ELSA (The European Law Students' Association) is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit-making organisation run by and for students.
Law students from Austria, Hungary, Poland and West Germany founded ELSA in 1981. ELSA is today the world's largest independent law student association and it is represented in more than 300 law faculties in 41 countries across Europe. Its membership exceeds 38,000 law students and young lawyers.
ELSA is comprised of law students and recent law graduates who are interested in academia and personal excellence. ELSA offers law students a platform to further develop their existing skills, acquire new skills and meet fellow students and legal professionals throughout Europe.
Visit ELSA International's website at www.elsa.org
The implementation of the International Focus Programme (IFP) goes through a variety of events, like seminars, institutional study visits, law schools, etc. However we find that an international essay competition is the best way for law students to maximize their participation and be rewarded for their significant effort. In that direction, several ELSA Groups under the umbrella of the IFP, join their efforts to provide their members with a unique opportunity to compete at European level by presenting their academic views and concerns on hot legal topics that touch upon Health Law.
ELSA International aims at contributing towards legal education and especially in the field of Health Law. We want to contribute to increased academic knowledge, ability of logical thinking and written English legal skills of European law students.