courts lists the current federal judges in U.S. courts across all Jurisdictions. OSCAR is the best overall source for information on federal judicial clerkships. A real advantage is that each chambers has the ability to post current openings in the system. You can also obtain information here about federal salaries and benefits.

The Arkansas Judiciary website provides information on all state courts.

LexisAdvance and WestlawNext both provide very helpful resources on judicial clerkships including YouTube presentations from judges sitting on various courts.

Administrative Office of the United States Courts: This website contains helpful information about the federal court system, links to each court’s web site, and the nature of the federal judicial law clerk. Interested in the prestigious Supreme Court Fellows Program? You’ll find more information here. Of general interest perhaps, a national database of federal court vacancies ranging from the bench to clerical assistants, is also found here. Vacancies may be searched by job title or location. You also may obtain information about salaries and benefits for federal positions.

Judicial Clerkships: This website is a for-profit site with information about applying for clerkships. It is run by the former Director of Judicial Clerkship and Counseling at Yale Law School. The Library has copies of the book, Behind the Bench: the Guide to Judicial Clerkships, advertised on this site.

Greedy Clerks: Greedy Clerks, part of the FindLaw Career Center, is a web bulletin board where you can post questions (anonymously) about applying for clerkships, how to prepare for clerkships, specific judges, etc. Try the search function to see past postings on popular topics.

Federal Judicial Center: This site allows you to search the Federal Judges Biographical Database, which contains the service record and biographical information for federal judges dating back to 1789.

National Center for State Courts: This site provides access to websites maintained by state courts nationwide. Listings cover trial level and appellate courts.