20 December 2021

Abertay Law student wins prize in final stages of national competition

Abertay Law student wins prize in final stages of national competition

The image is a headshot of Malcom Marshall


An Abertay University Law student came through a field of 2,000 applicants to be awarded a sponsor prize in the closing stages of a national competition.

Third-year student Malcom Marshall entered the British Inter University Commercial Awareness Competition (BIUCAC), which is designed to expose the UK’s top law firms to students to a wider range of talent from across the UK’s universities.

The competition is aimed at students from modern universities offering law degrees, like Abertay, which make up 82% of the UK university market.

More than 2,000 initial applicants took part in the competition online, before the number was whittled down and entrants were put through their paces with an online interview at a top London law firm.

The finalists then travelled to London for a face-to-face interview, where Malcom was awarded a £500 prize from firm Hogan Lovells and received a one-to-one coaching session with the the company’s graduate recruitment team.

Malcom was gifted a series of books by lawyer and author Christopher Stoakes and had the chance to meet the author in-person.

Malcom said: “Taking part in BIUCAC has boosted my confidence and given me the opportunity to network with peers at other universities and industry professionals.

“To have my efforts in the competition recognised by Hogan Lovells was fantastic and the award will help support my studies in my fourth year.

“I’d recommend getting involved in BIUCAC to any law students who want a chance to showcase what they can offer to the industry.”

Dr Michelle Weldon-Johns, Senior Lecturer in LLB(Hons) Law added: “Everyone in the Division of Law is thrilled Malcom made it so far in BIUCAC.

“It’s so important students from smaller institutions like Abertay get the chance to shine in front of a national audience.

“I’d like to congratulate Malcom again on his prize win and look forward to following his career through fourth year and beyond.”

More information on the British Inter University Commercial Awareness Competition can be found here.

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