Do you want extensive patent training from some of the most prominent female patent lawyers in the country?  Harrity is excited to host Harrity for Parity, our fourth annual Women’s Patent Workshop.  A select group of women will participate in this free four-day long program geared towards an introduction to the practice of patent law.  The program will take place virtually during the week of May 17-20, 2021 and is open to science and engineering students, law school students, and recent graduates.

DATES:   May 17, 2021 – May 20, 2021.


  • Prominent Guest Speakers
  • Patent Law Skills Training
  • Attorney Q & A Panels.
  • Writing Coach
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Legal Career Mentoring

The application window for Harrity for Parity 2021 is now OPEN!  Applications are due by 4/30/2021.  Early submissions are encouraged!

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates Must:
1. Be in good standing as a science/engineering student or law student at an ABA accredited school, or be a recent engineering or law school graduate of an ABA accredited school;
2. Demonstrate a record of academic achievement;
3. Have a sincere interest in Harrity and practicing patent law; and
4. Have or be obtaining a background in a technical field (e.g., B.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Computer Science, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or like such).

Click here for for more information AND to apply!

The FCBA Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program application has re-opened! The extended deadline is Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00pm ET!

The FCBA Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend:

For the 28th consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation will award stipends to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns, through the FCBA Foundation’s Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program.

The FCBA Foundation is actively looking to help students from around the country who want to dedicate their time and talent over the summer to government service in areas that relate to communications law, including broadcasting, cable, information technology, television, telephony, satellite, and wireless.  It also can include work at agencies and Congressional committees addressing other communications-related areas, including internet law and policy, privacy, cybersecurity, copyright, emerging technologies, and related policy and legal issues.

How much are the stipends?  The program provides stipends of up to $5,000.  In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive an additional stipend for the summer: The Max Paglin Award. The Foundation considers funding from other sources in making award decisions and generally will adjust its stipend awards so that a recipient’s total funding for the internship will not exceed [$7,000].

Where can recipients work?  Over the years, stipends have been used by students to support work in diverse federal, state and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry.  Examples of agencies where recipients can work include the FCC, FTC, NTIA, DOJ, DHS, NIST, and others.  Students can also work in Congress and in relevant parts of state and local government.

Where does the money come from?  The Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program awards stipends from its FCC Chairman Robert Emmet Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund, and last year provided support to 26 outstanding law students. FCBA individual and corporate members donate money to the FCBA Foundation to support these stipends.

Are there limitations on use of the funds?  Stipend recipients may be selected before they have finalized their summer plans, so the FCBA Foundation requires recipients to confirm in writing that they accept an unpaid internship at an eligible agency or government office.  Minimum requirements for internship duration and time commitment also apply. 

How to apply:  The application for the stipend will be available online until Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:00pm ET.  The application can be accessed here.

Questions:  If you have any questions about the Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend program or application, please contact Janeen Wynn.



This Week at the CDO (Week of April 19, 2021)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021:

  • CDO Presents: How to Have a Successful Summer Part I – 12:20 PM – 1:50 PM – Off Site VIRTUAL: Zoom: Join the CDO as we welcome attorneys and legal recruiters to discuss what to expect in your summer experience. Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have questions, please email Alana Butin in the CDO.

Thursday, April 22, 2021:

  • CDO Presents: How to Have a Successful Summer Part II – 12:20 PM – 1:50 PM – Off Site VIRTUAL: Zoom: Please join the CDO and your classmates as we discuss what to expect in your summer experience. Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have questions, please email Alana Butin in the CDO.


Starting Your Own Practice Zoom

Are you interested in starting your own firm after law school? Worried about going it alone? Join us for a free two-part event to learn from lawyers who did it and tools to help you make it on your own. Attendees of Part 2 will have the opportunity to win one of five $50 AMAZON e-gift cards courtesy of Thomson Reuters.

On April 21 and 22, the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Section and the Law Student Division will present two virtual programs about starting your own law practice. Students can register by clicking this link.



What I Wish I Knew Then: A Conversation With our Reed Smith Women Attorneys – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS APRIL 9, 2021

Join Reed Smith for the fifth webinar in our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion series. “What I Wish I Knew Then” will feature a panel discussion led by Christina Shea, the Global Chair of our Women’s Initiative Network (WINRS), and Dana Alvaré, Reed Smith’s Global Gender Equity Advisor. Our panelists will share stories about their individual career paths to Big Law and the lessons they have learned along the way—all with the goal of helping you successfully navigate campus recruiting and launch your legal career. After the panel, we will host several small group sessions, allowing you to connect with our attorneys and your peers in a more informal setting. We encourage you to participate in this conversation by clicking the ‘register here’ button.

The deadline to register is Friday, April 9. We will send a confirmation email with webinar and small group session information on Monday, April 12.

Contact Amy Hathaway,, with questions.

When:     Thursday, April 13, 2021

Length:   90 minutes – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

REGISTER HERE. – Deadline to register is tomorrow, April 9th, 2021.


Bilzin Sumberg’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Presents: An Intimate Discussion with Judge Rosemary Barkett

Please join us on Wednesday, April 14th at 12:00 p.m. for a virtual discussion with The Honorable Rosemary Barkett of The Hague-based Iran-United States Claims Tribunal on the topic of empowering women in the legal profession. Judge Barkett has had a distinguished career, including serving as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and as Florida’s first female Supreme Court Justice. She will share her professional journey and personal experiences and offer insights into the state of women advancement and gender equality in the field of law.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time:  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Zoom registration is required. 
Please click here to save your spot and register via Zoom.

About Judge Rosemary Barkett: 

Rosemary Barkett is a judge of the Iran–United States Claims Tribunal located in The Hague, Netherlands. Previously, she served as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for two decades. Prior to her nomination for that post, she was Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Born in Mexico to parents who were emigrants from Syria, she is recognized as the first woman, Arab American, and Hispanic judge on the Florida Supreme Court.

This Week at the CDO (Week of April 5, 2021)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021:

  • CDO Presents: Ready for the real World – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Off Site VIRTUAL: Zoom: Join the CDO and special guest speaker, Gina Sauer, as we go over what to expect when you leave law school. Gina will discuss understanding assignments, soliciting feedback, maximizing your mentor relationship, mitigating your mistakes, marketing yourself internally, laying the ground work for future leadership and much more. If you have questions, please email Alana Butin in the CDO.



The Food Law Student Network Invites Students to its Executive Board Informational Session on April 12th 2021!

The Food Law Student Network (FLSN) is a collaboration of law students from around the country dedicated to promoting the study and practice of food law and related fields.  FLSN’s Executive Board fulfills the organization’s mission by hosting regional and national events, providing resources for students to promote food policy at their schools, curating a clearinghouse of internship and employment opportunities, and much more!

We are inviting law students to apply for the 2021-2022 FLSN Executive Board.

WHO: Students interested in leadership opportunities in food law & policy!

WHAT: National Food Law Student Network 2021-2022 Executive Board Informational Session

WHEN: Monday, April 12th, 7 PM CT

WHERE: Zoom – Register here

Access the Executive Board Application here

Link to email from FLSN about Info Session

QUESTIONS? Click here.


Chapman and Cutler LLP – Upcoming Virtual Events: Focused on Finance

Chapman and Cutler LLP, a finance-focused Firm based in Chicago, would like to invite members of the Business Law Society to join us for some upcoming event programming, including our Public Finance Roadshow.

RSVP here.

Attend the Second Round of Equal Justice Works Virtual Event – Gulf & South Regions

Engage with Equal Justice Works staff, Fellows and alumni, student representatives, and National Advisory Committee members.Attend the second round of virtual events dedicated to Equal Justice Works’ postgraduate Fellowship opportunities. We invite students to attend to learn more about becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow and how students can best prepare for the process as a 1L, 2L, and 3L. This is an opportunity to ask questions and engage with Equal Justice Works staff, current Fellows, and program alumni.

The event takes place on Wednesday, April 07 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. ET. Attendees can register for the event here.

Zoom links will be sent to registrants the day before the event. These events will not be recorded.