Past Announcements

2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program for rising 2Ls and 3Ls

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2015 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 in Chicago, Illinois. This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, and rising 2L and 3L students. Last year roughly 125 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,500 law students from across the country participated in the program. The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit resumes and transcripts to bid on interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review the materials of the students who bid on them and select the students they wish to interview at the program. Last year, approximately half of the participating students were selected for interviews. Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students. 

More Information and Application »

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program will open on Monday, Feb. 9 and will close on Monday, March 9.

At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on interviews later in the semester). Please note that our school is listed alphabetically as University of California, Berkeley, School of Law on the registration form’s drop down menu of law schools. Berkeley Law will be paying the $35 registration fee for our students, so you will not be charged anything when you register online. Once you have registered, the program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address that you entered when registering for the program.

Please direct any questions about the program to Marty Grenhart at, the Patent Program Liaison for Berkeley Law.

Spring 2015 BTLJ Student Writing Competition

The Berkeley Technology Law Journal is soliciting entries for our annual student writing competition. We will accept submissions from J.D. candidates on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology. Deadline is March 9.

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Summer Legal Intern at Counsyl - 1L preferred

We seek an energetic, highly motivated, and creative problem solver to join our team for a full-time internship during the summer. The candidate will work as part of the legal team, gaining corporate, contract, regulatory and IP experience. Preference for candidates with a science or engineering background or a demonstrated interest in the healthcare field. The candidate will report to the General Counsel and will work closely with members of the Company’s legal team and management on various projects including reviewing and analyzing material agreements and creating transactional forms; however, precise assignments and responsibilities will depend upon the needs of the Company during the course of the candidate’s internship. 



The Student Technology Fee (STF) project proposal submission process is now open

The Student Technology Fee (STF) project proposal submission process is now open for fast track projects with a cap of $5000 per project.

ELIGIBILITY: Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley is eligible to submit a proposal for consideration by the Student Technology Fee Committee. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, ASUC/GA, academic department, or other functional unit.

ALLOWABLE COSTS: This fee, assessed at $51 per semester, for seven years, provides funding to negotiate with commercial software vendors on behalf of students to secure volume licensing of software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. It also provides funding to support additional student technology services and initiatives. Fee funds are prohibited from subsidizing core information technology infrastructure.

Funding categories include:

  • Applications and Software Development
  • Commercial Software Licensing
  • Hardware and Technology Equipment Acquisition
  • Investigative and Planning Projects
  • Technology Events
  • Training, Support, and Access to Technology Programs 

HOW TO APPLY: Before submitting a proposal, please review the Student Service Fee Guidelines, proposal form, and reference materials.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15, 2015. The complete calendar for 2015 and future terms can be found here.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS: Proposals will be reviewed by the Student Technology Fee Committee (STFC) during the spring semester, with the intent of making decisions and allocating funds in the month of April. The STFC consists of eleven voting members with student, faculty and staff representation (two each from the ASUC, the Graduate Assembly and the Committee on Student Fees, one each from the Academic Senate, ASUC Auxiliary, Student Affairs IT, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and the Associate Vice Chancellor–IT and CIO).

More information about STFC and a list of its currents members »

If you have any questions about the STF project proposal submission process, please email

Research Assistant for BCLT Executive Director Jim Dempsey

The BCLT Executive Director, Jim Dempsey, is looking for a research assistant to monitor developments and conduct assigned research in Fourth Amendment, government surveillance, and cybersecurity issues. If interested, please send your resume and a short writing sample to and indicate an interest in the BCLT privacy opportunity. This opportunity is for J.D. candidates only from the Berkeley Law School. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 6.


Research Assistant for Professor Colleen Chien

Professor Colleen Chien, Associate Professor of Law Professor at Santa Clara Law School and currently Senior Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is a visiting scholar at Boalt this semester. Professor Chien is looking for a research assistant who can help her with various empirical intellectual property and legal research projects. Applicant must have strong interest in intellectual property and public interest issues, research, and writing skills. Experience with statistical methods and empirical research and coding is a plus. If interested, please send your resume to and indicate an interest in the IP opportunity. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 6.

Summer 2015 Internship at LinkedIn - 1Ls preferred

For more details, go to the B-Line and search for Job #17638 Applications are being accepted on rolling basis (deadline is 1/27).

Be a part of the team that's changing the way the world works as a full-time (paid) summer Legal Intern. We are seeking a smart, enthusiastic, and outgoing law student, for a position where you will help to address the novel and complex legal and business issues that confront a fast-growing Web 2.0 company committed to innovation.
***First Year Law Students Preferred***

(Posted 1/5/15)

Covington & Burling LLP -

2 Opportunities 1L Summer Associate - San Francisco

Covington & Burling LLP is seeking to identify diverse and talented law students who share both our interest in practicing law in San Francisco and our commitment to developing and maintaining an outstanding legal practice. Students interested in practicing patent litigation are encouraged to apply.

Please upload both a resume and cover letter to b-Line (job id#17284). Application deadline is 1/31/15.

1L Summer Associate - Silicon Valley

Covington & Burling LLP is seeking to identify diverse and talented law students who share both our interest in practicing law in Silicon Valley and our commitment to developing and maintaining an outstanding legal practice. Students interested in practicing patent litigation are encouraged to apply. Please upload both a resume and cover letter to b-Line (job id #17285). Application deadline is 1/31/15.

(Posted 12/15/14)

MIRAMAX: Summer '15 Business & Legal Affairs Intern - Part Time Paid Internship

Location: Santa Monica, CA
Available: May 2015
Duration of Internship: 1 Semester or 2 Quarters
Days & Hours: Flexible: Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm (20-24 hours per week)

The Business & Legal Affairs department is responsible for the legal matters as they relate to the Miramax business. The Legal intern will assist with legal research and drafting in connection with the preparation and drafting in connection with the preparation and negotiation of license agreements for television and digital distribution of feature film content, the licensing of film clips, the analysis of chain of title and other film rights research and other projects at the direction of the SVP and legal team. Responsibilities Draft license agreements and respond to comments from counterparties on license agreements drafts under negotiation Assist in renewals process for Miramax acquired titles by renewals notices and amendments to existing acquisition agreements to extend license periods Support sales teams in driving agreements toward execution and maintenance of titles in library Assist SVP, Business and Legal Affairs with other film rights research and other projects Requirements Must be currently enrolled in school Must be a law student with excellent academic credentials Strong organizational skills and must be self-motivated with a strong work ethic Great communication and time management Must be detail-oriented and able to work well in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook with some Internet and research skills Desire to work in a fast-paced environment at a growing film distribution company To Apply Please send resume & cover letter to and include “Summer ‘15 Legal Intern” in the subject line.

(posted 11/24/14)

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:

(posted 10/20/14)



BCLT Administrative Assistant (work study, if applicable)

BCLT seeks a student administrative assistant to provide clerical and operational support to BCLT staff. The administrative assistant will be responsible for a variety of daily and periodic duties as governed by the Center’s needs and assigned by the Associate Director or other designee. Examples of such duties are: providing general office support, updating and printing BCLT promotional materials (such as name tags, flyers, event programs and other marketing pieces), and updating the BCLT website as directed.

Requirements: Good interpersonal skills and comfort in receiving close supervision, as well as in working independently. Computer proficiency in MS Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access). Database, InDesign, Photoshop, and other Adobe products required. Salesforce DB, Adobe Illustrator, and Dreamweaver a plus. Superior organizational, written (spelling, grammar, syntax), and oral communication skills (clarity, logic). Very strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, show initiative, persevere until tasks are thoroughly completed, and exercise sound judgment. Ability to commit to a regular, part-time work schedule, maximum of 20 hours per week and no fee remission. 

(posted 9/22/14)



Fall 2014 - Wikimedia Foundation, Legal Intern  

If you’re a current law student or recent law school graduate passionate about free knowledge and open source issues, applying to our legal internship program can provide an immersive in-house experience with specific education and training in the areas of Internet law and free knowledge organizations. Interns selected would work full-time at the Foundation's downtown San Francisco office (we will also consider applications for part-time work on a case-by-case basis for the Fall and Spring semesters).

What to expect:

The Foundation faces a myriad of legal issues ranging from complex copyright questions to international freedom of speech issues to mobile development to internal corporate compliance. Because of the wide array of legal issues, the interns will be assigned challenging projects based on their particular interests and strengths. These projects range from researching various legal questions to drafting licensing agreements to developing internal and external policies. Each intern will receive individualized projects that they will be expected to spearhead under the supervision and guidance of an attorney from the Legal & Community Advocacy Department. Interns will work closely with their supervising attorney -- attending and participating in internal and external meetings, collaborating on projects, receiving feedback and support, and generally learning about the practical dimensions of practicing law in-house at a web-based company.  

Application Details (now closed)

  • Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and a list of references. If you're a Wikimedian, please remember to mention your username!
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as early into the submission period as possible.
  • When the opportunity exists, the Legal & Community Advocacy Department will work with an intern's university to facilitate earning academic credits and/or receiving funding for the intern's time at the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation values and promotes diversity. We invite applications from candidates regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability. The application is now closed.

(Posted 07/21/14)  




TRUSTe Seeks Legal Interns

TRUSTe’s Global Privacy Solutions team is seeking talented interns with a passion for consumer data privacy to join their team. This is a paid position for a current law student (JD or LLM). Interns will have the opportunity to attend weekly team meetings, TRUSTe product reviews, and team building events. Interns will also have access to privacy subject matter experts. The Interns will be members of the TRUSTe Global Privacy Solutions team. They will serve in a support function for the Privacy Solutions Managers (PSM) by ensuring client compliance with TRUSTe’s privacy program requirements. For more information, see the job posting.

(Posted 07/29/14)



Electronic Frontier Foundation: Fall 2014 Internship Opportunity

Based in San Francisco, EFF is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Our lawyers and activists protect user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

Legal interns assist in all aspects of litigation, including legal research, factual investigation, and drafting of memoranda and briefs, while also helping with policy research, client counseling, and the development of public education materials. EFF's docket ranges across the technological and legal landscape, from online fair use of copyrighted materials to electronic voting to the PATRIOT Act; take a look at for details about our work preserving constitutional values in the digital world. Summer legal internships are full-time, 40 hours per week minimum, and last 10-14 weeks (typically mid-May through mid-August). School-year internships are part-time, 16 hours per week minimum, and last 10-12 weeks (Spring Semester typically runs from the beginning of January through mid-May and Fall Semester runs mid-August through December). Law students attending schools with non-semester schedules are encouraged to apply as well. Internships are available at our office in San Francisco for all legal issues. We do not offer remote internships. Internships are generally unpaid; therefore arrangements should be made with the student's law school for work/study stipends.Law students of all levels are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for civil liberties or technology-related legal issues, along with excellent research and writing skills and the initiative and energy to see projects to completion in a fast-moving environment. (Being a bit of a geek may help, but isn't required!)

To apply, just send an email to with the subject line "Legal Intern Applicant for [Semester/Quarter, Year]: [Your Name]." We'd like a single email with your resume and writing sample attached, as .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf or .txt files; no WordPerfect, please. The body of the email should contain your "cover letter," explaining why you want to work with EFF and why we should want to work with you, followed by three references. Note that writing samples on civil liberties and/or intellectual property issues are highly preferred. Please be sure to include both your phone number and your email address in your cover letter.

Applications will be evaluated as they are received. You are encouraged to apply early, as we will be accepting on a rolling basis. Our internship program is based in our San Francisco office; we no longer accept internship applications for our DC office.

The deadline for Fall Semester internships has passed.


 sponsorship email - 9/15/14