January 2019
OSCAR Access Dates
Law school students graduating in 2020 will gain access to OSCAR on February 6, 2019 , to register for an account, upload documents, search for clerkship positions, and build online applications. The system will store these applications and release them to judges on June 17, 2019.
Coming Soon: OSCAR Version 8
The following system enhancements will be released
on February 12, 2019 :
  • Provide access to students with 2 years of law school grades and joint-degree, part-time, or other alternate graduation dates that do not align with the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan access dates
  • Opt-in or opt-out feature for non-faculty recommenders and law school administrators
  • Search by state in basic search and save searches 
Explore Your Legal Career with the Federal Judiciary
Learn about gaining valuable experience through a judicial clerkship or staff attorney position with the United States Courts. OSCAR makes it easy to learn about opportunities and apply online.

More Information:
Follow the United States Courts on LinkedIn for federal judiciary news, updates, and resources.
Training & Resources
Need help applying, submitting a recommendation, or assisting applicants or recommenders?
The OSCAR Program Office provides training for all users throughout the year. Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming webinars and training events for 2019.
Training at Your Own Speed
The OSCAR Program Office offers
one-on-one training to all users. 

Additional Resources
From tip sheets to video tutorials, we provide educational resources that are mobile friendly.

Reminder for Law Schools
As the new year begins, the OSCAR Program Office reminds you to review your law school profile, all accounts associated with your law school, and your saved emails in OSCAR.
This is important to get ready for the 2019 hiring season.

Contract Awarded for NextGen OSCAR
The Administrative Office of the United States Courts is pleased
to announce the award of the NextGen OSCAR contract to Symplicity Corporation. Symplicity has a deep understanding of the intricacies of federal law clerk and staff attorney hiring, and the needs of the judiciary. The OSCAR Program Office is excited to continue our partnership to bring you a much-improved hiring and information system in Fall 2019.

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Message from OSCAR Management
Happy New Year! The OSCAR Program Office is excited to ring in 2019 with the launch of OSCAR Version 8. We hope you will enjoy the new features as you continue to use OSCAR. As we move through the year, our development of NextGen OSCAR will continue with the goal of a greatly improved law clerk and staff attorney hiring system. Thank you for being patient with us as we aspire to make OSCAR better and we look forward to keeping you updated along the way!
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