Morrison & Forester is offering the following job opportunities in our 2021 Summer Associate Program:

2021 2L Summer Associate Position  Morrison & Foerster seeks intelligent individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit, drive, and confidence to apply for a position as a 2021 Summer Associate. Summer Associates will receive work assignments suitable for junior associates and will work directly with senior associates and partners on various assignments, including, but not limited to, writing briefs, motions, contracts and client memoranda, assisting with drafting and negotiation sessions, assisting in depositions and witness preparation, and performing due diligence in corporate transactions.

Offices: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Miami

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2021.

First Year Law School Student Opportunities

Keith Wetmore 1L Fellowship for Excellence, Diversity, and Inclusion – Morrison & Foerster has long viewed diversity and inclusion as critical to achieving success for both our clients and ourselves. As a result, we continually seek ways to not only attract talented lawyers but to also ensure that they are supported, engaged, and provided the tools necessary for their success.

The Wetmore 1L Fellowship is designed to help us hire exceptional law students who will contribute to the diversity of our firm and the legal profession overall, while also providing students the 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.

Offices: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 29, 2021.

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.

Offices (Patent Prosecution): Washington, D.C., Boston, San Diego, Palo Alto, and San Francisco

Offices (Patent Litigation): Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, Palo Alto, and San Francisco

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2021.

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.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2021.

San Francisco 1L Summer Associate - Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office is offering 1L Summer Associate positions within either our corporate or litigation department. 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 that highlight the office and the city of San Francisco.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2021.

Palo Alto 1L Summer Associate  Morrison & Forester’s Palo Alto office is offering 1L Summer Associate positions in our litigation department. 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 that highlight the office and the Bay Area.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2021.

Trainee and Vacation Scheme Programs

2021 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.

Deadline: Applications open from October 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 and are considered on a rolling basis.

2021 London Vacation Scheme - We welcome students who intend to apply for a training contract in our London office to participate in our London Summer Vacation Scheme. Each summer we run two sessions of two weeks each, with a maximum of seven students per session.

You’ll shadow a partner or associate in the first week and be required to change seats in the second week to sit with a different partner or associate.

Dates: Applications for the 2021 London Vacation Scheme have now closed.

 

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