The San Francisco office of Morgan Lewis seeks to hire a 1L IP Fellow for our 2024 Summer Associate Program.

Morgan Lewis is a leading choice for businesses seeking protection of valuable intellectual property rights. The firm has more than 200 intellectual property professionals and technical specialists, and our San Francisco office is widely regarded as a leader in providing strategic patent advice to startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. Our office focuses on life sciences (including biotech), chemistry, and healthcare industries, as well as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science/engineering.

Fellowship recipients will receive a $25,000 bonus conditioned upon accepting an entry-level associate position in the IP practice and paid after two months at the firm as an entry-level associate; reimbursement of expenses associated with taking and successfully passing the patent bar exam prior to joining the firm as an entry-level associate; and a $5,000 bonus conditioned upon successfully passing the patent bar exam prior to joining the firm as an entry-level associate and paid after two months at the firm as an entry-level associate.

Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2026.
  • Have a life sciences background in biochemistry, molecular biology or immunology, genetics. A master's degree or Ph.D is preferred for applicants with a background in life sciences. Alternatively, have a Bachelor of Science (or advanced degree) in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or computer engineering/science.
  • Have outstanding leadership skills, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to exceptional client service.
  • Be genuinely interested in a career with Morgan Lewis's IP practice.
  • Patent Bar eligibility required.
  • Be a US citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States.

Interested students should submit the following in support of their candidacy: a cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and a writing sample. If your law school transcript is not available at the time of your application, we ask that you submit your first semester transcript to our application portal and/or email the office recruiting contact once available.

Morgan Lewis summer associates are paid a weekly salary of $4,134 which is reflective of the legal industry market scale.

The base salary or hourly wage range for this position will be determined during the interview process and will vary based on multiple factors, including but not limited to prior experience, relevant expertise, current business needs, and market factors. Final salary or hourly wages offered may be outside of this range based on other reasons and individual circumstances. Additionally, salary or hourly wages may be only part of the total compensation package. The total compensation package for this position may also include a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives a permanent offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the firm reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, firm or individual department/team performance, and market factors.