Summer Externship with USPTO – deadline is 1/26!

Seeking 1Ls and 2Ls as well as other Grad and Undergrad students for several unpaid, full-time (36-40 hrs/wk), 10-12 week Summer externships (begins on May 21st). Assists staff of the China Team by researching intellectual property issues in China and assisting with organizing meetings and programs in the US and in China. Some instruction on Chinese IP databases may be provided.

The USPTO grants US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks and provides inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries.


Knowledge of Chinese language and intellectual property; ability to research U.S. and Chinese IP cases and patents; experience with PowerPoint and Excel (including data analysis/charting tools similar to Excel); skill in preparing instructional materials. Must be U.S. citizen or national.


By Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, but early for best results as only 250 applications will be accepted, submit resume; optional cover letter; transcript; and writing sample.

Submit Online ONLY:
Job Announcement # A-2018-0008
(Posting takes to USPTO application upload site)

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Summer 2018 1L Intellectual Property Law Clerk – Hahn, Loeser + Parks LLP

AkronLawJobs No. 9041 Overview: Seeking a 1L law clerk for a multi-faceted and diverse Intellectual Property law group for Summer 2018 in the Cleveland office.

Duties: Will work full time during the summer on a variety of projects; may have the possibility of working part-time (15-20 hours per week) during the 2018-19 school year.

Qualifications: 1L. Undergraduate BA/BS that is Patent Bar eligible with a background in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, physics, or materials science.

How to Apply: E-mail to your Cover Letter (one page), Resume, and current Law School Transcript.

Deadline: January 31, 2018


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Summer 2018 Externship – U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen B. Burke (1Ls may apply)

AkronLawJobs No. 9042

Qualifications: 1L, 2L and top 20% of your class

How to Apply: E-mail to Dean O’Brien at 1) Letter of Recommendation from staff or faculty at the Law School indicating why you would be a good candidate for a federal judicial externship; 2) Cover Letter addressed to The Honorable Kathleen B. Burke; 3) Resume; 4) Law School Transcript; and 5) One Writing Sample. Subject Line MUST READ: 2018 Summer Externship – The Honorable Kathleen B. Burke.

Deadline: February 2, 2018

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Akron/Cleveland Bar Minority Clerkship Program

As a reminder, the deadline to apply to the Akron/Cleveland Bar Minority Clerkship Program is January 19th. This program is open to first-year law students.  Applications and program details can be found here:

If you have any questions, please contact Dean O’Brien: or Assistant Director Bencze:


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Summer 2018 Externship for Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor – Supreme Court of Ohio

AkronLawJobs No. 9043 Overview: Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Supreme Court of Ohio is accepting applications for judicial externs for the 2018 summer term. All students, including students of color, LGBT students, women, first-generation college graduates and “non-traditional” law students, are welcome in chambers.

APPLY EARLY because of the competitive nature of this job!

Duties: Commences with a mandatory orientation program on Friday, May 18, 2018 and externship will run through Friday, July 20, 2018. Students accepted into the program may seek academic credit but are not required to do so. Judicial externs will work with Chief Justice O’Connor’s legal staff on various tasks. The primary focus of the work will be review and analysis of parties’ arguments for the discretionary review of intermediate appellate court decisions. Will prepare memoranda that summarize the relevant facts, claims, and law of particular cases, and make recommendations as to the disposition of those discretionary appeals, including a suggestion on whether the Ohio Supreme Court should accept the appeal. (The process is similar to the analysis undertaken on petitions for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.) Research projects may also be assigned to the extern. Students may also work on merit opinions.

Time Commitment: Externs must be available for at least 16 hours weekly but not more than 24 hours, and attend oral arguments held by the court over the summer session. Those dates include May 22 and 23, June 12, 13, 26 and 27, and July 17, 18, and 19. Externs will also be expected to attend bi-weekly meetings with attorneys and judges who participate in the networking and mentoring components of the externship program, as well as weekly supervision sessions.

Qualifications: 1L, 2L. Excellent research, analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills. Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of the work involved, the successful applicant must also be mature, responsible, reliable, and discrete. A background check is required for this position.

How to Apply: E-mail to your Resume; Cover Letter setting forth your interest in the position; and Law School Transcript. Letters of Recommendation are accepted, but not required.

Deadline: February 9, 2018

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