Knobbe Martens 1L Diversity Scholarship Program

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Knobbe Martens is committed to promoting diversity in the IP bar and fostering a dynamic, diverse workplace. As part of that commitment, Knobbe Martens is proud to offer the 1L Diversity Scholarship Program, which is open to first-year students belonging to groups that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

Program Award

  • Paid Summer associate position with Knobbe Martens during the summer of 2022
  • Scholarship grants up to $15,000

Candidates must:

  • Be enrolled in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school in the J.D. class 20234.
  • Demonstrate academic and professional achievements, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Contribute to enhancing diversity at the firm and in the legal community.
  • Belong to a group that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Have a technical/science degree for litigation or patent prosecution (preferred)
  • Have a sincere interest in joining Knobbe Martens after graduation.

Summer Associate Program

  • Recipients will be offered a paid summer associate 1L position for the summer of 2022.
  • The Knobbe Martens Summer Associate Program runs from mid-May through July. Students will identify their office preference during the application process.
  • Recipients must start with Knobbe Martens at the beginning of the summer program and stay for at least eight weeks.

Scholarship Grants

  • After completing the 1L Summer AssociateProgram, recipients will receive a grant of $7,500.
  • Knobbe Martens may offer the recipient the opportunity to participate in the 2L Summer Associate Program.
  • Knobbe Martens will award an additional $7,500 to those who receive and accept an associate offer with the firm after completing the 2L Summer Associate Program with Knobbe Martens.

Apply online.

Paid Summer associate position with Knobbe Martens during the summer of 2018 and scholarship grants up to $15,000
Application Period
December 1, 2019 - January 13, 2020
January 31, 2022

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