Fish is pleased to announce its annual 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. The program 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. Over 80% of our Fellowship recipients have received offers to join the firm as an associate following law school graduation. Applications will be accepted between November 1, 2022, and 12:00 p.m. (ET) December 17, 2022.
Each selected Fellow receives a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson's domestic offices during the summer; mentoring throughout the academic year by members of the firm; participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program; and a scholarship reward of up to $30,000. Fish will award $5,000 to all 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients upon completion of their 1L summer associate position with the firm; $10,000 to those returning as a 2L summer associate at Fish for the full 10 weeks of the summer program; and $15,000 to those who join the firm as an associate after law school graduation. Summer associate salary for 2023 is $4,135 per week.
At Fish, we promote a creative, respectful and inclusive culture that values the diversity of people and allows ingenuity to thrive. You will be a respected teammate, joining an elite group of attorneys solving intellectual property issues for the world's leading companies.
If you have a passion for science, engineering and intellectual property, we want to hear from you.
What you'll do...
- Join as a paid summer associate in of our U.S. offices.
- Draft patent applications (patent prosecutions summer associates).
- Conduct research and draft memos for litigation cases (patent litigation summer associates).
- May have opportunities to attend client meetings, depositions, and even trials.
- Explore your office's city and experience local culture with our attorneys as your guides.
- Attend the firmwide Summer Associate Retreat filled with training, networking, and fun.
- Attend the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program.
Who you are...
- You are passionate about contributing meaningfully to the diversity of our firm and the legal community.
- You demonstrate a record of academic and professional excellence in science or technology.
- You have a superior writing ability.
- You are curious and motivated to learn how things work.
- You are in good standing as a law student at an ABA accredited law school, with an anticipated graduation date of spring 2025.
- You have enthusiasm and are eager to rise to the challenge.
- You thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
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.
Diversity Fellowship Information Sessions:
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:
The priority deadline is Noon (ET) on December 27, 2022.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applications received after this date may not be considered if the program is already full.
Should you be selected, you will be invited to one our firmwide interview days, which will be held the week of January 9, 2023.
Ready to apply?