Practitioner Papers Program


In 2017, Blackstone and the UWA Law School pioneered the Practitioner Papers Program; a new initiative that allowed UWA law students to co-publish journal articles with a top-tier Partner, or Senior Associate, and a graduate lawyer, as well as the opportunity to have this article published in the State’s premier legal journal. The Practitioner Papers Program is set to continue for 2018.

Last year, Partners and Senior Associates from Herbert Smith Freehills and King & Wood Mallesons generated commercially valuable and highly engaging topics. The art of this program is that it matches law firm ideas with student 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.


These will be updated once confirmed.


Applications Open: TBC

How to apply: Applications involve a few short questions, a 200-300 word expression of interest and your CV. Keep an eye on this page for the application form.