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Paper Application Process

In order to prepare paper applications, we will need you to email a spreadsheet made in the clerkship section of Penn Law’s Symplicity (not OSCAR).  We use this to mail merge letters and labels.

We provide some materials to assist students with paper application.

What You Need to Prepare

What We Will Prepare*

Personalized Cover Letter to each paper Judge (Resume Paper)

Resume for each Judge (Resume Paper)

Unofficial Transcript(s) for each Judge. (Plain Paper)

Collated, stapled copy of your Writing Sample (Plain Paper)

Recommendation Letters (in sealed envelopes with the Judges’ names on the label.)

File Folders in which to place all of your materials.

File Folder Labels with your name and the names of the Judges to whom you are applying.



Once these materials are prepared, we will set up a time for current students to come into CPP’s office to assemble applications or coordinate with alumni candidates to mail out the recommendation letters when the alumni mail out their applications.

CLASS OF 2020 - We will be holding packeting sessions the week of May 13, 2019 during which you can bring in your paper applications, packet them with your sealed recommendation letters and put them in mailers provided by CPP.  CPP will ship them so they arrive in chambers on June 17, 2019, the date of the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan.