About ELSA




About ELSA

The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit making organisation run by and for students and recent graduates, who are interested in achieving academic and personal excellence in addition to their legal or law-related studies at university.
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, and to be equipped for a professional life in an international environment, through mutual understanding, intercultural cooperation and the large variety of activities and projects the Association offers. For example, summer/winter law schools, moot court competitions, Traineeships, ELSA delegations, legal research groups, …
More information: elsa.org

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

The European Law Students’ Association

About ELSA Hasselt

ELSA Hasselt organises a wide range of academic and professional events that fit within the ELSA vision. We offer our members the opportunity to develop their skills. Moreover, ELSA members can participate in our workshops and contribute to ELSA International’s official publications. The ELSA network prepares active members for their careers through the (international) experiences they gain at ELSA Hasselt.

We organise:

  • Lectures

  • Tutorials

  • Codex workshop

  • Partner events

  • ELSA trips (London, Paris, …)




ELSA Hasselt organises for the first bachelor students before their exam period a ‘crash course’ of the subjects to be known for that quartile. The ideal way to get a brief refresher of the most essential parts of the subject matter or to ask questions to students who have already taken the course. Team Tutorials consist of law students who were strong in those subjects, so they teach those classes themselves. These tutorials are always very popular and of high quality.

Seminars & Conferences

Elsa Hasselt is well known within the student community for its lectures and debates. This year, we will again pull out all the stops to organise the most fascinating lectures and debates. Of course, this is only possible with speakers. Time and again, we do our utmost to get the best speakers, such as Prof. Stefan Sottiaux, Lieve Dams and a debate between Conner Rousseau and Theo Francken. We also intend to keep up with current affairs every year, which is why we are happy to welcome speakers who can come and talk/debate on a pressing topical issue. To know which speakers will be passing our auditorium next year, you will have to wait a little longer, but we expect a more than fascinating year and are eager to welcome you all. Be sure to keep an eye on our social media as well!


Elsa Hasselt has now also a team in charge of competitions starting from this year onwards. This team will be organising awesome competitions, MUN’s, Moot Courts, and so much more. We look forward welcoming you there and see you excel!