Application Checklist

Judicial Clerkships: Checklist

  1. Speak to your professors about being a faculty recommender. Get affirmation that they will write for you, make deadlines, and get them the information they need to write you a STELLAR recommendation letter.
  2. Complete and return to Liza Moore the Faculty Recommendation Form and FERPA Release (We do not process letters for adjuncts or employers).
  3. Prepare the documents you will send in your paper packets and upload for OSCAR judges:
    • Cover letters – PLEASE build in time for Liza or a faculty member to PROOFREAD before you send out or upload on OSCAR
    • Resume
    • Writing samples
    • Law school transcript (once class rankings are complete) and undergraduate transcript, when applicable
    • Faculty recommendation letters will be printed, sealed and returned to you for paper applications and uploaded to OSCAR for online applications
  4. Begin researching Judges
  5. It is highly encouraged that you set an appointment to talk over your judge list with one of your faculty recommenders.
  6. Create a spreadsheet of judges for all paper applications (not OSCAR applications) and PROOFREAD!  You are responsible for proofing judge names, addresses and the like. This list will be used to submit your recommendation letters.  Example of spreadsheet format.
  7. Email your spreadsheet to Allyson Hennelly (
  8. Follow OSCAR and Moritz deadlines. Ask Allyson Hennelly to remind faculty about your recommendation letters if they have not been completed.  Please do not bother faculty on your own!
  9. If you are requesting an endorsement letter from the Dean, please complete the Career Development Judicial Clerkship Travel and Endorsement Request Form and return it to Liza Moore with the appropriate documentation as soon as you receive notification of your interview.

Questions can always be emailed to Liza Moore at