ELSA Joensuu

ELSA Joensuu is the ELSA Local Group for law students at the University of Eastern Finland.

ELSA Joensuu ry is part of ELSA, the world’s largest law student organization (The European Law Students’ Association). ELSA Joensuu, one of the local groups of ELSA Finland, was founded in 2013. ELSA Joensuu acts as a link between law and governance students at the University of Eastern Finland and other law students in Finland and abroad.

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!

Contact details

ELSA Joensuu

Oikeustieteiden laitos
Itä-Suomen yliopisto
Joensuun kampus
PL 111


Follow us also on social media!

Board of ELSA Joensuu 2023-2024

Marianne Merjovaara

Laura Merisaari

Secretary General

Minttu Markkanen

Sonja Orela

Vice President for Marketing

Veikko Haimila

Vice President for Academic Activities

Siiri Klubb

Vice President for Academic Activities

Niko Hannolainen

Vice President for Professional Development

Kia Duché

Vice President for Seminars & Conferences

Fuksi News

Subscribe to our ELSA Joensuu mailing list!

News: ELSA Joensuu