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McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship

Application Period: December 1, 2014 - January 15, 2015

Deadline: January 15, 2015 [2016 information not currently available]

          Candidate must (a) be a first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school with a diverse background that, in the firm’s view, would help to improve diversity in the field of intellectual property law; (b) have a degree in science or engineering; and (c) intend to practice patent law in Chicago, Illinois.
           The firm intends to award a paid summer associate (clerkship) position for a period of 10 to 12 weeks following the recipient’s completion of his/her first year of law school. The position is part of McAndrews’ Summer Clerkship program, which annually attracts some of the most promising IP-focused law students in the nation.
            As a summer associate at the McAndrews office in Chicago, the Diversity Fellow will gain experience in a wide range of intellectual property law and will be eligible to receive an offer to return for a second summer. To facilitate the Diversity Fellow’s professional growth and learning, a
member of the McAndrews Diversity Committee will serve as a mentor and resource. given the collegial culture at McAndrews, the Diversity Fellow will also establish rewarding relationships with other attorneys.

Award: Paid summer associate position and $5,000 on or about September 1, 2015 at the completion of the clerkship.