2023 2L Summer Associate Positions

Morrison & Foerster is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Summer Associate Program in our U.S. and Tokyo offices.

As a 2L 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.

You may submit your application, including your resume, cover letter, and law school transcripts online.  Application instructions can be found within each of our job postings.  If you are applying to more than one office, please advise our recruiters in each office at the time of your interview. 

Before applying, students should check with their Career Services office or check our On-Campus Interviews List to determine if the firm is interviewing on-campus or if you should apply directly to the firm. Students on our OCI schedules do not need to apply directly to the firm.  If we miss you on campus, please apply directly below.


2023 1L Summer Associate Positions

Applications for our 1L Summer Associate positions will open in November of 2022.  Please check back then for more information.

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.


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.


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.


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.


Hong Kong Trainee Solicitor and Vacation Scheme Programs

Applications for our 2023 Hong Kong Summer Internship Program will open October 1, 2022. Please submit an online application with cover letter, resume and transcripts. Interviews are on a rolling basis. 

2023 Hong Kong Summer Internship Program

We welcome students who intend to apply for a 2025 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.


2023 London Spring and Summer Vacation Schemes are open!

2023 London Vacation Scheme

We welcome students who intend to apply for a training contract in our London office for a 2025 start to participate in our 2023 London Summer Vacation Schemes.

In 2023, we will be running two two-week summer vacation schemes. Our vacation schemes provide insight into life at MoFo and offer the opportunity to consider whether we are the right firm for you.  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.

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