Slaughter and May launches Africa Essay Prize

Slaughter and May is launching an essay competition for students to write about Africa. The winner will receive both £2,000 and a work placement at the Firm. Second and third places will receive £1,000 and £500.

The competition, which is open to all students at any EU educational institution, requires entrants to submit an essay of not more than 1,000 words on:

What challenges does the end of the commodities boom pose for Africa?


What can customary law teach the "modern" world?

The competition is open until 17:30 on Monday 9 January 2017. For more information, including how to apply, click here.

Damian Taylor, partner at Slaughter and May, said: “We have been at the forefront of transactions in Africa for a number of decades and we wanted to invite the next generation of practitioners to understand the diversity and richness of Africa’s many business landscapes.”

Africa Essay Prize