2023 U.S. 1L Summer Associate Position

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. Fellows 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 and reviewed on a rolling basis through January 31, 2023.

Please use the links below to apply to our Wetmore 1L Fellowship for the office location that you are most interested in. For more information about our diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit mofo.com/culture/diversity.

 Austin 1L Fellowship  Miami 1L Fellowship  San Diego 1L Fellowship
 Boston 1L Fellowship  New York 1L Fellowship San Francisco 1L Fellowship
 Los Angeles 1L Fellowship Palo Alto 1L Fellowship  Washington, D.C. 1L Fellowship

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 law students into the next successful Morrison Foerster IP lawyers. We will immerse participants in our Patent Prosecution Group or Patent Litigation Group over two full summers, provide professional development guidance, and pay for participants 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 and reviewed on a rolling basis through March 1, 2023.

Please use the links below to apply to our Two-Summer Patent Program for Patent Strategy + Prosecution for the office location(s) that you are most interested in.

Two-Summer Patent Program for Patent Strategy + Prosecution (TSPP)

 Boston 1L TSPP Palo Alto 1L TSPP  San Francisco 1L TSPP
 Los Angeles 1L TSPP  San Diego 1L TSPP  Washington, D.C. 1L TSPP

 

Please use the links below to apply to our Two-Summer Patent Program for Patent Litigation for the office location(s) that you are most interested in.

Two-Summer Patent Program for Patent Litigation (TSPLP)

Austin 1L TSPLP  Palo Alto 1L TSPLP  San Francisco 1L TSPLP
Los Angeles 1L TSPLP  San Diego 1L TSPLP  Washington, D.C. 1L TSPLP

U.S. 1L Summer Associate

Morrison Foerster is offering 1L Summer Associate positions in our Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. 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 and reviewed on a rolling basis through March 1, 2023.

Please use the links below to apply to our 1L Summer Associate positions based on practice group and office interest.

Transactional or Litigation 1L Summer Associate

Palo Alto 1L Summer Associate
San Francisco 1L Summer Associate

Technology Transactions (TTG) 1L Summer Associate

San Diego 1L TTG Summer Associate
San Francisco 1L TTG Summer Associate

FDA + Healthcare Regulatory and Compliance 1L Summer Associate

Washington, D.C. 1L FDA Summer Associate


2023 International Programs

Please use corresponding links at the bottom of the page to apply.

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 and reviewed on a rolling basis through March 1, 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.


London Vacation Scheme

Applications for our London 2023 Summer Vacation Schemes have now closed.

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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