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Here are a number of print and web resources you may want to review when selecting judges to apply to.



The Guide to State Judicial Clerkship Procedures, published annually by Vermont Law School.  Available in OCP (hardcopy) and online (contact OCP for login information).

Describes clerkship application procedures for state supreme, appellate and trial courts.  Includes important contact information, websites, and often salary information. 


Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (“OSCAR”)

OSCAR Help Desk email address:


Centralized site for notice of available federal clerkships, application information, and law clerk employment information (Note: U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Appeal for Armed Forces and U.S. Supreme Court are not included).

Judicial Yellow Book, available in OCP.

Biographical profiles and contact information for federal judges and state appellate judges. Includes education and previous work experience, as well as staff information and directory of judges by law school. 

Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, current edition available on Westlaw, and hardcopy available in Zief Law Library.

Provides biographical information, summaries of notable opinions, and anonymous critiques by lawyers. 


Federal Judiciary Website

Information about and links to federal courts. 

Federal Judicial Center

Contains the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, which you can search according to specific criteria including nominating president, race or ethnicity, court, etc.

Northern California Judicial Profiles, published by the Daily Journal, available in the Reference Section of the Zief Law Library. 

Profiles of California Superior Court judges that contain  biographical information and recent cases.

California Courts Website

Links to California courts; includes job opportunities page.

National Center for State Courts

Links to state court websites.

Judicial Clerkships.com

Information and advice about applying for judicial clerkships, as well as links to court sites and clerkship listings.

Westlaw and Lexis

Search databases for opinions by and articles about judges. Use "Courtlink" on Lexis to research judges' caseloads and court caseloads. Westlaw offers profiles of judges via "Profiler-WLD."


List of judges who have previously hired USF students as judicial externs and student evaluations on USFLawLink.com.  While this resource is for judicial externs, the information provided may also be helpful for those seeking clerkships.

Faculty and Alumni

Learn from those with knowledge about particular judges and courts.  See Former Clerks from USF Law Faculty.


By joining the USF School of Law group on LinkedIn.com (for current students and alumni), you can connect with people who have worked for particular judges and courts.