Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the top law firms serving the needs of businesses in the Pacific Northwest, providing a broad range of transactional and litigation services to the Northwest’s leading companies. We are seeking a highly motivated second-year law student who demonstrates aptitude, leadership, teamwork, initiative, and strong verbal and written communication skills to become a Patent Summer Associate at Schwabe for the summer of 2023 in either our Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington office.
We are looking for people who embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and take initiative. A strong desire to practice intellectual property law in a regional setting is key.
The summer associate program will be held in-person and will start on June 5, 2023; summer associates will receive a weekly salary of $2,600. Summer associates receive formal and informal evaluations of their work from a dedicated adviser and a number of assigning attorneys.
- Applicants are preferred to have a top 25% class ranking or equivalent GPA;
- Applicants must possess a technical background, with a focus in either computer science or electrical engineering;
- Willingness to work in-person in the Portland or Seattle office at least three days per week;
- Schwabe requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status protected by law. The firm will make reasonable accommodations for religious beliefs and for the known needs of qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
Candidates selected for callback interviews will be interviewed at the Portland or Seattle office.
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Please submit the following documents as PDF: Resume; Cover Letter; Law transcript (unofficial acceptable); Complete undergraduate transcript (unofficial acceptable); References; and Writing sample that reflects applicant’s writing and legal analysis which has not been significantly edited by others (not to exceed 5 pages). Direct your materials to: Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Seattle, WA or Portland, OR