European Law Students Association

The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) is the world's largest independent law student association with more than 38 000 members worldwide. ELSA offers law students a perfect platform to develop their existing skills, acquire new ones and meet fellow students and legal professionals throughout Europe. At the moment, our local branch, ‘ELSA Aberdeen’ is the only one in Scotland.

We are planning to organise several events throughout the year, such as ‘Movie and Wine’ nights where we will be screening movies related to human rights, ‘Energy Project Aberdeen’: energy related discussion groups led by members of staff, research talks on relevant legal issues throughout the year as well as a trip to the Scottish Arbitration Centre in Edinburgh. Furthermore we encourage and assist our members in participating in national and international events organised by ELSA UK and ELSA International. Those include: mooting competitions (with prizes including prestigious internships in the EU institutions), essay competitions (prizes including cash awards and publication of the essay), research groups, and ELSA delegations (to institutions like WTO or UNCITRAL). Furthermore, our members can take part in ELSA Summer schools or apply for one of 100 internships at the biggest law firms and institutions all over Europe, open exclusively to ELSA members via the Student Exchange Programme. 

Get involved with ELSA Aberdeen to see more of the legal world and get the most out of the university experience, boost your CV and socialise with other enthusiastic law students.