Fellowships in Intellectual Property

Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society: Residential Fellowship Program

The Fellow will be directly and primarily responsible for one or more of the intellectual property 'impact' cases being litigated by the FUP and/or the Cyberlaw Clinic. The Fellow will also assist on other litigation and work with students in the Cyberlaw Clinic on cases and projects on an as-needed basis. In addition, the Fellowship may provide the opportunity for the pursuit of individual research and scholarship in preparation to enter the academic teaching market.

Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society: Non- Residential Fellowship Program

CIS Non-Residential Fellows work independently and with CIS staff and faculty on projects related to CIS' mission. These non-supported fellowships allow practitioners to benefit from synergies with Stanford Law School in their scholarly research. Non-Residential Fellows are encouraged to make their work available through CIS and to present their work at the CIS Speaker Series.

Google Policy Fellowship 

The Google Policy Fellowship program offers law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests. Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. Participating organizations are based in either Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA, and include: American Library Association, Cato Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Internet Education Foundation, Media Access Project, New America Foundation, and Public Knowledge. Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis; drafting reports and analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.

Center for Democracy and Technology Plesser Fellowship

The law firm of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has established a public interest fellowship at the Center for Democracy and Technology ("CDT"). The fellowship is aimed at identifying and nurturing the careers of young lawyers interested in learning the consensus building approach to policymaking. The Plesser fellow will work on projects offering an opportunity to exercise leadership and will broadly participate in the organization's legal and public policy activities. This fellowship will provide a strong foundation upon which to pursue a public interest legal career in the privacy and internet policy field. This fellowship includes a salary of $58,000 plus health care and other benefits.

Electronic Privacy Information Center

The Electronic Privacy Information Center offers both a two-year post-JD public interest fellowships and summer and semester long fellowships for current law students.

Frank H. Marks Intellectual Property Fellowship

The Frank H. Marks Intellectual Property Fellowship is a two-yearposition designed for persons who are interested in pursuing anacademic career in some area of intellectual property law. The Marks IPFellow will teach one course per academic year and help with theadministration of the Intellectual Property Program. At the same time,the Marks IP Fellow will have the opportunity to pursue a scholarlyproject and prepare to enter the law teaching market, normally in thefall semester of the second year. The formal title of the position isVisiting Associate Professor and Administrative Fellow in theIntellectual Property Program. Compensation will be approximately$60,000 per year, plus benefits including health insurance.

New York University Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy

The Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy supports two Engelberg Fellows, a Fish and Neave Fellow, and a Cooper & Dunham Fellow, as well as a fellowship in intellectual property law intended to support a law school graduate who is interested in a career teaching intellectual property law. Fellows receive a stipend from the law school and work closely with faculty on appropriate research projects.

Perkins Coie Patent Law Student Fellowship

Perkins Coie LLP will award a $7,500 academic scholarship and pay a 1L summer associate position with the patent procurement practice group in Seattle, Washington or Menlo Park, California. 

National Academies

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program within the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Academies is designed to engage graduate law students in the analytical process that informs the creation of national policy-making with a science/technology element. As a result, students develop basic skills essential to working in the world of science policy.

University of Texas School of Law

The University of Texas Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) provides financial and institutional support for three or four semesters of residence at the law school for persons who intend to pursue an academic career. Much like post-doctoral fellows in the humanities and social sciences, ESP Fellows will gain both teaching experience and the opportunity to make substantial progress on their personal scholarly projects, while preparing to enter the general law teaching market. Fellows will receive substantial faculty assistance with their projects, including, where appropriate, assignment of a faculty mentor. Also, each Fellow will have a regular faculty office and will enjoy ordinary administrative and secretarial support. Anticipated stipends for the coming academic year will be approximately $60,000, plus benefits including health insurance. 

Yale Law School Information Society Project Fellowship

The fellows in the one year fellowship will receive a salary of approximately $37,000 plus Yale benefits. Fellows are expected to work on an independent scholarly project as well as help with administrative and scholarly work for the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. A small number of special ISP visiting fellowships are also available for persons who provide their own sources of funding.