Law & Tech Opportunities

Summer Opportunity for 1Ls and 2Ls: Patent Pilot Program

The Central District of California is one of fourteen district courts participating in the Patent Pilot Program, which allows interested judges to enhance their expertise in patent cases by taking on more of them. We have a couple of full-time unpaid judicial externships available with the Program over the summer.

Externs perform legal writing and research, observe hearings, and otherwise get a sense of patent litigation at the district court level. We are especially interested in externship candidates who have knowledge of and interest in patent law. Candidates can email their application materials (resume, cover letter, writing sample, and any available grades) directly to:


For more job opportunities for Berkeley Law Students, please visit the Career Development Office’s website.



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