11/24 Newsletter

(1) 1L Summer Application Start Date – December 1st

We would like to remind all 1Ls that, in accordance with NALP guidelines, you may begin applying to summer positions starting December 1st! Although we recommend that you all focus on your finals, it is important to note that many employers offer 1L positions on a rolling basis, so the earlier you get your applications in, the better.

That being said, if you have not done so already, we recommend that you order your official undergraduate/graduate transcripts (as they normally take several days to arrive). Additionally, if you have the time, begin working on your resume, cover letter, and writing sample. That way you will be ready to quickly submit some of your applications starting December 1st.

Please feel free to email us, or Katie White at the Career Center, should you have any questions.

(2) 3L Job Opportunity – European Patent Office Investigator

The European Patent Office is seeking a candidate to fill a permanent position as an investigator at the EPO’s seat in Munich, Germany, or its sub-office in The Hague, Netherlands. The position does require language skills, so it may be best suited to international students.

Interested candidates are asked to apply online at: http://www.epo.org/about- us/jobs/vacancies/other/int-ext-5918.html.

(3) Be a Judge for the DC STEM Fair!

The DC STEM Fair is the premier student competition in the District of Columbia. The secondary fair is open to 6th–12th grade public, public charter, parochial, private, and home school students. This event brings together students from all eight wards to create, problem-solve, and innovate. Join DC STEM in celebrating these students’ success and choose a DC representative for the Intel Science and Engineering Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.

Secondary Fair Date: March 19, 2016

Please follow this LINK for more information on how to volunteer to be a judge. It is a fun and good way to give back to the DC community!

(4) Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Fish & Richardson is pleased to announce its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program for 2016. The program, which offers fellowships to diverse first year law students, is a key component of ​the firm​’s​ initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of ​its​ practice and of the legal profession.

​The 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 $10,000 scholarship.

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 the diversity of the firm and legal community; and have a sincere interest in Fish & Richardson and our practice areas.

Applications for the 2016 1L Diversity Fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2015, through January 10, 2016.

For more information about the Fellowship or to print out an application and a checklist of required support materials, please click here.

To learn more about Fish, please visit www.fr.com.

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