Summer Program |
1L Patent Litigation & Patent Fellowships
The Perkins Coie Patent Litigation and Patent Fellowships provide a $7500 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position following the first year of law school for 1L students with particular technical backgrounds and an interest in patent litigation and/or patent prosecution. Our summer associates work on real legal matters while working for and learning from attorneys who service the needs of Fortune 100 and 500 companies in a variety of industries around the nation. Few firms, if any, in the country have our patent litigation expertise and our deep technical bench. Perkins was named by U.S. News as the 2013 Law Firm of the Year in Patent Law.
The offices below are hosting a 2014 1L Patent or Patent Litigation Fellow. Please click on a link to apply by the deadline. You may apply to only one office. Please submit your application materials via the links below before contacting any individual in an office. To be considered, please submit the following materials:
The Perkins Coie 1L Patent Litigation and Patent Fellows are selected based on the following criteria:
- Cover Letter
- Three references (name, email, phone.)
- Undergraduate transcript, and if applicable, graduate transcript (unofficial versions are acceptable.)
- Law school transcript, if available (unofficial versions are acceptable.) If your law school transcript is not available at the time of application, please provide it as soon as possible by returning here and uploading.
- Legal writing sample (10-page maximum.)
For general questions regarding the Patent Litigation and Patent Fellowships please contact Shelley Levine, Attorney Recruiting Manager, at
- The individual must be a first-year law student in good standing pursuing a J.D. degree at an ABA-accredited law school.
- Strong academic law school performance.
- Excellent undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate academic performance in a technical program in one of the following fields: electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science.
- Previous technical professional experience strongly preferred.