JOIN US FOR THE 18TH ANNUAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY CAREER FORUM
To be held on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 from 5-8pm at the UCLA Faculty Center. Please direct any questions or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UCLA Journal of Law & Technology Career Forum gives UCLA law students the opportunity to meet and learn about some of the nation’s leading law firms with expertise in Intellectual Property and general technology law. Students gain a better understanding of the industry and the industry’s professionals while mingling over food and drinks with representatives from each of the firms and companies in attendance.
This year’s Career Forum should prove to be bigger and better than years past. This will also be the seventh year the forum will be open to law students from other law schools in the Los Angeles area.
The sponsors for this year’s JOLT Career Forum include:
Haynes & Boone
Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe
Winston & Strawn
Schwegman, Lundberg, & Woessner (SLW)
Kirkland & Ellis
Irell & Manella
Foley & Lardner
Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, Christie
White & Case
Fenwick & West
Covington & Burling
Kauth Pomeroy Peck & Bailey (KPPB)
Morrison & Foerster
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR)
One student’s testimonial on his success in finding a summer job at the Career Forum:
“The JOLT Career Fair was instrumental in helping me land a summer associate position at a major law firm. The Career Fair is a ‘must attend’ for anyone seeking information about Intellectual Property Law or considering a career in Patent Prosecution. Because representatives from a large number of law firms are assembled in one room, the Career Fair is an ideal place to drop resumes and to meet potential employers. You might be surprised by the results of attending the Career Fair — I was!”
Directions to the Career Forum
The Journal of Law and Technology’s IP and Technology Career Forum History
UCLA JOLT’s Career Forum has been a key resource for connecting students interested in intellectual property or general technology law with both well-established and emerging law firms. Many students attend the forum to get a sense of where they should apply for summer associate positions. One first year student commented that “it’s nice to be able to put a personality with a firm. That’s something you can’t get from online research.” For most firms, this is not a time to recruit first year students for summer associate positions, but an opportunity to publicize their firms for the fall recruiting blitz, and students should be cognizant of this.
The forum offers a friendly atmosphere for discussing a range of topics with attorneys. Many students may be uncertain about their futures in IP and technology law, and the forum offers a chance to explore various options. Several participants are large, full service firms, whose practice areas span the breadth of the law. Others are focused primarily on the nuances of intellectual property law.
Many attendees come for the camaraderie, free food, and drinks provided by the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology. We encourage all students to attend this event, even those without a hard science background. Many firms have opportunities for students that do not have a technical background but have an interest in pursuing IP or tech law.