OSCAR Access Date for the Class of 2021: February 5, 2020

OSCAR Access Date: February 5, 2020

To complement the two-year pilot Law Clerk Hiring Plan established by the Ad Hoc Committee on Law Clerk Hiring, access to OSCAR will be as follows.

Law school students in the graduating class of 2021 (or students with two years of law school grades and an alternate graduation date) will gain access to OSCAR on February 5, 2020 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 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT.

Reminder: Alternate Graduation Date (AGD) Registration

OSCAR has an option for joint-degree, part-time, or other students with two years of law school grades and alternate graduation date that does not align with the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan access dates. The AGD option is available in the OSCAR registration process for applicants and works as follows.

  1. Applicants can select “Alternate Graduation Date” when completing the applicant registration form in OSCAR.
  2. Law school administrators will receive a notification email requesting confirmation of the AGD designation.
  3. Once the law school administrator approves the AGD request, the applicant will receive an email confirming the AGD account has been created. The AGD applicant can use OSCAR in the same manner as other applicants.

Please contact the OSCAR Program Office with any questions.

By Judy Stein
Judy Stein Career Consultant Judy Stein