As part of McAndrews’ long-standing commitment to fostering a diverse work environment, the firm is proud to offer its annual “Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship” as part of our summer associates program. The Fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend and a paid summer clerkship to a qualified first-year student of an ABA-accredited law school. The individual chosen must possess a diverse background, a technical degree in science or engineering, and a commitment to pursuing a patent law career in Chicago. As a summer associate, the Diversity Fellow gains crucial experience in a wide range of IP and complex technology matters, is mentored by a senior member of the firm’s Diversity Committee, and is eligible for a second clerkship in the firm’s summer associates program. Applications will be accepted from September 1 through January 15, but we encourage candidates to apply as early as possible. In-person interviews with finalists will be conducted on a rolling basis. To apply, click here.