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Law Student Resources

FCBA Resources for Law Students

In an effort to assist law students on their academic and professional journeys, the Federal Circuit Bar Association® offers many resources, such as complimentary student registrations for our webcasts and other virtual programs, scholarship opportunities, externships, and free FCBA Student Memberships.

FCBA Membership for students enrolled in an accredited law school is COMPLIMENTARY. For more information on our FCBA Student Membership benefits, visit /Membership/Benefits.

The Federal Circuit Bar Association® seeks a responsible, motivated, and creative student extern to work remotely in the 2022 FCBA Student Externship Program. The applicant must be a second or third year law student working toward completion of a law degree from an accredited law school. Apply today!

The Federal Circuit Bar Association® Charitable and Educational Fund outreaches in a broad spectrum of ways to both the United States regional and national communities as well as the global community. From pro bono and scholarship services, to high-level mentoring and dialogue conversations, the Fund makes a serious difference in the innovation, intellectual property, trade, and related spaces.

Scholarships are given out each year following a springtime application period. The Association offers three different categories of scholarships: “Judicial”, “Association”, and the Hutchinson Writing Competition. Judicial Scholarships include the Howard T. Markey Memorial Scholarship, the Helen W. Nies Memorial Scholarship, and the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship. The Association Scholarships include awards in honor of William S. Bullinger, as well as other scholarships based primarily on need. For more information on current scholarship opportunities, visit /Scholarships/Rules.

Virtual Programs
The Association offers free access to a vast library of past webcasts with membership. Substantive topics range across the Federal Circuit’s jurisdiction as well as other topics such as Diversity, Networking, and General Practice. Many are geared specifically towards students and new Associates such as the programs listed below and can be found after logging into your profile at /Publications/AboutIntegralSource/WebcastRecordings/tabid/210/Default.aspx:

  • Beyond the Firm: Exploring Different Career Paths in IP (sample audio recording found here)
  • Practical Tips For Tackling Your First Couple of Years As An Associate
  • Generational Diversity in the Legal Profession
  • Writing Effective Appellate Briefs
  • Starting and Maintaining a Small IP Firm
  • How to Make “Connections” and “Friends” in 140 Characters or Less: Social Networking for Lawyers
  • Securing Your First Law Firm Job: Insights and Tips
  • Judicial Clerkships: Why You May Want to Consider Applying For one
  • Going In-House: Tips for a Successful Transition to Corporate Counsel
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association®
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  • Phone: 202-466-3923
  • Fax: 202-833-1061