Law Clerk Hiring

Information may be found at:
Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR)

Also see additional information regarding law clerk hiring for the following judges:

Please see position availability posted on OSCAR.

Application materials should include: a resume, cover letter, writing sample, letters of recommendation, and a transcript. Applications should be submitted through OSCAR.

We will consider students ranked in the top 25% of the class. Preference given to applicants with law review or other writing experience, and with ties to the State of Kansas.


Judge Murguia does not anticipate any vacancies at this time.


Please see position availability posted on OSCAR (https://oscar.uscourts.gov/).

Application materials should include: a resume, cover letter, writing sample, letters of recommendation, and a transcript, with an indication of approximate class rank. Applications should be submitted through OSCAR.

We will consider students ranked in the top 25% of the class. Preference given to applicants with law review or other writing experience, and with ties to the State of Kansas.


Judge Crabtree does not anticipate any vacancies at this time.

Judge Broomes does not anticipate any vacancies at this time.

Judge Crow does not anticipate any vacancies at this time.


Judge Lungstrum does not anticipate any vacancies at this time.


Senior Judge Vratil does not anticipate any vacancies at this time.


Please see position availability posted on OSCAR.

Preference will be given to candidates in the top 50% of the class and with a tie to the State of Kansas.
Application materials should include: a resume, a short legal writing sample not to exceed 5-7 pages, and a cover letter stating the following:

  • Why the applicant is seeking a clerkship, why she or he would fit well with the District of Kansas, and what sets the applicant apart from other applicants.
  • Approximate class rank

Application materials may be submitted via OSCAR, hard copy or email.


Chief Judge O’Hara does not anticipate any vacancies at this time.


For information on position availability and application procedures, please refer to OSCAR.


Judge Gale does not anticipate any vacancies at this time.


Magistrate Judge James is currently accepting applications for a term clerk beginning September 2018. See the Court's Employment page for application instructions.


Judge Birzer does not anticipate any vacancies at this time.


Judge Rushfelt does not anticipate any vacancies at this time.


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas