2021 Patent Law Interview Program: Bidding Now Open

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program targets employers and rising 2L and 3L students. Most employers will be seeking 2Ls for summer associate positions during the summer of 2022. A smaller amount of employers will be seeking 3Ls for post-graduate positions.

The 2021 Patent Law Interview Program will be a fully virtual job fair held on held on July 22 - 23, 2021. JD students graduating in 2022 and 2023 are eligible for this program.

Last year roughly 150 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,300 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.

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or technical science should consider registering for the program. While patent bar eligibility is not a requirement for program registration, many employers make patent bar eligibility a requirement for bidding, and most employers prefer patent bar eligible students.

More information can be found on the Patent Law Interview Program Website. 

Important Dates and Deadlines for Law Students

Student Registration Begins February 18
Student Registration Deadline March 19 at 11:59 p.m. CST
Students Receive Access to PIPER March 30
Student Bidding Begins April 1
Student Bidding Deadline April 27 at 11:59 p.m. CST
Employer Selections Available to Students June 7
Student Decision Period June 7 - June 14
Interview Schedules Available to Students June 18
Student Cancellation Period June 18 - July 18
2021 Patent Law Interview Program July 22 and 23, 2021