As previously announced, the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Patent Law Interview Program was postponed from its originally scheduled dates of July 23-24, 2020, to January 14-15, 2021. It will now be a fully virtual interview program. This interview program targets patent law employers and 2L and 3L students from law schools across the country. The deadline to initially register to attend is Thursday, August 27 (11:59pm CST).
In 2019, roughly 150 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,100 law students from across the country participated in the program. The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit application materials to apply to interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review their materials and select the students they wish to interview at the program. Last year, approximately half of the participating students were selected for interviews.
Please note: If you previously registered for the Patent Law Interview Program in February or March of this year, YOU ARE STILL REGISTERED AND DO NOT NEED TO RE-REGISTER.
For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website at: https://www.luc.edu/law/currentstudents/careerservices/patentprogram/.
Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in theprogram are seeking patent bar eligible students. Only law students are eligible to participate in the Patent Law InterviewProgram. Law graduates and practicing attorneys are not eligible to participate. We are currently accepting registrations from:
- JD students graduating in May/June 2021 (3Ls)
- JD students graduating in May/June 2022 (2Ls)
- JD students graduating in December 2020/January 2021 (3Ls)
- JD students graduating in December 2021/January 2022 (2Ls)
Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program began on Wednesday, August 5 and closes on Thursday, August 27 (11:59pm CST). Students can register at:
NOTE: At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on interviews later in the semester). There is a non-refundable $40 registration fee that you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration. Please have your credit card ready when you register.
Once you have registered, the Loyola program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address that you entered when registering for the program. Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in our CDO office, Gayle Keahey, firstname.lastname@example.org.