ELSA (European Law Students’ Association) is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit organisation established and administered by students for students. ELSA’s members are students and recent graduates sharing an interest in law and the legal science in general. Founded in 1981, ELSA has become the largest independent law student organisation in the world, present in more than 370 law schools across 44 European countries, with a membership exceeding 50,000 students and young attorneys. ELSA hosts a series of seminars and events on an annual basis, organises several publications, and assists in student exchange programmes. It also offers its members the opportunity to receive (at least) part of their practical training abroad, to participate in mock trials on subject-matters related to the World Trade Organisation or Human Rights, as well as to represent ELSA’s missions in international organisations, such as the United Nations and the Intellectual Property Organisation.
ELSA’s local chapter in Thessaloniki was established in 1998 in the form of an association. Like every chapter, it is administered by a seven-member board elected for a seven-year term. ELSA Thessaloniki numbers more than 250 members, and hosts a number of events and programmes every year. For more information on ELSA Thessaloniki you can visit the website thessaloniki.elsa-greece.org, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit its office on the 3rd floor of the Law School building (former Erasmus office).