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 development. Last year, our summer associates had 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; writing speeches and articles; and presenting reviews of recent Federal Circuit decisions. Summer Associates have outstanding technical backgrounds in engineering and the natural sciences, and are typically in the top 25% of their law school class.
Finnegan rates as one of the nation’s top law firms with respect to diversity.
The firm has developed a reputation as a leader in the field of IP law. We are consistently ranked as a top law firm by respected U.S. and international publications. The American Lawyer
named Finnegan as Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year for 2012 and Managing Intellectual Property
once again named Finnegan the “Specialty IP Firm of the Year.” Chambers USA
has ranked Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Band 1 in the Nationwide Intellectual Property
category for 2012. Finnegan has been ranked as a leading intellectual property law firm since the inception of the ranking by Chambers USA
In this year’s Vault
survey we ranked in the Top 20 nationally in several categories including but not limited to: Intellectual Property Practice, Clean Tech/Renewable Energy Practice, Best Law Firm for Diversity, Summer Associate Program that Best Prepares for Practice, Most Fun Summer Associate Program, and Best Overall Summer Associate Program. Working Mother
named Finnegan as one of its 100 Best Companies
for working mothers. The selected companies were recognized for their progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement, and paid family leave. This is the 27th year Working Mother
has recognized organizations for their initiatives.
For more information on the culture, environment, and opportunities at our firm, you may wish to read our profile on www.chambersandpartners.com
Since 2003, Finnegan has awarded scholarships to 14 students. The Finnegan Diversity
Scholarship is open to application by students attending top law schools around the nation.
Recent Finnegan scholars:
2009-2010 - Samhitha Muralidhar, George Washington University
2010-2011 - Emmanuel Azih, University of Georgia
2011-2012 - Flora Amwayi, Harvard Law School
Wanli Tang, Duke Law School
2012-2013 - Danielle Pfifferling, George Washington University
Each scholar is given $15,000 per year for tuition and other law school fees. To apply, please send us your completed application form
by February 6, 2013. Application forms are available in Microsoft Word