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The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) is with over 48’000 members in 43 European countries the world’s largest independent law students’ association. ELSA aims at providing its members a platform to develop their existing skills and acquire new ones, to interact with fellow students and experienced practitioners from different states and legal systems around Europe.

ELSA Switzerland is the only law students' organisation in Switzerland which is present at all 9 law faculties of the country. This unique network enriches your studies through a wide variety of activities at your faculty as well as on national and international level!

14 September 2017

New Partner of ELSA Switzerland

ELSA Switzerland is pleased to announce its new partnership with Stämpfli Verlag AG.

ELSA Switzerland is pleased to announce its new partnership with Stämpfli Verlag AG.

As an ELSA member you get now 20% off on your order at the Stämpfli Onlineshop. For further information please contact your Local group.

 



 

 

2 May 2017

72nd International Council Meeting (ICM) 2017

The next ICM will take place between 22nd till 29th of October 2017 in Sarajevo / Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The ICM is the official biannual gathering of the European Law Students' Association. 400 people from all over Europe will come together for a week full of plenaries and workshops, combined with cultural visits and an intriguing social programme.

ELSA International just announced that ELSA Bosnia & Herzegovina will be the host of the 72nd ICM in autumn 2017. It will be held in Sarajevo between the 22nd and 29th of October 2018. Further information can be found here.

20 April 2017

ELSA visited the Federal Criminal Court

A group of ELSAnians made a trip to Bellinzona and went to see a trial.

This Wednesday a group of ELSA members from all over Switzerland spent a interesting and sunny day in Bellinzona. In the morning we visited the Federal Criminal Court, where we planned to attend a trial. However, one of the defendants stayed in Mallorca instead of travelling to Ticino. Therefore we got a first hand insight in the functioning of the Swiss Criminal Procedure Code and it's defendant's rights, the trial was postponed. Instead, we had an tour around the amazing court building and an informative and interesting question round with one of the court's judges. We had no afternoon program because of the cancellation of the trial, so most of us went spontaneously on a sightseeing trip first in Bellinzona and after in Lugano, where we enjoyed the windy, but really sunny weather.

Depending on the new date of the trial, ELSA will most likely organize a second trip to the Federal Criminal Court again, just this time only for the trial itself

The ELSA Law Schools are taking place in summer and winter all over Europe. They last between 7 and 14 days and are dedicated to a specific law topic. Besides legal education, the program contains also cultural and social activities. More information

The Student Trainee Exchange Programme is your chance to work abroad! Traineeships are offered in various European countries and even in the USA with a duration between two weeks and two years. Do not miss that unique opportunity! Check it out

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26.10.2017 Taubenstrasse 16, Bern

L@W: Attorney general

ELSA will visit the Attorney General of Switzerland in Bern and you can be part of it!


Time: 13.30 - 16.30
Where: Taubenstrasse 16, Bern

ELSA will visit the Attorney General (Bundesanwaltschaft/procureur général) of Switzerland in Bern and you can be part of it!

On the afternoon of Thursday, October 26, the Deputy Attorney General Ruedi Montanari will be holding a presentation on the tasks and competences of the Office of the Attorney General and answer all your questions.

Language: bilingual

 


There are only 20 spots, so apply right away by filling out the formular under: https://goo.gl/forms/Dh91sQf1bawf45vf2

02.11.2017 Lausanne, Luzern, Bern

Legal Debate

ELSA Swizerland Cyber Law Day - Do you want to improve your rhetoric and public speaking skills? Do you like to discuss about current affairs? Then this is the event for you!


Dear Members,

We are hereby officially launching the application process for our upcoming legal debate!

Do you want to improve your rhetoric and public speaking skills? Do you like to discuss about current affairs? Then this is the event for you!

A Legal Debate is a discussion of a particular subject of Law, organised in a form of a competition. The Debate is controlled by a person acting as a moderator and a panel of judges, and watched by an audience. The debates will be public, so you might also just attend as a spectator.

Our Legal Debate consists of qualification rounds in Lausanne on 2nd November in French and on 3rd November in Luzern in German. In each qualification round, two teams à three participants compete against each other, and the winner from each qualification will reach the Final Round. The final will take place in Bern on 9th November. Each round will take place over the course of an afternoon, with an introduction, approximately 4 hours of preparation time and 1 hour debate.

The topic of this year’s Legal Debate Competition is CYBER LAW, an interesting and highly relevant field as well as the current National Focus Programme of ELSA Switzerland. The exact topics of each round of the Debate will be made public only hours before the Debate takes place. Due to this, not much preparation is required.

Debating teaches not only critical thinking, but also allows you to engage with current affairs, improve your communication soft skills and hone your analytical abilities. However, besides the personal improvement, there is also something to win! The best team will win a gift certificate of our Sponsor, the Stämpfli Verlag.

 

Dates & Times:

2. November 2017;      13:30 - 19:30:            Lausanne

3. November 2017:      13:30 - 19:30:            Luzern

9. November 2017:      13:30 - 19:30:            Bern

 


If you are interested, please fill in the application under the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/qsujVEgmvjluaGUE2

Deadline for the application is Sunday, the 22nd October at 23:99. You will be informed on your participation shortly after. Register now!

06.11.2017 Falkenstrasse 11, 8021 Zürich

NZZ: Visit the legal department

Get an insight into the daily business of a media lawyer directly at the office of the „Neue Zürcher Zeitung“.


Date: 6.11.2017
Time: 15.30 - ca. 19 Uhr

Get an insight into the daily business of a media lawyer directly at the office of the „Neue Zürcher
Zeitung“. The attorney Dr. Roman Bretschger will tell us more about his work at NZZ, followed by a
tour through the newsroom.
At the apéro afterward, you will have the possibility for an informal exchange.

Language: German


There are only 25 spots, so apply right away by filling out the form under: https://goo.gl/forms/fUVO0iLv9qBHnyVu2

18.11.2017 Lucerne

ELSA Switzerland National Council Meeting 2/2017

A weekend full of Swiss made ELSA spirit.


The ELSA Switzerland National Council Meeting NCM will take place on the 17th and 19th November 2017. ELSA Lucerne invites the entire Swiss network to gather in beautiful Central Switzerland. Save the date!
Place: Lucerne, Hotel ibis budget Luzern City

What to expect: Sightseeing / Visit the Swiss federal court / Pizza-night / Pub Crawl / Clubbing / BBQ / Workshops

If you have any question please contact Michelle (lucerne@ch.elsa.org) or 078 930 80 82.


Save your spot:

https://goo.gl/forms/FxzWYOWIZakOISn93

Deadline: 31.10 2017, 23.59 CEST

 

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