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McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship

Application Period: December 1 - January 15

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Candidates must:
(a) be a first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school who, in the firm's view, is committed to meaningfully contributing to diversity and inclusion 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.

The firm intends to award a $5,000 fellowship on or about September 1 at the completion of the clerkship.

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.

Applications must include the following components:

  • Resume, including description of science or engineering educational credentials;
  • Undergraduate transcript (with GPA); and
  • 500-word personal statement explaining why you wish to pursue a career in patent law, why you are interested in the McAndrews firm as a place to work, and how you intend to meaningfully contribute to diversity and inclusion in the field of intellectual property law.

Award: $5,000