Bird & Bird

Welcome to Bird &
Bird

With
30 fully integrated offices around the world and over 1,350 lawyers, we are
truly international in our outlook. We work for some of the biggest and best
known global brands, on some of the most interesting and challenging legal
matters around.

In
Australia, our lawyers work in Commercial, Competition & Consumer,
Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Finance, Intellectual Property,
Projects & Infrastructure and Real Estate. But we have principally
organised ourselves into industry sector groups for over 20 years – so a lot of
our work is done by cross-practice groups. Our lawyers work in a practice group
covering a particular legal discipline/specialisation and typically focus on at
least one sector group, gaining depth of expertise as a specialist lawyer with
strong, practical, industry knowledge.

We
win many awards and accolades here in Australia and across the world; Asia
Women in Business Law Awards, Australia (2018, 2016, 2015), IP Firm of the Year
(2018, 2017), and most recently we have been announced as winner of the
Australasian Lawyer Employer Choice (2019). We were also thrilled that a recent
independent survey, conducted by Acritas, involving interviews with more than
1000 in-house lawyers, ranked Bird & Bird as one of the world’s top 20 elite
law firm brands.

We
believe in remaining grounded, friendly, collegiate and collaborative – here
and across all borders.  We call this our
“One Firm Culture”.

Your clerkship with
Bird & Bird

A
clerkship with Bird & Bird is just the start of your exciting legal journey
with one of the world’s best international law firms. Our clerkship is the main
pathway into our graduate and associate programme. Throughout your legal
journey you will experience early exposure to high profile matters with leading
national and international clients.

You
will have rotations as a clerk, paralegal, and associate, you will have ongoing
access to buddies, mentors and supervising partners and will be given
opportunities to develop your professional connections through collaboration
with your global peers. More importantly, you will have access to experience
and contribute to our firm values by supporting initiatives such as Diversity
& Inclusion, Volunteering & Pro bono, Environment & Sustainability,
and Innovation.

Each
year, we invite applications from law students in the penultimate year of their
legal studies to participate in the Bird & Bird Summer Clerkship Programme
in Australia, which is conducted as part of the programme currently
co-ordinated by the Law Society of NSW.

Our
Summer Clerk Committee (consisting of Partners, Senior Associates and/or HR
team) will personally read every application that is submitted, often several
times over, without the use of any automatic culling methods. While this
process takes slightly longer, it ensures we provide every applicant with an
equal chance of success. 

Visit
our website for more information on our clerkship processes https://www.twobirds.com/en/careers/graduates/australia/summer-clerkships.

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