ELSA Turku

ELSA Turku is the ELSA Local Group for law students at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University.

ELSA Turku is part of ELSA (the European Law Students’ Association), an international network of European law students. Our association is a local group in Finland whose members study law at the University of Turku or Åbo Akademi University. As part of the international ELSA network, our goal is to promote the internationalization of law students and to support their professional and academic development.

We organize various events and study trips throughout the year. Our office is open on Mondays from 12 noon to 4 pm. You can come to the office to drink a cup of coffee, read our member magazine, or just hang out in a good company. You can also buy patches for overalls and ELSA- cloth bags. The entrance to House B is between the houses A and B, with an elevator to the second floor, from the door on the left and immediately to the right.

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 Turku

Yo-talo B, 2. kerros Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 B, 20500 Turku


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Board of ELSA Turku 2024

Alex Frimodig

Alex Frimodig

Emma Rovasalo

Deputy Secretary General

Viliina Heikkinen

Henri Pöntinen

Vice President for Marketing

Astrid Snäll

Vice President for Seminars & Conferences

Aino Aro

Aino Aro

Vice President for Professional Development (ELSA Traineeships)

Nia Merisaari

Director for Marketing

Senna Hiironniemi

Director for Seminars & Conferences

Arttu Mikkola

Director for Excursions

Maisa Lyra

Director for ELSA News


ELSA Turku, together with Turku School of Economics, organizes the largest annual recruitment event in Turku. The trade fair, which runs under the name ContactExpo, brings together the experts of the future and today’s professionals in a unique innovative environment. With more than 30 years of history, the fair returns again as the highlight of the school year more interdisciplinary than ever. The fair gathers thousands of visitors each year consisting of students from several different fields.

For more information, visit the website of ContactExpo (Finnish only).

Travel expenses

As a member of ELSA Turku you may receive financial support to the participation on ELSA’s national and international events. The aids are granted according to the grounds defined in the travelling and participation aid guideline.

In order to receive travelling aid you have to send your application to board.turku@fi.elsa.org at least two weeks before the start of the journey. Tell in your application an estimation of the overall expenses of travelling, the duration of the journey and its dates, the wished amount of financial support, the date of writing the application and your name, email, phone number and bank account to which you wish to have the aid paid to. Attach to your application receipts of participation costs, of flight payments and of other possible expenses of the travel to which your aid application is based on. Additionally attach to your application also the verifications of payments.

Our board processes your application according to the travelling and participation aid guideline in our next board meeting and announces its aid decision electronically. If you have any questions, please contact board.turku@fi.elsa.org!


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