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ELSA – European Law Students' Association

FACULTYWEBSITE_POSTER1ELSA (The European Law Students’ Association) Malta was founded in 1986, and is recognised as a student organisation by the Senate of the University of Malta. Our main objective is the representation of all law students in the University of Malta. ELSA Malta forms part of the world’s largest independent law students’ association, and is part of an international network of more than 200 law faculties in 35 countries all over Europe, with membership in excess of 30,000 students and young lawyers. The ultimate purpose of ELSA is to contribute to legal education and to promote social responsibility of law students and young lawyers, by assisting law students and young lawyers to be internationally minded and professionally skilled. ELSA Malta is run by students, for students, and provides local students an array of opportunities both locally and on the international plane - ranging from summer law schools on a variety of topics, to traineeships with some of the most prestigious names in the field, the opportunity to publish their research in the ELSA Malta Law Review and much more.

ELSA Malta aims to provide its members with multiple opportunities for academic enrichment, and appreciates the importance of a practical approach to the study of law. In furtherance of this; ELSA Malta organises seminars, conferences and debates on current local and international legal issues, moot courts, essay competitions, trivia quizzes, and provides the opportunity for students to carry out research and submit legal pieces for publication in ELSA Malta's Law Review. Recognising the value of a holistic approach to one's University experience, ELSA Malta also injects its calendar of events with a number of social gatherings for which it is renowned.


Click here for ELSA Malta's website.

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GħSL - Għaqda Studenti tal-Liġi

GHSLGħaqda Studenti Tal-Liġi (The Law Students’ Society) is a faculty-based non-profit organisation at the University of Malta that represents all law students within the Faculty of Laws. GħSL was set up by a group of law students in 1943, led by Joseph Ganado, who later became Professor of Civil Law at the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta. Today, Prof. Ganado is considered one of the pillars of the Maltese legal profession.

Law students elect executive members to the GħSL Board to represent their best interests within the faculty, while Class Representatives are appointed from every year of the law course to maintain the best possible communication between the Society, the Faculty of Laws and the students themselves.

The organisation plays a pivotal role in law students’ academic and social life at the University of Malta. GħSL seeks to be at the forefront of local and international legal policies; naturally of interest to law students. The organisation is responsible for the distribution of authoritative law notes and past papers published by GħSL and the University of Malta, and also organizes several seminars and conferences which are often addressed by leading local and foreign speakers.

GħSL has undergone a complete revamp, with new blood giving a fresh image to the organisation’s already solid foundation. The yearly social calendar focuses on organizing a variety of parties; among these are Fresher’s, end of exams, and summer parties. Most notable in GħSL’s social calendar is the yearly ball, more recently the seminar for law students, and participation in charitable events such as the President’s Fun Run. Such events help strengthen the link between the organization and law student body, as well as with other university students. As part of its holistic approach to university life, GħSL makes an effort to keep in close contact with the various organisations on campus.

The organization has also been responsible for publishing ‘Id-Dritt’ Law Journal, first released in 1944, when a number of law students started publishing the very first University of Malta law journal. Today, this journal has gained wide popularity among law students and professionals alike, with the 25th edition being published in 2014. In an attempt to facilitate access to important legal material, the organization set up the GħSL ‘Online Law Journal’, providing students, professionals, and the general public with a myriad of information. These articles and legal commentaries are updated frequently to keep up with the ever-changing legal forum.

GħSL also boasts its own Thesis Library, located at the Faculty of Laws. It contains a collection of theses written by students at the culmination of their legal education at the University of Malta, as well as a number of books and foreign journals kindly donated by the organisation’s benefactors. These materials are an invaluable source of information for research and study, and can be borrowed for a time period from the library itself.  


Click here for Għaqda Studenti tal-Liġi website
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Last Updated: 20 October 2017

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