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The Association

The European Law Students’ Association, ELSA, is an international, independent, non-political and non-profit-making organisation comprised of and run by and for law students and young lawyers. Founded in 1981 by law students from Austria, Hungary, Poland and West Germany, ELSA is today the world’s largest independent law students’ association.

  • 69,000
    ELSA Members

    Our Network is constantly growing, because more and more students and young lawyers feel the need for internationality and education beyond the faculty curriculum in the daily work of leading lawyers.

  • 300
    ELSA Local Groups

    Each Local Group of ELSA represents an ELSA chapter of an individual faculty of law in Europe.

  • 44
    ELSA National Groups

    Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

  • 1
    ELSA International

    A significant number of international officers are working in order to provide a unique platform for the outstanding reach and efficient coordination of the whole Network.

Find the best students.
  • Internationality

    Internationally minded, preparing for their professional life in an international environment.

  • Personal development

    Focused on continuous development of personal and professional skills.

  • Specialization

    Narrowly specialized in knowledge of different legal areas.

  • Practical skills

    Equipped with practical skills, getting ready for practising a legal profession.

The ELSA members

ELSA’s members are internationally minded individuals who have interest for foreign legal systems and practices. Through our activities such as Seminars, Conferences, ELSA Law Schools, Moot Court Competitions, Essay Competitions, Law Review, Legal Research and the Student Trainee Exchange Programme, our members acquire a broader cultural understanding and legal expertise.

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Our Special Status

The value of our projects is recognized by various law firms, auditing companies and other private or public entities, such as international organizations. ELSA has gained a special status with several international institutions. In 2000, ELSA was granted Participatory Status with the Council of Europe. ELSA has Consultative Status with several United Nations bodies: UN ECOSOC, UNCITRAL, UNESCO and WIPO.

  • Student Trainee Exchange Programme
    Find a foreign trainee without any costs

    STEP is a trainee programme that enables law students and young lawyers to gain experience of the substantive and procedural law as well as the culture of another country.

  • Legal Research Group
    Recruit experts on a specific field of law

    Brings added value to your legal department and serves as a recruitment platform for law students with experience in the research of a specific field of law.

  • Moot Court Competitions
    See potential colleagues in practice

    Each year there is a lot of local and national Moot Court Competitions in the network. However, our biggest Moot Court Competitions are aimed at WTO law and human rights.

  • Other activities
    Find a taylor made project

    ELSA facilitates other various activities connected with education beyond the faculty curriculum, e.g. intensive legal courses aimed at a specific field of law, legal writing platforms, legal skills trainings and many others.

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There are various possibilities of co-operating with ELSA. This can be done through a close partnership, through providing traineeships, through providing speakers at ELSA’s events and by training ELSA members in soft skills.