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Law Clerk Hiring

Chief Judge Jerome A. Holmes

Applications will be received and reviewed anytime after receipt of second year law school grades.

Applications should be submitted via mail to:

215 Dean A. McGee Avenue, Room 315
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

When possible, we prefer that applicants enclose letters of recommendation with their applications. We will accept applications without letters of recommendation for those law schools adhering to the law clerk hiring date, but please include a list of your references in your cover letter. Likewise, we will accept unofficial transcripts until final transcripts are available. The application materials should include at least two writing samples.

For a description of the law clerk positions available and application requirements, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Senior Judge Bobby R. Baldock

Senior Judge David M. Ebel

Applications will be received and reviewed anytime after receipt of three semesters' law school grades.

Applications may be submitted through the OSCAR system.

For a description of the law clerk positions available and application requirements, please click here.

Senior Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr

  • Applications will be received and reviewed anytime after the completion of two full years of law school.
  • Applications should be submitted via mail to P.O. Box 10113, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-6113. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by June 2009.

Judge Harris L Hartz

Please see entry on OSCAR

Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich

Positions for the 2021 to 2022 term of court have been filled.

Applications for the 2022 to 2023 term of court will be accepted now, and should include:

Your cover letter, resume, at least two letters of recommendation, and two writing samples, one unedited by others.

Please send your most recent law school grades as they become available. Class standing is preferred to be in the top 15%. Demonstrated leadership and law review experience are highly recommended.

Hard copies by mail are acceptable with a copy also sent to the preferred delivery at: Clerks_TMT@ca10.uscourts.gov

Please include your name and law school name on the subject line.

Judge Scott M. Matheson, Jr.

Law clerk positions starting in August 2024 and late December 2024 have been filled.  The next law clerk positions to be filled are scheduled to begin in August 2025 and late December 2025.  The start and end dates of the clerkship term may require adjustment.

Applicants must have completed at least two full years of law school coursework to be considered.  Applicants may apply electronically through OSCAR, through the mail, or both.

Applications from students who entered law school in 2021 (graduating class of 2024) will not be reviewed before June 12, 2023.

  1. OSCAR – submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and two recommendation letters to OSCAR.
  2. Mail – send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and two recommendation letters (which may be submitted under separate cover), to:

Federal Building – Room 5402
125 S. State Street
Salt Lake City, UT  84138   

For further information on Judge Matheson’s clerkship application procedure and position availability, please see his posting on OSCAR.

Judge Robert E. Bacharach

Judge Bacharach is accepting applications for 2024-25 clerkship positions. 

Law clerk applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and two writing samples. You are encouraged to submit applications via OSCAR but applications may also be emailed to susan_stands@ca10.uscourts.gov. In addition, letters of recommendation
may be submitted under separate cover.

Volunteer (unpaid) clerkship for the 2023-24 court term

Judge Bacharach is accepting applications for a volunteer (unpaid) clerkship for the 2023-24 court term. This position is ideal for foreign citizens who are attending (or have attended ) a U.S. law school. Volunteer law clerk applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and two writing samples. You are encouraged to submit applications via OSCAR but applications may also be emailed to susan_stands@ca10.uscourts.gov. In addition, letters of recommendation may be submitted under separate cover. Posting will be opened until position is filled.

Volunteer (unpaid) clerkship for the 2024-25 court term

Judge Bacharach is accepting applications for a volunteer (unpaid) clerkship for the 2024-25 court term. This position is ideal for foreign citizens who are attending (or have attended ) a U.S. law school. Volunteer law clerk applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and two writing samples. You are encouraged to submit applications via OSCAR but applications may also be emailed to susan_stands@ca10.uscourts.gov. In addition, letters of recommendation may be submitted under separate cover. Posting will be opened until position is filled.

For further information on Judge Bacharach’s clerkship application procedure and position availability, please see the posting on OSCAR.