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Judicial Clerkship Resources

General

Judicial Yellow Book: Lists contact and biographical information for more than 2,200 federal judges and 1,300 state judges, as well as judges’ staff, court staff and law clerks. The book is available in the Legal Research Center. For more information, click here.

BNA’s Directory of State and Federal Courts, Judges and Clerks (Bureau of National Affairs): Provides detailed contact information on the nation’s judges and clerks, along with extensive details on the structure of federal, state and territorial courts. The directory has listings for 2,133 state courts, 215 federal courts, 16,025 judges and 5,319 clerks and court administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. There is coverage of state courts, plus all federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panels; listings for state and federal court administrators; names, titles, street addresses, phone/fax numbers, Internet sites and e-mail addresses. The directory also lists nominations for federal judgeships - with nominee’s name and state of residence. Available in the Legal Research Center. For more information, click here.

Directory of Minority Judges of the United States (American Bar Association): Lists minority federal and state judges. Available in the Legal Research Center. For more information, click here.

Judicial Clerkships.com: This website offers advice and information about clerkships and links to court sites and judicial clerkship listings. There is also a blog for exchanging information about the applications process and experiences.


Federal Resources

Almanac of the Federal Judiciary (Prentice Hall Law & Business): Provides balanced, responsible judicial profiles of every federal judge and all the key Bankruptcy Judges and Magistrate Judges - profiles include reliable inside information based on interviews with lawyers who have argued cases before the federal judiciary. Information includes each judge's academic and professional background, experience on the bench, noteworthy rulings and media coverage; candid, revealing commentary by lawyers, based on first-hand experiences before their local federal judges; important insights into each judge's style, demeanor, knowledge and management of courtroom proceedings. Available in the Legal Research Center. For more information, click here.

Federal Clerkship Hiring Plan: http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/lawclerk/ 

Federal Judicial Center: www.fjc.gov – Contains information about federal judges, including Bankruptcy and Magistrate Judges (1789 to present). Includes salaries, place of birth, who appointed them, schools attended and career before the bench. 

For judicial biographies, see http://www.fjc.gov/public/home.nsf/hisj 

Federal Judiciary Home Page: http://www.uscourts.gov/employment/vacancies.html# - Lists salary, job description, length of term, application deadlines.

Federal Magistrate Judges Association: http://www.fedjudge.org - Contains information about clerkships with U.S. Magistrate Judges. 

Just the Beginning Foundation: http://www.jtbf.org/ - Information on minority judges and clerkship and internship opportunities for minorities.

OSCAR (Online System for Clerkship Application and Review): http://oscar.uscourts.gov - This  system is a centralized resource for notice of available federal clerkships, clerkship application information and law clerk employment information. Students can upload applications including cover letters, resumes, writing samples, letters of recommendation and grade sheets. There is also a help line and blog for questions to OSCAR administrators.

Senate Judiciary Committee Judicial Nominations and Confirmations: http://judiciary.senate.gov/nominations/judicial.cfm - Information about who has recently been nominated or confirmed on the federal bench.


State Resources

Guide to State Judicial Clerkships: The Guide to State Judicial Clerkships is a comprehensive guide to the procedures for applying for state court judicial clerkships at all levels in all 50 states and some U.S. territories. This guide is published annually by the Vermont School of Law.  Available in the Career Strategies Office and online here. To obtain a password to the guide, check Symplicity.

National Center for State Courts: www.ncsc.org - Offers court information at all state court levels.

Pennsylvania State Courts

Supreme Court 
Superior Court 
Commonwealth Court
Courts of Common Pleas

Delaware State Courts

State Courts

New Jersey State Courts

State Courts: Contact information for judges’ chambers information is available under General Information/Directory of Judges & Staff/Judges' Chambers.    

New York State Courts

State Courts