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European Association of Law Students(European Law Students' Association - ELSA) is an international, non-political, independent and non-profit association of law students and young lawyers from all over Europe who havecommonical goal in view establishment of international cooperation and personal contacts.

As an umbrella organization, ELSA International has over 60,000 members and is supported by the Council of Europe.

ELSA Belgrade is one of the most prominent local groups (out of a total of 432 local groups) that has been contributing to the education and development of the skills of law students and young lawyers for over 30 years. The many activities of the organization include:


  • finding student internships for students of the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade

  • seminars and conferences

  • tribunes, panel discussions and round tables

  • courses, debates and trainings

  • trial simulations

  • visits to state institutions

In addition to the listed activities, ELSA Belgrade realizes numerous projects that are of great importance for the legal community. Our alumni are today  legal professionals working as lawyers, judges, prosecutors, managers and bankers.


A just world where human dignity and cultural diversity are respected. We manage to convey our vision to students through activities with educational content. 


To contribute to legal education, foster mutual understanding and promote social responsibility among law students. Our association with eminent legal experts enables the members of our organization to be in direct contact with them, and to gain a better insight into how their career development could look like. 


ELSA Internationalwas founded on May 4, 1981 in Vienna by students from Poland, Austria, Hungary and what was then West Germany. The idea was to promote international contacts and mutual understanding between law students from both sides of the "Iron Curtain".

Today, the headquarters of the organization is in Brussels, and its rich network includes national groups from all European countries. With its many years of successful work, ELSA has acquired a special status in many bodies of the United Nations, and it also has its own permanent observers at the European Union.

Local groupELSA Belgradewas founded in 1987, immediately after the establishment of the national group of the then ELSA Yugoslavia. ELSA Belgrade is the largest and oldest student organization at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade. ELSA Belgrade connected and organized work at law faculties in the country and thus laid the foundations for the development of a stable organization as it is today. Our projects/activities are supported by the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade and the wider legal community. 

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