The American Bar Association Section of Litigation sponsors the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) for diverse students to participate in a full-time summer internship program with judges in the state and federal judiciary. One facet of JIOP includes placing students in internships with an Intellectual Property Law focus.
IP Clinic alum, Eric Levi, interned for the Honorable Pauline Newman at the CAFC. While in chambers, Eric researched and drafted opinions and prepared bench memoranda. According to Eric, “The experience demystified the inner-workings of the court. Listening to Judge Newman’s descriptions of why the court was established and how the law has evolved provided context to current judicial decisions. And being surrounded by such intelligent, enthusiastic law clerks further reinforced my passion for intellectual property law.”
JIOP also hosts receptions and networking events throughout the summer. Internships are available across the United States and applications must be submitted by the first week of January.