ELSA helps members develop their skills and acquire new ones, learn with students and professionals coming from different countries and different legal systems, and prepare for an international career in the form of understanding, intercultural cooperation and various activities and projects provided by the organization.

The activities organised by ELSA are divided into three key areas: the Student Trainee Exchange Programme (STEP), Seminars & Conferences, and Academic Activities. In addition, ELSA organises social program such as traditional Finnish "sitsit" parties and cocktail events.

Find our events at the Events page.

Seminars and study visits

We organise seminars where students can deepen their knowledge of different fields of law. In addition, we organise study trips that offer a great opportunity to establish new international friendships. Read more about our Seminars & Conferences.

Go international

As an ELSA member, you are a part of the world's largest network of law students. Get to know new people, legal cultures and job opportunities across Europe.  Learn more about Student Trainee Exchange Programme!

Excursions and moot courts

Use our excursions to explore legal career opportunities. Our moot court competitions are a great way to practice important skills and network!  Learn more about our Academic Activities.

International Focus Programme

The International Focus Program (IFP) offers ELSA member countries the opportunity to focus on a current issues during a pretermined period. The current IFP theme is Environmental Law (for the period from 1 August 2016 to 31 December 2019). The idea of IFP is to raise awareness of a particular internationally important theme. The purpose is also to bring the ELSA network together, as everyone is committed to organising events related to the theme. The IFP is particularly visible every spring during the IFP Week, which brings lots of events to ELSA members and other students. The 2019 IFP week will take place between 8 and 14 April 2019.

ELSA will decide the 2020 IFP theme soon, stay tuned!

Read more about IFP

Read about the 2018 IFP Week in Helsinki (in Finnish)

ELSA Day

ELSA Day, sed since 2013, is an ELSA-wide human rights theme day celebrated by all ELSA groups at the same time. The theme varies from year to year, and in previous years the themes have been, for example, Migration Law and Access to Justice Beyond Borders.

Read more about ELSA Day