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Summer Program at Finnegan

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, DC 20001
(202) 408-4000

Summer Program Overview


Our Summer Associate Program is designed to expose law students to the field of intellectual property law and to provide an accurate idea of an associate's work at the firm. The 10-week summer program stresses professionalism, training, and professional development. Our summer associates have the opportunity to engage in a diverse mix of work, including: attending trials, appellate and motion hearings, depositions, and client meetings; researching and writing on various patent, trademark, copyright, procedural, and evidentiary issues; prosecuting patent and trademark applications;...

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No. of Summer Associates (2023)

26 total (21 2Ls; 5 1Ls)

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No. of 2L Offers (2023)

16 out of 16

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Summer Program Length

10 weeks
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No. of Summer Associates (2023)

26 total (21 2Ls; 5 1Ls)

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No. of 2L Offers (2023)

16 out of 16

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Summer Program Length

10 weeks


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1L Summers

Yes


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Assigned to Specific Practice Area

Yes


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Split Summer with Another Firm

No


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Split Summer with Another Office

No


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When Does Firm Begin Accepting Resumes for Summer Program

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Applicants can submit applications after they receive their first semester grades or can submit through OCI or career fair programs.


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Summer Associate Salary

$4,327/week



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Summer Program Contact

Laurie Taylor


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Offices with Program

Atlanta, GA


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Schools Visited for OCI

Berkeley Law


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Career Fairs Attended

Bay Area Diversity Job Fair

Summer Program Overview


Our Summer Associate Program is designed to expose law students to the field of intellectual property law and to provide an accurate idea of an associate's work at the firm. The 10-week summer program stresses professionalism, training, and professional development. Our summer associates have the opportunity to engage in a diverse mix of work, including: attending trials, appellate and motion hearings, depositions, and client meetings; researching and writing on various patent, trademark, copyright, procedural, and evidentiary issues; prosecuting patent and trademark applications;...

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No. of Summer Associates (2023)

26 total (21 2Ls; 5 1Ls)

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No. of 2L Offers (2023)

16 out of 16

More

Summer Program Length

10 weeks
More

No. of Summer Associates (2023)

26 total (21 2Ls; 5 1Ls)

More

No. of 2L Offers (2023)

16 out of 16

More

Summer Program Length

10 weeks


More

1L Summers

Yes


More

Assigned to Specific Practice Area

Yes


More

Split Summer with Another Firm

No


More

Split Summer with Another Office

No


More

When Does Firm Begin Accepting Resumes for Summer Program

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Applicants can submit applications after they receive their first semester grades or can submit through OCI or career fair programs.


More

Summer Associate Salary

$4,327/week



More

Summer Program Contact

Laurie Taylor


More

Offices with Program

Atlanta, GA


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Schools Visited for OCI

Berkeley Law


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Career Fairs Attended

Bay Area Diversity Job Fair

Survey Says


  • “The firm has a great Summer Associate mentorship program. Having those early connections with my mentors offered me a chance to dive headfirst into substantive tasks very quickly.”
  • “I handled patent prosecution matters, including preparing substantive office action responses, and interviewing patent office examiners. On the litigation side, I wrote memos summarizing legal research in support of post-trial motions.”
  • “We had about a week of training, along with training sessions periodically throughout the summer program. Training incl...