James' Legal Apprenticeship Experience at Bird & Bird

Name: James Coxshall Role: Paralegal Apprentice Department: Commercial   What made you choose an apprenticeship? Throughout school, I was convinced that would go to university and get a degree via the traditional route and then aim for a career in that field. I always had an intrigue into law but my heart had been set […]

Blaithin: Life as a Bird & Bird Brand Ambassador at Imperial College

In the highly competitive legal market, aspiring lawyers must find ways to distinguish themselves from their peers in order to make that all-important application stand out. Although there are a variety of creative ways do so, engaging with law firms early on can help students develop an insight into the legal market and learn which […]

Rachel's Trainee Experience at Bird & Bird

Name: Rachel Callender Degree: BA Environmental Policy, MPhil Environmental Policy (Cantab), LLB (Hons) University: Middlebury College, Vermont USA; University of Cambridge, Queens’ College Seats to date: Dispute Resolution, Aviation, Commercial Current seat: Corporate What attracted you to a career in law? I had quite a non-conventional introduction to the law. As a child I was […]

Scientist to IP Lawyer: Ning-Ning's Blog

Name: Ning-Ning Li Year of qualification: 2012 University Degree: Biochemistry Position: Associate Department: IP How long have you worked at Bird & Bird? Over 7 years now – I joined as a trainee back in September 2010. Time really flies! What was your biggest challenge as a trainee? To develop an understanding of where the […]

Sophie's Apprentice Experience at Bird & Bird

Name: Sophie Wells Position: Paralegal Apprentice Department: Dispute Resolution What made you choose to do your Apprenticeship with Bird & Bird? I loved how exciting and modern Bird & Bird is, and after my assessment day I decided that I did not want to work anywhere else! Everyone is friendly and down to earth, creating […]

Bryan's Trainee Experience in our Hong Kong Office

Name: Bryan Wan Degree: LLB (Hons.) University: The University of Hong Kong Seats to date: Intellectual Property What attracted you to a career in law? Working as a lawyer is one of the most intellectually rewarding jobs. From formulating litigation strategies to devising a multi-million dollar merger, lawyers are problem-solvers, analysts and innovative thinkers. Why […]

Angelica's Trainee Experience in our Sydney Office

Name: Angelica Sorn Degree: Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies (International Business) University: University of New South Wales Seats to date: 1 Current seat: Tech & Comms, Commercial What attracted you to a career in law? An interest in the law generally, which peaked in year 10 when choosing subjects to complete for my Higher […]

Jason's Application Hints & Tips

Application Form I felt that the initial application form gave me a great opportunity to express who I was, my motivation, and what I thought I could give to Bird & Bird. Although generic at this point, make sure you be yourself; Bird & Bird is full of personality so try to make sure it […]

Jason's vacation scheme experience at Bird & Bird

About me At the time of applying to Bird & Bird, I was in my final year at the University of York, studying Electronic Engineering with Business Management. I became interested in a legal career after completing a module, which brought to my attention the issues around technological innovation and intellectual property, and also artificial intelligence/machine learning […]