ELSA Helsinki ry is part of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) connecting over 50 000 law students in Europe. ELSA Helsinki is the local ELSA group for law students studying in Helsinki (University of Helsinki, University of Tallinn Helsinki Campus) and Vaasa (University of Helsinki Vaasa Unit) and one of four ELSA local groups in Finland.
Our goal is to contribute to the academic and professional development of law students and to promote internationality as well as respect for human rights. In order to achieve this, we organise academic and professional events as well as fun social activities throughout the academic year both in Finnish and English!
ELSA – The European Law Students' Association
ELSA is an international organisation run by and for students. ELSA has more than 50 000 members coming from over 300 faculties of law. ELSA consists of ELSA International Board, National Groups (such as ELSA Finland) and Local Groups (such as ELSA Helsinki, ELSA Joensuu, ELSA Rovaniemi and ELSA Turku).
The activities organized by ELSA are divided into three key areas: Academic Activities provides many opportunities to practice important skills and explore legal career opportunities through excursions, moot court competitions and other academic events. Seminars & Conferences organises seminars and international events that provide opportunities to network and meet fellow students in Finland and abroad. ELSA Traineeships offers law students and young lawyers with valuable opportunities to work abroad.
How to get involved?
Our events have as low threshold as possible for participating, and the easiest way to join our activities is to simply show up! Yearly we organise dozens of events such as study trips, excursions, seminars and competitions and promote the international possibilities ELSA has to offer. For some events the members of our association are prioritised, so you should join us in order to secure your participation. As a member of your ELSA Local Group, you are also entitled to the membership benefits of other Finnish ELSA groups. You can easily become a member by clicking the link below and purchasing your membership from our online store! You can also join our mailing list in order to keep up with current and upcoming activities!
A new board for the association is elected in spring and directors are recruited afterwards in order to assist the board with daily tasks. We also recruit students to organisational committees in order to organise individual projects such as our Negotiation Competition. If you are interested in participating, do not hesitate to apply! No prior experience is needed, only a can-do attitude!
Board of ELSA Helsinki 2022–2023
ELSA Helsinki grants subsidies to its members participating in certain national and international ELSA events. During the term 2023–2024, members participating in National Council Meeting, International Council Meeting, Nordic Officers’ Meeting, International Strategy Meeting, or International Training Meeting can be granted a subsidy covering 50 percent (active members) or 20 percent (other members) of subsidy-eligible expenses, based on the board’s consideration. Additionally, all members participating in Summer ELSA Law School, Winter ELSA Law School, ELSA Delegation, or ELSA Traineeships can be granted a subsidy covering 20 percent of said expenses, based on the board’s consideration. Active member and subsidy-eligible expenses are defined in the subsidies code of conduct of ELSA Helsinki (apurahaohjesääntö).
The subsidy is granted by the board upon application. A free-form application must be sent to the board via email at email@example.com no later than 90 days after the end of the event. Grants will be awarded during the term of 2023–2024, with a maximum of 2,500 euros (maximum subsidy limit) and a maximum of 300 euros per individual (individual subsidy limit). For further information, please contact board members or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELSA Helsinki ry:n ylimääräinen yhdistyksen kokous 11.8.2020 – (2020-08-11)
ELSA Helsinki ry:n sääntömääräinen syyskokous 18.11.2020 – (2020-11-18)
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