A just world, in which there is respect for
human dignity and cultural diversity.


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!

Our local groups will be online really soon.

19. 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

17. April 2017

The STEP traineeships are available for you to apply!

Over 200 traineeships are waiting for you.

Choose your three most favourite traineeships and try your luck. STEP is available for law students and recent graduates who are ELSA members.
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Application until: 15th of May

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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27.08.2017 Geneva

Summer Law School on Arbitration in Geneva

The legendary Geneva Summer Law School is back!


After 2013 and 2015, ELSA Switzerland will organise the Geneva SLS on Arbitration for the third time. Once more, we can offer the participants an intriguing programme with lectures held by experts from some of the world's most renown arbitration firms.


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Attorneys often maintain account relationships with a bank on three levels: as private clients, as law firms, or as representatives of their clients. However, this does not mean that they have to deal with three different relationship managers at the bank. UBS’s LNF desks offer a “single point of entry” for all their needs.


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In addition to our client consultancy expertise, we strive to establish lifelong partnerships with our clients. Our strategic partnership with ELSA Switzerland is a further step underlining these values and a worthwhile investment in your future career. We want to establish early on the basis for lifelong collaboration.


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