IP & Tech Career Fair
January 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Target Audience: Law firms and companies with an IP and tech-related practice.
The Intellectual Property and Technology Career Fair (“IP & Tech Career Fair”) is an annual event in late January co-hosted by the UC Hastings’ Office of Career & Professional Development, Hastings Intellectual Property Association, and the Science & Technology Law Journal. The program has two components: (i) a moderated attorney panel showcasing different IP and tech law practices (i.e., IP litigation, patent prosecution, and tech transactions); and (ii) the career fair, an informal table-talk and reception featuring different IP and tech law employers.
The IP & Tech Career Fair is not a recruiting event and you do not need to be hiring to participate. The event is a meet-and-greet for attorneys and students interested in IP and tech-related practices to talk to one another. It is designed for students to learn more about this area of law through direct engagement with practicing attorneys. UC Hastings students are particularly interested in the tech industry, given the school’s close proximity to tech companies and startups.
This event is well attended by over 100 students and about 30 organizations (law firms and companies) each year. Participation is free for employers. Each year, the Office of Career & Professional Development seeks out three event sponsors to underwrite the cost of the career fair. Event sponsors designate an attorney from their organization to speak on the preceding panel, receive acknowledgement in all event publicity, and prime tabling locations at the career fair.
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