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 is accepting applications for a one-year term clerk position for the 2019-2020 term.

Please mail application materials to Judge Crabtree's chambers at ksd_crabtree_chambers@ksd.uscourts.gov. Application materials should include: a resume, cover letter, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a law school transcript.

Judge Crabtree will consider applications from: (a) students who ranked in the top 25% of their law school class; or (b) students meeting the specifications in (a) and who have some experience as a practicing lawyer or in other judicial clerkships. Judge Crabtree also prefers applicants with law review or other closely supervised writing experience, and with ties to Kansas or nearby areas.



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 does not anticipate any vacancies at this time.


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