Are you the Law Undergraduate of the Year?

Entry criteria

We're searching UK universities to find the outstanding male undergraduate of the year. You must be ambitious, entrepreneurial and commercially minded.


A trip to Paris! L’Oréal will treat one lucky winner to either a year’s placement or 10-week summer internship, including one week at L’Oréal’s Paris HQ and two days with members of the senior management committee in Paris. On top of that, you’ll also get a unique insight into The Body Shop International’s award-winning Community Trade programme.

What makes an award winner?

The winner of the male undergraduate of the year award will be ambitious and have clear business acumen. You will understand the value of innovation and be resilient towards demanding goals within the fast-paced environment that L’Oréal operates in.

You will:

  • be forward thinking, open-minded and flexible
  • be able to adapt to change quickly
  • have strong leadership skills
  • possess the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • be an effective communicator who can build strong relationships
  • not be afraid of taking risks
  • be able to overcome challenging situations to deliver exceptional results
  • be entrepreneurial and creative, coming up with innovative ideas that you can turn into reality.

The closing date for entries is 30 January 2017.

How do I win?

Stage 1A


Register your details online and answer questions set by Rolls-Royce

Must be completed by 30.01.17

Stage 1B

Online tests

Receive an email inviting you to sit three online tests designed exclusively by our partner CEB.

Must be completed by 30.01.17

Submit by

30 January 2017

Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 30 January 2017.

If you are successful you will hear from us by 28 February 2017.

Stage 2

Assessment centre

If you successfully make it to the next stage you will be invited by Rolls-Royce to attend an assessment centre.

Stage 3

Grand final

The final shortlist of 10 students will be invited to the awards ceremony at Canary Wharf, where the 2017 award winners will be announced.

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown and the Law Undergraduate of the Year

As a leading global law firm, we provide solutions to the increasingly complex global challenges our clients face, drawing on a wide range of legal and commercial experience. To sustain and build on our success we are seeking lawyers who are keen to make a genuine contribution to the future of the business.

We begin our search for talent at undergraduate level and by sponsoring the Law Undergraduate of the Year award, we can access a wide pool of talented individuals who want to be part of our successful team.

Find out more about us and our graduate opportunities at:

Hear from our 2015 winner, Cara Goldthorpe, in her own words:

Previous winner

Cara Goldthorpe, LLB Law with French Law, University College London

Keen to pursue a career in litigation, Cara has participated extensively in mooting competitions: her greatest achievement winning the London Universities Mooting Shield with the UCL team. She has worked as a paralegal in the Complaints Department at Lloyds Bank (full time during the summer break, part time during the university semester); and in her first year at UCL ran weekly ‘Debate Mate’ sessions for a class of primary school students.

Besides law, Cara enjoys creative writing, and her work explores the human condition. She is also interested in history and other cultures, and is currently on exchange in France.

Read more about last year's winner Cara Goldthorpe.


Before you start your application

Before you begin please make sure you have read the criteria carefully on, checking the ‘Entry criteria’ and ‘How do I win?’ tabs for criteria details and information on the process.

Browser suitability

To enable you to take the tests you will need to make sure that:

  • flash player needs to be up to date, and the tests can be accessed on the following browsers:
    • Internet Explorer – Version 6.0 and higher (Windows PC Only)
    • Firefox – Version 2.0 and higher (Windows PC or Mac)
    • Safari – Version 4.0 and higher (Mac only)
    • Google Chrome – Version 4.0 and higher (Windows PC or Mac)
  • iPads, other tablets and smart phones are currently not supported.

Hints and tips

Give yourself enough time:

  • As part of the process you will be asked to answer some questions set by the awards partner. Take your time with these as they will be used as part of the longlisting process. Compose them in Microsoft word (or a similar programme), spell check and word count your answer before submitting into your application form.
  • You don’t have to complete everything in one go. Just remember to save everything as you go!
  • The tests themselves (up to 4 depending on the Awards category) should take no more than two hours to complete.
  • ALL stages must be submitted by MIDNIGHT on Thursday 28 January 2016.
  • If you are not sure about anything then ask! You can contact us via email on
The 2016 awards are now closed