Summer Program Overview


We are looking for smart, talented, and motivated law school students interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law for our summer associate program. The firm’s summer associate program is designed to give students an in-depth look at what life is like as an associate at Sterne Kessler in one of our firm’s four practice groups: Biotechnology & Chemical, Electronics, Mechanical & Design, or Trial & Appellate. 

In the program, you will work on engaging client matters while gaining hands-on, practical experience and skills tha...

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No. of Summer Associates (2022)

10 total (8 2Ls; 2 1Ls)

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No. of 2L Offers (2022)

8 out of 8

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Summer Program Length

10 weeks
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No. of Summer Associates (2022)

10 total (8 2Ls; 2 1Ls)

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No. of 2L Offers (2022)

8 out of 8

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Summer Program Length

10 weeks


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1L Summers

Yes


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Assigned to Specific Practice Area

Yes


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Split Summer with Another Firm

Case by Case. Splits only allowed for returning 2L associates


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Split Summer with Another Office

N/A


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When Does Firm Begin Accepting Resumes for Summer Program

Rolling


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Summer Associate Salary

$4,135/week



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Summer Program Contact

Cassandra Kowal


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Offices with Program

Washington, DC


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Schools Visited for OCI

American University Washington College of Law


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Career Fairs Attended

Lavender Law Career Fair

Summer Program Overview


We are looking for smart, talented, and motivated law school students interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law for our summer associate program. The firm’s summer associate program is designed to give students an in-depth look at what life is like as an associate at Sterne Kessler in one of our firm’s four practice groups: Biotechnology & Chemical, Electronics, Mechanical & Design, or Trial & Appellate. 

In the program, you will work on engaging client matters while gaining hands-on, practical experience and skills tha...

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No. of Summer Associates (2022)

10 total (8 2Ls; 2 1Ls)

More

No. of 2L Offers (2022)

8 out of 8

More

Summer Program Length

10 weeks
More

No. of Summer Associates (2022)

10 total (8 2Ls; 2 1Ls)

More

No. of 2L Offers (2022)

8 out of 8

More

Summer Program Length

10 weeks


More

1L Summers

Yes


More

Assigned to Specific Practice Area

Yes


More

Split Summer with Another Firm

Case by Case. Splits only allowed for returning 2L associates


More

Split Summer with Another Office

N/A


More

When Does Firm Begin Accepting Resumes for Summer Program

Rolling


More

Summer Associate Salary

$4,135/week



More

Summer Program Contact

Cassandra Kowal


More

Offices with Program

Washington, DC


More

Schools Visited for OCI

American University Washington College of Law


More

Career Fairs Attended

Lavender Law Career Fair

Survey Says


● “Sterne Kessler's summer associate program provided excellent preparation for the rigors of firm life. My transition into full-time work as an associate was smooth and seamless thanks to the connections I made during the summer.”
● “Real work projects during the summer really got me integrated with the team, and that helped me a lot when I started as an associate.”
● “Robust training program, substantive work, and close mentoring relationships with senior associates and partners.”