Law Review Partnership


Blackstone and the UWA Law School are pleased to present a new initiative to deliver a new pathway that will allow UWA law students to co-publish a journal article with a top-tier Partner, or Senior Associate, and a graduate lawyer, with the opportunity to have this article published in the State’s premier legal journal. 

Partners and Senior Associates from Herbert Smith Freehills and King & Wood Mallesons have generated commercially valuable, and highly engaging topics. The art of this new program is that it matches their ideas with your potential. 

The program envisages a 70/20/10 split. Each stakeholder has their various strengths, and leveraging those strengths, it is most likely that students will do 70% of the work and the graduates from the firm will do 20%. The relevant Partner or Senior Associate will then make the article publishable by sprinkling their magic dust over it, doing the remaining 10% of the work. 

Additionally, UWA Law Review will leverage the UWA Editorial Advisory Board, which includes the likes of the Hon. James Edelman and the former Chief Justice of the High Court, the Hon. Robert French, for their input in the article, further improving its ultimate quality. 

This is an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the best lawyers in the State and get published in the UWA Law Review, the oldest university law journal in Australia, which will add enormous value to your resume. Additionally, it provides an incredibly unique opportunity to build an organic mentor relationships with accomplished professionals that are founded on shared interests. These relationships have obvious value, but will also provide access to crucial career advice.


King & Wood Mallesons Topics:

  1. Blockchain technologies / Standards Australia report
  2. Reforming Australia’s insolvency laws
  3. Divergence of penalties between England and Australia

Herbert Smith Freehills Topics:

  1. Bridging the gap: What can WA learn from other jurisdictions to reduce the number of Indigenous people in custody?
  2. Digital disruption of the legal profession and its impact on legal services

Follow the link here for more details about the article topics. If you have any questions, please contact Kenneth Chen.


Applications Open: Now

Applications Close: 5pm Sunday, 16 April 2017

How to apply: Applications involve a few short questions, a 200-300 word expression of interest and your CV. To apply, please download and complete the following form. Once completed, please email your form to Kenneth at Applications will be reviewed by the relevant firm.