Are you the Future Lawyer of the Year?
We’re searching UK universities to find the most outstanding Future Lawyer of the Year. We are looking for an innovative and logical thinker who is focused on the future.
Applications for the awards are now closed.
The chance to work at Allen & Overy and a trip to Europe! The lucky winner will secure four weeks' work experience at FUSE, Allen & Overy's tech innovation hub, and a two-day visit to one of its European offices. In addition to this, upon passing Allen & Overy's technical assessment, you will also be considered for a training contract.
We are delighted to introduce the 2020 finalists for this award.
Chenshihui (Linda) Lin | Imperial College London | Biochemistry
Christy O'Neil | Lancaster University | Law
Laura Wood | University of Glasgow | Law with German Language
Maya Rogers | University of Sheffield | Law
Ming Tay | University College London | Law
Payal Shah | University of Warwick | Law
Shahid Choudhury | University of Birmingham | Law
Syed Islam | University of Bath | Politics with Economics
Victoria Anichina | University of Oxford | Jurisprudence
To enter you must:
- be an undergraduate student of any degree discipline in your penultimate or final year at university
- have an interest in commercial law
- not have already accepted a training contract offer
- be on track to achieve a 2.1 or above
- have at least AAB at A level or equivalent
What makes an award winner?
Our lawyer of the future will be equipped with a range of skills that can be found irrespective of degree discipline. You will be:
- innovative and future focused
- a team player
- a logical and analytical thinker
- somebody who approaches problems creatively
- entrepreneurial and agile
- prepared to go beyond your comfort zone
- keen to develop broad commercial awareness
- driven, persistent and resilient
- able to excel under pressure
How do I win?
Submit by 31.01.20
Allen & Overy and the Future Lawyer of the Year Award
The practice of law is constantly evolving and A&O are determined not just to be at the forefront of developments, but to set the precedent pace and lead the way. From our expansion to new markets, to flexible working, to legaltech solutions – our track record of innovation is second to none.
We’re looking for people who are similarly innovative and future focused, and that’s why we’re proud to be partnering the Future Lawyer of the Year Award for the second year running. Whether you’re a logical thinker or someone who comes up with creative solutions, the lawyer of the future is equipped with a range of skills that can be found irrespective of degree discipline.
By applying for this award, you will have the opportunity to spend time in FUSE, our tech innovation hub and work shadow in one of our European offices. The winner will also be in the running for a training contract. Through the selection process, you’ll also gain first-hand experience of our recruitment process and valuable hints and tips along the way. Our top ten students will join us at the East Wintergarden for the awards ceremony and have the opportunity to network with partners from our firm.
If you’re made for more and ready to kick start a career in law then we want to hear from you!
Find out more about us at www.aograduate.com.
Hear from previous winners and finalists
MEng Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College London
Winner of the Law Award, 2019Read the blog
LLB law with French law, University College London
Winner of the Law Award, 2015
The application itself is not that time consuming when you compare it to other applications for work and work experience, which have far more stressful assessment days!Read the blog
Law, University of Southampton
Winner of the Law Award, 2014
If you’re considering a career in law then I would strongly recommend that you apply for the Law Undergraduate of the Year Award!Read the blog