Closing Date: 31st March, 2024


Foley & Lardner LLP and Johnson Controls International, two leaders in intellectual property, have partnered to create the Johnson Controls – Foley IP Law Fellowship for current first-year law students interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law.

The fellowship combines two outstanding summer internships followed by an opportunity to become a new IP associate at Foley & Lardner LLP. The JCI-Foley Fellow will spend the summer following the first year of law school, 10 weeks beginning in May/June of 2024, at Johnson Control's corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, WI. If the JCI-Foley Fellow performs well during the first summer at Johnson Controls, the Fellow will join Foley's Summer Associate Program as a 2L summer associate, for 10 weeks beginning in May/June of 2025, in Foley's Milwaukee office (or other agree-to Foley office). Following a successful completion of the 2025 Summer Associate Program, the JCI-Foley Fellow will have the opportunity to join Foley & Lardner LLP as a new associate in the fall after law school graduation.

Diversity is a core value of Johnson Controls and Foley & Lardner LLP. A diverse and inclusive workforce enriches our work experiences and enables us to offer unique and innovative legal solutions to our clients. Eligible applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and completed one year at an ABA-accredited law school. Continued enrollment in a JD program, with an emphasis on intellectual property, must be shown. Preference will be given to students with engineering or scientific backgrounds (either career, education, or both). A minimum undergraduate and law school GPA of 3.0 is required.

If applying before a first semester law school transcript is available, please send a transcript when it is available to Foley's IP Legal Recruiting Manager, Steve Fundarek, at Please reference the Johnson Controls-Foley IP Law Fellowship in the email subject line, so that we may add your transcript to your application.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without consideration to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status or medical condition. For applicants applying to our California offices, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to local ordinances.