2022 1L Summer Associate Positions

Keith Wetmore 1L Fellowship for Excellence, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Wetmore 1L Fellowship is designed to support the career advancement of members of historically underrepresented groups in the legal industry. Students receive training, mentorship, and exposure necessary for their own professional development and engagement. Candidates from underrepresented groups with a demonstrated record of academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 31, 2022.


Two-Summer Patent Program

To be the best, you must be trained by the best, and our Two-Summer Patent Program was created to develop students into the next successful Morrison & Foerster IP lawyer. We will immerse participants in our Patent Prosecution Group or Patent Litigation Group over two full summers, provide professional development guidance, and pay for them to take the USPTO exam. Students will also attend our unique Patent Boot Camp training program and be mentored by our leading IP partners.

Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2022.


Tokyo 1L Summer Associate

Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office offers a U.S.-style summer program where Summer Associates work on substantive client matters involving both corporate and litigation work and interact closely with lawyers of all levels (including both U.S. lawyers and Japan-licensed lawyers), as well as with clients. Candidates should have a serious interest in living and working in Japan.

Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2022.


U.S. 1L Summer Associate

Morrison & Foerster is offering 1L Summer Associate positions in our Boston, Palo Alto, and San Francisco offices. As a 1L Summer Associate, you will have the opportunity to work directly with lawyers of all levels on substantive client matters, receive unparalleled mentorship and training from a team of lawyer mentors, and attend various social events.

Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2022.


Trainee and Vacation Scheme Programs

2022 Hong Kong Summer Internship Program

We welcome students who intend to apply for a 2023 Training Contract in our Hong Kong office to participate in our Hong Kong Summer Internship Program. Each summer we run two four-week sessions, one in June and the other in July. During your internship, you will work closely with our attorneys and will be given real work for real clients. If you are particularly enthused about a specific practice area, we will work to accommodate your interests. By the end of your internship, you should have a good idea of whether the legal field is the career for you—and whether MoFo is the right place for you.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 31, 2022.


2022 London Vacation Scheme

We welcome students who intend to apply for a training contract in our London office to participate in our London Vacation Schemes.

In 2022, we will be running one, one-week spring vacation scheme from 4 April to 8 April and two two-week summer vacation schemes from 13 June to 24 June and from 27 June to 8 July. Our vacation schemes provide insight into life at MoFo and offer the opportunity to consider whether we are the right firm for you. Spring and Summer associates will gain a good understanding of how much responsibility our trainees are given; it’s also a chance to meet and learn more about our London-based attorneys and staff. Our vacation schemes are our sole method of recruiting future trainees.

Our Spring 2022 program will run from 4 April to 8 April 2022. Our first Summer 2022 program will run from 13 June to 24 June 2022 and our second Summer 2022 program from 27 June to 8 July 2022.

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