Fish & Richardson Launches 2nd Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Education Program, “School of Fish: STEM Careers in IP”  

For the second consecutive year, Fish & Richardson is hosting “School of Fish: STEM Careers in IP,” an education program that introduces undergraduate and graduate students from historically underrepresented communities to careers in intellectual property law. Applications for qualified students are now open.  

School of Fish is a cost-free educational series for rising juniors, rising seniors, and graduate students who are enrolled in a four-year undergraduate or graduate STEM program. The series features a series of virtual sessions beginning in October 2024 and an in-person program in Fish’s Washington, D.C., office in January 2025. During the program, participants will learn about practice areas in IP law, receive one-on-one career advising, socialize with Fish legal staff, and enjoy networking opportunities.    

School of Fish participants will receive a $1,000 scholarship as well as financial assistance for an LSAT or Patent Office Exam prep course as well as the respective exams. Fish will also cover travel and lodging expenses for program participants.  

IP law combines cutting-edge science and technology with business acumen and dynamic legal strategy. Whether resolving complex patent disputes, creating new trademarks, or advising on copyright issues, IP law calls for attorneys who are technically minded, scientifically literate, and up to date on the latest innovations and technologies. The School of Fish program seeks to ensure the next generation of STEM-focused students have the opportunity to explore this challenging and rewarding industry.   

More information about candidate qualifications is available here. Applications are due by July 15.