We are delighted to announce the launch of the Slaughter and May Africa Essay Prize.


This is a new competition open to all students at EU educational institutions, whether
studying part-time or full-time, law or non-law subjects. Students are invited to submit
a 1,000 word essay response to one of the following two questions:
• What challenges does the end of the commodities boom pose for Africa?
• What can customary law teach the “modern” world?

The essays will be judged by a panel of Slaughter and May partners and guests and the
winners will receive the following prizes:
First prize: £2,000
Second prize: £1,000
Third prize: £500

The winners may also have the opportunity to take part in a work placement at
Slaughter and May, if they have not already accepted a training contract elsewhere.

The deadline for entries is Monday 9 January 2017. Further details, including how to
enter and the rules of the competition, can be found on our website.


The Slaughter and May Africa Essay Prize is organised and sponsored by Slaughter and
May, a leading international corporate and commercial law firm based in the City of
London. Africa is an increasingly important part of the firm’s practice: many of the
firm’s clients have operations in African jurisdictions, while the firm also provides
advice to various African governments. The competition intends to stimulate debate
around the important issues to which African commerce and law give rise.

Please download this leaflet for more information.