Ashurst Student Paper Competition

This Competition aims to encourage the pursuit of excellence in academic scholarship and allow students to develop their skills of research, analysis, communication, oral presentation and persuasive argument.

 The Student Paper Competition invites students to submit and present a paper on a subject of their choice connected with law or justice.

There are two stages to the competition: submission of a written paper followed later by an oral presentation of the key elements of the written paper and the argument it develops.

For any queries regarding this competition, please contact the Student Paper director, Aarahnan Raguragavan via For any other queries, contact the Competitions VP, Ellie Tapsell via

2017 DATES

This competition is run as a single round. Any number of students can enter the written submissions, however only a limited number of students will progress to the Oral Presentation stage, held at Ashurst's Office.

Grand Final Oral Presentation
Thursday 29 June 2017

Written Submission Due Date
Friday 16 June 2017


Please read the rules in their entirety: Ashurst Student Paper 2017 Rules

  • Written submission length: 2,000 - 5,000 words not including referencing
    • Must conform with the AGLC3
  • Oral presentation length: 15 minutes maximum


Please submit your paper to our Ashurst Student Paper Competition Director Aarahnan Raguragavan via after the announcement of applications opening on Friday 5 May 2017. 

Applications must include the following points:

  • Full name
  • Blackstone membership number
  • Title of paper
  • Preferred contact method (email and phone number)