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!


The European Law Students‘ Association, kurz ELSA, ist eine unabhängige, politisch neutrale und als gemeinnützig anerkannte internationale Organisation von Studierenden der Rechtswissenschaften und jungen Juristinnen und Juristen.

Ziel von ELSA ist es, den Austausch unter Rechtsstudierenden, jungen JuristInnen und DozentInnen zu fördern, eine Plattform für internationale Kontakte anzubieten und Einblicke in andere Rechtssysteme und Kulturen zu ermöglichen.

ELSA wurde 1981 in Wien von Studenten aus Österreich, Polen und Deutschland gegründet und ist heute in 45 Ländern an rund 375 Universitäten vertreten und zählt heute 50'000 Mitglieder europaweit. Durch ihre Aktivitäten und ihr Engagement innerhalb der internationalen Gemeinschaft geniesst ELSA heute einen speziellen Status bei mehreren internationalen Institutionen wie dem Europarat, der UNESCO und der UN ECOSOC.

Damit die internationale Zusammenarbeit funktionieren kann, ist ELSA dreistufig gegliedert: Neben den Lokalgruppen der einzelnen Universitäten sorgen die nationalen Vorstände zusammen mit dem internationalen Vorstand in Brüssel für die Koordination der Arbeit zwischen den Lokalgruppen und fördern die internationale Vernetzung.

Das Lokalkomitee ELSA Zürich repräsentiert die Organisation an der Universität Zürich. Wir werden in unserer Arbeit von einem Advisory Board, bestehend aus Personen aus der universitären Lehre und Forschung, sowie aus verschiedenen Gebieten der juristischen Praxis und von einem Förderkreis unterstützt. Der Förderkreis, gebildet aus Anwaltskanzleien und Firmen, die im juristischen Bereich tätig sind, schlägt eine wichtige Brücke zwischen Universität und Praxis und steht ELSA Zürich tatkräftig zur Seite.

Neben diversen akademischen Events wie den Kanzlei- und Gerichtsbesuchen, dem historischen Stadtrundgang sowie diversen Podiumsdiskussionen zu aktuellen Themen, bieten wir auch soziale Events um den Austausch unter uns ELSAnern zu fördern. Dies sind Aktivitäten wie die monatliche Sento Night, ELSA BBQ, JusMe Party, Ausflüge und auch Reisen ins Ausland.

Besondere Achtung verdienen unsere internationalen Angebote wie die Summer Law Schools und das Student Exchange Trainee Programme (STEP).

Dazu mehr Informationen unter "Projects".


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17 August 2017

Neuer Vorstand 17/18

Gerne stellen wir euch den neuen ELSA Zürich Vorstand für den Term 2017/2018 vor.

Liebe ELSAner

Gerne stellen wir euch den Vorstand von ELSA Zürich für den Term 2017/2018 vor:

President: Kevin Baggenstos

Secretary General: Una Paunovic

Treasurer: Gabriel Marques

Marketing: Giulio Biaggini

Academic Activities: Laura Zehnder

Partnermanager: Liam De Louwere

 

Wir freuen uns auf ein hervorragendes Jahr mit euch!

ELSAfully yours

15 August 2017

Neue Website von ELSA Zürich

ELSA Zürich ist wieder online!

ELSA Zürich hat eine neue Website!

Wie auch ELSA Switzerland und die anderen 9 ELSA Lokalgruppen in der Schweiz hat ELSA Zürich eine neu aufbereitete Seite. Hier werdet ihr regelmässig über unsere Events und Neuigkeiten informiert. Von nun an geschieht die Anmeldung auch wieder etwas einfacher über unseren Anmeldebutton unter dem Text "About".

 

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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Local Partners

Die Schulthess Juristische Medien AG mit Sitz in Zürich zählt zu den traditionsreichen Unternehmen im Schweizer Fachmediengeschäft. Mit einem grossen juristischen Verlagsprogramm bestehend aus Print, Digital und Veranstaltungen sowie einem angeschlossenen Buchhandel mit Filialen in Zürich und Basel bietet das Medienhaus ein umfassendes Angebot für Praxis, Studium und Wissenschaft.
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A dynamic presence in the market – with over 160 legal experts and six locations in all language regions, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful law firms in Switzerland. Continuous growth, dedication and proximity to our clients determine our success. Meet a law firm which sees your business the way you see it!


Phone +41 58 658 58 58
www.walderwyss.com

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Partners of ELSA Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich and Geneva provide comprehensive legal services to domestic and international clients in all aspects of business law.
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UBS Switzerland AG – Lawyers, notaries and fiduciaries


The financial boutique for attorneys


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.


Why do we support ELSA? 


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.


UBS is happy to offer a special banking package for students (UBS Campus) which grants you free access to all daily banking services.






Contact us from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.: 


Tel: 044 237 50 00


Mail: RA@ubs.com


Web: www.ubs.com/lawyers

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UpLaw is a not-for-profit online platform that promotes the development and sharing of legal science in Switzerland. Our objective is to give the opportunity for students and young professionals to build a Community and benefit from the publishing in open access of their legal works.
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