Fish & Richardson 2023 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Application Period
November 1 through noon (ET) on December 27, 2023.
Deadline: December 27, 2023

Fish & Richardson is pleased to announce its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program for 2024. The program, which offers fellowships to diverse first-year law students, is a key component of our ongoing firm initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of our practice and of the legal profession.

Our 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components: a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson's domestic offices; mentoring by members of the firm; participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program; and up to a $30,000 award.


Candidates must be in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school; demonstrate a record of academic and professional achievement; contribute meaningfully to diversity and inclusion through their involvements in law school or other community efforts and initiatives; and have a STEM background and sincere interest in intellectual property law at Fish & Richardson.

  • Applications for the 2024 Fellowship will be accepted from November 1 through Noon (ET) on December 27, 2023. To apply visit the "Law Student Positions" link on and apply for the 1L Summer Associate with Diversity Fellowship position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
  • For more information about the Fellowship or to print out an application and a checklist of required support materials, please click here.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Fellowship can be found here.

Monetary Award

Up to a $30,000 award — Fish will award $5,000 to 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients upon completion of their 1L summer associate program with the firm; $10,000 will be awarded to those returning as a 2L for the full summer program. An additional $15,000 will be awarded to those who join the firm as an associate after law school graduation.

Please join one of our Diversity Fellowship information sessions to meet with members of Fish’s Diversity & Inclusion Team and hear from former Diversity Fellows about their experience. To register, click on your preferred date:

Nov 14, 2023, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Dec 1, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
Dec 13, 2023, 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET


Up to a $30,000 award
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