|Friday, May 10||Deadline for requesting faculty letters of recommendation. You do NOT need to have a full list of judges at this time, but you need to have submitted your candidate information form to each recommender who has agreed to write for you.|
|Monday, May 13||Secretaries will no longer send letters directly to judges’ chambers, but will instead route them to the Office of Judicial Clerkships for bundling.
|Wednesday, May 29||
Applicants must finalize the lists of judges to whom they are applying, and submit those lists on CARS. That means that you must finish your research about judges, make sure that the judges on your list are actually hiring for 2014, talk to your recommenders to make sure that they’re willing to write to all the judges on your list, and make your final selections.CARS closes at 5:00 p.m.
|Wednesday, June 5||
You should create your draft applications on OSCAR by this date. This means that you should create an application for each judge that you wish to apply to on OSCAR, pick your recommenders, and upload a minimum of one document in order to trigger the OSCAR system to permit the secretaries to process your letters of recommendation. You can then take until the end of August to upload the rest of your materials.
|Friday, June 14th||
All outside letters of recommendation MUST be received in order to be included in your packets. Letters not received by this date should be sent under separate cover.
|Tuesday, June 18th||
All application materials for bundled judges must be submitted to the Law School by 5:00 pm on this date. Materials may be brought to the law school or mailed. If you mail your materials, they must be received (not postmarked) by June 18th.
|Friday, June 28th||
Hiring plan judges receive clerkship applications. OSCAR judges can now view all student applications online. Federal judges may begin contacting students to arrange interviews. Federal judges may begin interviewing and making offers.