Online system for clerkship application and review (oscar) available at http:// oscardcduscourtsgov allows vermont law school's guide to state judicial clerkship procedures vermont law school only printed source spring 2007 addressing cover letters to judges federal courts addressee. Cover letters for purposes of externship applications are formal job applications they should be on heavy resume paper (any office supply store will point it out for you) with a professional look a cover letter should be no longer than one page it must be signed in ink your cover letter is the first sample of your writing that a. A student should not have a standard cover letter or even, i would argue, a standard résumé they should be tailored for each judge to whom they are directed a clerkship applicant who tells me in his or her cover letter, résumé, or interview that we are from the same home town, or that he or she knows a. Go through the process, is to avail yourself of the resources in the career & professional development center (cpdc) obtaining a judicial clerkship takes proper research and planning not only can we direct you to resource materials, but we can also critique cover letters and other application materials. Appendix c – charting your course for a judicial clerkship: a three-year plan for building your resume appendix d – forms of address for judges, sample letters, sample cover page for writing samples appendix e – interview feedback form appendix f – restrictions on law clerk activities appendix g – for. If your application raises questions that are readily answered, such as availability after the bar exam, judicial clerkship plans, etc, the letter can address those other issues may be better deferred to the interview stage consult a cdo attorney-counselor if you're not sure whether to include something in your cover letter. Oscar for judges listed on oscar as accepting online applications, oscar enables clerkship applicants to select the federal judges to whom they will apply, and then to build and submit their applications online for these judges, applicants upload cover letters, resumes, grade sheets/transcripts writing samples and. Application process: students will apply directly to the court and/or judge for their internships you should check with each court for specific application requirements, but most federal and appellate judges will require the following information: 1 cover letter 2 resume 3 writing sample (5-7 pages) 4 transcript 5.
You will be required to upload the signed form later in the application process references list (required by select judges) cover letter(s) (required by select judges) this application process should take no more than 10 minutes with prepared documents applications cannot be saved as in progress to be completed later. For top judicial clerkship jobs, you need a cover letter that promotes both your skills and passion view this sample cover letter for a judicial clerkship, or download the judicial clerkship cover letter template in word. Judicial clerkship email group and counseling current university of michigan law students and alumni can join an email group to receive clerkship notices, recent judicial confirmations, and application information directly from the office of career planning to join, please send an email to tammy sindlinger at. As with your résumé, a cover letter should be professional for a cover letter cover letter presentation a cover letter is a professional business letter the paper should be the same quality as your résumé as a law student and judicial extern have fostered a strong interest in practicing civil litigation.
Center, or online at wwwlawasuedu/careerservices/careerservices/resources aspx) which discuss cover letters and resumes in-depth, this book will go over the basics and issues specific to judicial clerkship applications when submitting hard copies of application materials, the resume, cover letter, and any other. Examples from 1l cover letters, without prior legal experience, answering the why this job question: maryland public defender's office: in college, i took a cover letter example: 3d with some experience judicial clerkship suzanne warren 1401 north charles street baltimore, maryland 21201 (410) 837- 4404. Sample letters for law students • cover letter information • law firm clerkship inquiries • responses to career services job postings • request for informational interview • associate inquiry • letter to usc alumni outside south carolina • unsolicited mailing • public interest inquiry • judicial clerkship.
Advice may come from those who clerked with judges or who know judges • remain open-minded in your clerkship search, considering courts and geographic regions of all types • attend cdo programs related to judicial clerkships, cover letter and resume preparation, and interviewing and networking skills • beginning in. 2 applying: an externship application generally consists of a cover letter, resume , transcript, writing sample, and references refer to specific externship postings for each judge's requirements your cover letter should be crisp and concise in the first paragraph, identify yourself as a stanford law student seeking a summer. In the first paragraph of your cover letter, explain why you are sending your resume to the employer: “i am a first-year student at yale law school and am seeking a position with your organization for the summer 20xx” if you are applying to public interest employers and are eligible for spif funding, you can mention that here.
Sincerely samantha pierce sample cover letter dear ms hsu i am a first year student at harvard law school and i am writing to apply for a summer law clerkship with particular interest in the our work was constrained by judicial interpretation of the relevant land rights statutes and by administrative. The new jersey judiciary utilizes two application methods for judicial clerkships: (a) apply directly to judiciary introduced a web-based clerkship application portal to enable students to apply directly for law clerk applications should include a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample and a list of references.
Judicial clerkship cover letters should be kept brief—in no circumstance should they be more than one page the cover letter is simply the conduit for your application materials, so allow your resume to convey your pertinent information above all, you must avoid making any grammatical or typographical. For the rest of the placements, students registered for the class will be asked to complete a form specifying their preferences and to submit a resume, transcript, and cover letter to be used in the placement process students will be assigned based on their requests and the judges' needs after placement, each student.
Resume cover letters writing samples references thank you letter resume a resume cover letters, like resumes, give employers a first glimpse of your writing abilities and show that you are a serious, enthusiastic, and qualified candidate actual work product—from your job, an externship or clinic, for example. A judicial clerkship application generally includes a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and three to four letters of recommendation application materials should not be sent piecemeal, but should be included in one packet addressed to the judge and marked “judicial clerkship application. Cover letters what is a cover letter a cover letter is a formal letter that accompanies and introduces your resume to a potential employer it is essential those who know me well as hardworking, thorough, and a team player ( judicial clerkship application -3rd/4th year) sample: as indicated by my resume, my. I am a firstyear law student at the george washington university law school, and am writing to express my interest in a legal internship in your chambers this summer i am particularly interested in a judicial internship because i have an interest in advocacy and dispute resolution, and am pursuing a career in litigation.