Student News & Opportunities



Summer Edition – May 2023

Have a great summer! Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2023!

Upcoming Student Events & Opportunities:

Weil, Gotshal & Manges:

Weil is now accepting 2L Summer Associate and 2L Diversity Scholar applications for their 2024 Summer Program. Learn more about the program and apply below:

UCSF Catalyst Program:

The “Catalyst Internship” provides an opportunity to be part of an innovative project team to learn about early translational research and the process of translating academic discoveries into products for patient benefit. The primary focus for Catalyst Summer Interns is to draft Target Product Profiles (TPPs) for the 2023 Catalyst Award projects. While creating the TPPs, interns will learn about important aspects of translating an idea into a project. 

Approximate commitment: 30-40 total hours over 10 weeks in Summer 2023. This allows for flexibility with respect to fitting in other activities and commitments (other internships, summer jobs, vacations, etc.). 
Catalyst Summer Interns will:

  • Attend the workshops / seminars around TPPs and Innovation & Entrepreneurship on 6/7/23, 6/14/23, 6/28/23, 7/12/23, and 7/26/23 (4 pm – 5 pm via zoom)
  • Work with the 2023 Catalyst Awardee project teams to draft a TPP
  • Participate in the TPP presentation to the Catalyst Industry Advisor Committee in mid-August 2023
  • Be invited to and participate in other entrepreneurial education opportunities, fireside chats, etc.

To apply: Fill out the form below and upload your CV or resume.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

For more information on the Catalyst Program, please visit

If you have any questions about the Catalyst Internship Program, please contact:
Roopa Ramamoorthi, PhD, PMP 
Director, Catalyst Program and Invent Fund 

Alternate Contact
Nathaniel Prorok, MHA
Senior Program Manager, Catalyst Program 
Director, LaunchPad 



Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law:

The Jan Jancin Award is a merit-based award that honors Jan Jancin, who served with extraordinary distinction in numerous IP bar leadership roles throughout his career, including both as president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and as the chair of the Section on Intellectual Property Law of the American Bar Association. The Jan Jancin Award is made possible through the generosity of AIPLA and the ABA IPL Section. The AIPLA Past Presidents Award is a merit-based award that is made possible through the contributions to the Foundation each year by past presidents of the AIPLA.

Selection Criteria
Both of these awards recognize second and third-year law students who identify as members of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group who, although still students, have nonetheless contributed to the IP law profession through (1) work experience relevant to the practice of intellectual property law, (2) achievement in intellectual property law coursework, (3) active membership or leadership roles in intellectual property law student organizations, (4) published writings on intellectual property law topics, or (5) other efforts that advance the study or practice of intellectual property law. Any ABA-accredited law school offering at least one course on an intellectual property law subject may nominate a single individual who will then be considered for each of these awards.

The winner of the Jan Jancin Award receives a $5,000 cash honorarium, as well as reasonable travel expenses to attend the presentation of the award in person, which is made each year during either the AIPLA Annual Meeting or a meeting of the ABA IPL Section. The winner of the AIPLA Past Presidents Award receives a cash honorarium of $2,500, and is invited to attend the presentation of the award in person at the AIPLA Annual Meeting.



Baker McKenzie:

We welcome you to join Baker McKenzie for a series of in-person Diversity Roundtable Discussions for rising 2Ls. You will have the opportunity to meet our lawyers, discuss topics related to our Summer Associate Program, and learn about our areas of practice and life as an Associate. The events will start with an introduction followed by small group breakout discussions and opportunities for networking. By Wednesday, May 31 (or Friday, June 9 for Toronto), please RSVP for as many sessions as you’d like to attend. Each session will be hosted by attorneys from the offices listed for that event.

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Graduating this spring? Make sure you apply for the Law & Technology Certificates, one of the most valuable things you can walk away from law school with. The application is easy and most tech law-focused students easily qualify. The final submission deadline is JULY 1, 2023.

Details regarding the BCLT Certificate Ceremony and Application status have been sent out to recipients via email. If you submitted an application and have not received any email communications, please contact Abril Delgado (