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The forum will be held on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 from 5-8pm at the UCLA Faculty Center

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.

Please check back soon for a complete list of participating firms and direct any questions regarding this and future career forum events to [email protected]

The sponsors for last year’s JOLT Career Forum included:

Gold Sponsors:

Haynes & Boone
Irell & Manella
Kirkland & Ellis
Knobbe Martens
Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner (SLW)
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Silver Sponsors:

Fenwick & West
Morrison & Foerster
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Perkins Coie
White & Case

Official Sponsors:

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Latham & Watkins
Jones Day
Foley & Lardner
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Student Testimonial

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!”

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.