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. STEP traineeships offer law students and young lawyers with valuable opportunities to work abroad.
How to participate?
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 ELSA Helsinki, 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!
The Board of ELSA Helsinki 2018-2019
Photos by Liisa Harvela
Juri Huttunen President Contact
Riikka Rajamäki Secretary General Contact
Lassi Ejanti Treasurer Contact
Tuomas Mäkelä Vice President for Marketing Contact
PL 298, 00101 Helsinki