Monday, January 13, 2014

Clerk Plan = RIP; OSCAR Lives?

Third Branch News reports: Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan Is ‘Discontinued’
The Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan, which sought to bring order to the process of hiring judges’ law clerks, “has been effectively discontinued, and no further dates are being set in connection with the plan,” according to a memo sent to all federal judges. The memo from Judge John D. Bates, Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, also urged federal judges to make greater use of OSCAR, a centralized system that enables law school students and graduates to research federal clerkship vacancies and apply electronically. Bates said OSCAR, which stands for Online System for Clerkship Application and Review, makes the process fairer and more transparent. Read the full story.