Latham & Watkins’ 1L Fellowship Program – Applications Due January 17, 2017!

Latham & Watkins’ 1L Fellowship Program offers a unique summer employment opportunity for students who have just finished their first year of law school to spend about half their summer in one of our U.S. offices and the remaining half in-house in the legal department of one of our clients. 1L Fellows will also be invited to attend our annual Diversity Leadership Academy in late March 2017 and will be provided with other unique training and mentoring opportunities for the duration of their time in law school. Successful participants in the program will be invited to return to the firm, for a minimum of eight weeks, the following summer.  Upon acceptance of the offer to return as a 2018 summer associate, participants will also receive a scholarship through our 2L Diversity Scholars Program.

There are two 1L Fellowship Program Tracks for students committed to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession:

  • General Track: for students interested in working on matters across all of Latham’s practice groups.
  • Intellectual Property Track: for students with a technical background, including a degree in engineering, computer science, chemistry, biology, or physics, and who are committed to pursuing a career in intellectual property law.  Applicants for this track must apply to one of either the Chicago, Silicon Valley, or Washington, C. offices.

Applications can be accessed starting on December 1, 2016 on the website.

Applications are due on January 11, 2017.