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About ELSA Delegations

Characteristics
  • NON-PUBLIC DECISION-MAKING IN REALITY

    Get an insight in the daily work of recognised international organisations and experience the feeling of drafting international legal documents.

  • UNIQUE KNOWLEDGE ON SPECIFIC TOPICS

    Acquire a legal background in topics you would never otherwise have a chance to learn about. Find out more about the reasoning behind international policies, treaties and other acts.

  • MEET EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMATS

    Get a chance to meet with leading lawyers in the respective field of law. Acquire contacts of professional diplomats and get closer to your potential future career.

International opportunities for ELSA members
  • AVAILABLE FOR ELSA MEMBERS AND ELSA ALUMNI

    Owing to the good name and high credibility of ELSA, our members and alumni have a unique chance to become a part of international decision-making and to represent our network in front of leading world experts.

  • TRAVEL TO VIENNA, GENEVA, NEW YORK AND MORE

    ELSA Delegations will give you the chance to join sessions in the headquarters of international organisations, to be a part of various conferences and to get to know cities to which you have never been before.

  • MEET EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMATS

    Many ELSA delegates have successfully used this opportunity to enrich their CV, to find out more about the topic and to acquire a platform that helped them to start their international career.

Institutional relations
  • SPECIAL STATUS OF ELSA

    ELSA has a consultative status with several intergovernmental organisations, is a member of various international associations and cooperates with many different legal entities.

  • UNITED NATIONS, WIPO, COUNCIL OF EUROPE & MANY OTHERS

    In 1994 ELSA was granted Consultative Status in Category C in UNESCO, in 1997 ELSA obtained Special Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC and in 2000 ELSA was granted Participatory Status with the Council of Europe. These relations provide a platform for law students’ participation in international decision making.

  • HUNDREDS OF DELEGATES EACH YEAR

    Calls for Delegations are announced every two or three months. Each Call comprises approximately 15 different sessions. ELSA usually sends five delegates to each session. Therefore, ELSA sends over 300 delegates to various sessions all over the world each year.

Selection criteria