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Weekly Newsletter: Jan 30 – Feb 3

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BCLT Events This Week:

BCLT Law & Tech Speaker Series: Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Conference | Anil Gollaholli, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel
Thursday, Jan 31 | 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. | 100 Law Building | More info

BCLT Law & Tech Speaker Series: Paul Hastings
Paul Hastings | Molly Swartz, Partner; Eric Sibbitt, Partner; Andrew Nizamian, Associate
Thursday, Feb 2 | 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. | 100 Law Building | More info

BTLJ Welcome Back Happy Hour
Thursday, Feb 2 | 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Freehouse | More info

Student events are reserved for current UC Berkeley law students, faculty, and staff. All statements and remarks are off-the-record; they cannot be quoted or reproduced without the speaker’s permission.

Sponsor-hosted Opportunities & Events:

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Wilson Sonsini is currently hosting a 1L Student Summit next spring on the topic of life sciences. 

  • 1L Life Sciences Summit: This year’s summit will be held at the Boston, Massachusetts office on March 23 & 24, 2023. This summit was developed to introduce 1L students to the firm’s diversity of life sciences practice areas and help 1Ls explore how they can leverage their life sciences backgrounds and interests in their future legal careers. Travel costs associated with attending the summit will be covered by Wilson Sonsini. To apply, please click here. Applications close February 3, 2023 at 5 PM PT.  If you have any questions, please contact Shereen Nikzad (


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Baker Botts will be hiring IP 1Ls in all domestic offices. Students can apply through the careers page on their website.

  • 2023 1L Summer AssociateBaker Botts is currently accepting applications for qualified first-year law students to be considered for our 2023 Summer Associate Program in all of our domestic offices. Locations: Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.


  • 2023 Baker Botts Diversity Fellowship Program: The highly qualified candidates selected to receive a fellowship will be eligible to receive up to $12,500 in stipends throughout the duration of their participation in the program, in addition to a salaried Summer Associate position. Locations: Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.


  • 2023 Baker Botts/Abbott 1L IP Diversity Fellowship ProgramThe Baker Botts/Abbott 1L IP Diversity Fellowship will be awarded to a talented first-year law student interested in pursuing a long-term career in Intellectual Property Law. The IP Diversity Fellow will participate in the firm’s 2023 Summer Program in Palo Alto or San Francisco, spending time both at the firm and with Abbott in their Alameda office. Locations: Palo Alto or San Francisco



Application is currently open for a Fenwick 1L summer opportunity through the careers page:

Haynes & Boone:

Haynes & Boone is thrilled to be hosting the UC Berkeley 1L Reception on Wednesday, February 1st from 6:00 – 7:30 PM PT!  We will be hosting this reception IN PERSON at Hotel Shattuck, located at 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. We ask that you please RSVP via the registration link in the attached invitation at least 3 days prior to the reception. We will have attorneys from multiple of our offices in attendance and will be recruiting for the programs listed below at our reception – we look forward to meeting you and telling you more about our firm!

Hotel Shattuck – Golden Bear Room
February 1, 2023 | 6 – 7:30 PM PT 
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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1L Opportunities: 

Latham & Watkins: latham

Applications for our IP Litigation Summer ProgramPathways Program: 1L Diversity ScholarshipDiversity Leadership Academy are now open. We encourage you to take a look and apply today!

  • 2023 IP Litigation Summer Program: IP Litigation summer associates will work alongside the firm’s larger summer associate class and participate in exciting networking, team building, and training activities. Application closes on February 1st, 2023. 



Helpful Resources:

To learn more about the application process, check out this Applying to Latham infographic and video. For key dates and events, view our recruiting timeline. Applications for our 2024 2L summer associate and scholarship positions will open on June 12. To learn more about the summer associate experience, connect with one of our Latham AmbassadorsClick below for other helpful resources:

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1L Intellectual Property Summer Associates
We are accepting applications from IP-focused 1Ls to join our 2023 Summer Associate Program. We seek well-rounded, motivated students with the potential to develop into exceptional lawyers who will embrace our culture and mission. If you are interested in a sophisticated, culturally diverse, global practice with an impressive client base, and enjoy working in a fast-paced and collegial environment, this is a great opportunity for you. An engineering degree, degree in the life sciences (Chemistry, Biology, etc), or demonstrated ability to understand and discuss science and technology is required. When your first-semester transcript becomes available, forward it to Christie Singer, Recruiting Manager, at


Winston & Strawn:

Diverse 1L Scholars Program
Winston & Strawn is currently accepting applications from first-year law students interested in being considered for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program as part of our 2023 Summer Associate Program!

Click here for more information regarding Winston & Strawn’s 1L LCLD Scholars Program.

Visit to learn more and apply. Explore our Careers @ Winston blog and follow us on LinkedIn to keep up with the latest happenings.

For any questions regarding our 1L recruiting efforts, please contact Stacy Coglianese.


Tufts University – Cyber Security and Policy:

Putting the Tech into Cybersecurity Policy: A Workshop for Social Science and Legal Scholars
June 19-22, 2023

This 4-day workshop is for social scientists and legal scholars working on cybersecurity policy.  Its intent is to provide an introduction to the technical aspects of cybersecurity, including hardware, software, networking, and cryptography. This will be from both, a hands-on, practical perspective, as well as a theoretical one. Participants will learn not only how computers and networks function but will also practice and discuss actual attacks in hands-on labs. The workshop will then link these technical topics to key policy challenges. 

The workshop is meant to help scholars of cybersecurity to better understand the fundamental technical underpinnings of their field, enabling them to apply a technical lens to their research projects. This workshop is aimed at PhD candidates (3rd year and up), law students (2L and 3L), post-docs, and junior faculty who are working on the social, policy, and legal aspects of IT and information security implications.  Thanks to the generosity of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, we are able to provide attendees with transportation, lodging, and meal costs (we will ask attendees to keep flights within our cost guidance). We will handle hotel bookings, adding attendees to room blocks we have arranged.

Information about the program can be found here.