National Online Event Agenda – January


ELSA Maastricht organises an online lecture ‘The Brexit lecture part 2: the future of EU-UK relations’. 
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ELSA Utrecht organises an online training with a partner (in Dutch).
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ELSA Utrecht organises a webinar with Marry de Gaat Fortman ‘Don’t drown a dead duck’.
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ELSA Leiden organises an online event on Brexit. More information will follow. Make sure to follow ELSA Leiden to stay up to date! 

ELSA Tilburg organises a guest online lecture with a professor from the Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology on LegalTech regulation. More information will follow. Make sure to follow ELSA Tilburg to stay up to date! 


National Essay Competition

What do you think about when you read the phrase ‘access to justice’? Do you agree with us that it has been impaired by the pandemic?

Share your conclusions and thoughts by writing an essay and become published in the Netherlands Helsinki Committee’s Security and Human Rights Journal!

After reviewing the shortlisted essays, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee will publish the 3 best ones. Also, an additional special prize will be announced soon!


Deadline: 31 January 2021, at 23:59,

Word count: 2500-5000,

Font: Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 spacing, justified,

Topic: Must be legal, related to the overall topic,

Front page: includes full name, contact information, university and year of studies, and the topic of the paper

Other formalities: Must include footnotes and a bibliography using OSCOLA; must include an abstract that is about 10% of the length of the essay; must include a short introduction of the writer.

Participants must be law students in one of the countries where ELSA is present!

Send submissions and questions to

Happy New Year!

Some of our board members have recorded wishes for you all, just so 2021 compensates us for what 2020 turned out to be 😉 Let’s unjinx the 2020s! 
Happy new year! 🥳

Let’s shape the future of ELSA together!

This is your chance to get your voice heard and have a say in the creation of future strategies for our projects, the management of our Association and the crucial steps to be taken in order to take ELSA even further!

Join the Market Research of ELSA today!

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Important note‼️ You can win 100€ by participating in the survey! The winner will be announced in March on the Instagram account of ELSA International. 

Regional Rounds of the EHRMCC

Regional Rounds are the second stage of the competition, and for the first time ever, they will be held virtually. This is an excellent opportunity for all participants to improve their oral advocacy skills and meet fellow participants from all over Europe! Regional Rounds of the 9th EHRMCC are organised by ELSA branches in the Netherlands (ELSA Maastricht 💙) , Portugal (ELSA Portugal) and Romania (ELSA Cluj Napoca).

Happy and safe Holidays!

Tis’ the season to be jolly… and free of law exams! Take the well-deserved break and enjoy the time with your closest family. Our board wants to wish you the merriest Christmas of them all. Gelukkig kerstfeest! 🎄🎁

National Essay Competition

Win publication in the NHC Security and Human Rights Journal and additional special prize from the Netherlands Helsinki Committee in our Essay Competition on COVID-19 impact on Access to Justice in Europe!

During the pandemic, Courts were and still are closing, reducing, or adjusting their operations, which can negatively impact the provision of timely and fair hearings, contribute to increased case backlogs, and lead to increased length of judicial and administrative proceedings. Certain groups are especially affected by these changes. While there may be burdens, there are also many benefits and lessons to be learned from this pandemic and how it has impacted our judicial systems in Europe.With many topics and perspectives available under the topic of the competition, we welcome all essays under the given subject, as far as they comply with the following rules:Deadline: 31 January 2021, at 23:59Word count: 2500-5000Font: Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 spacing, justifiedTopic: Must be legalFront page: includes full name, contact information, university and year of studies, and the topic of the paperOther formalities: Must include footnotes and a bibliography using OSCOLA; must include an abstract that is about 10% of the length of the essay; must include a short introduction of the writer.Participants must be law students in one of the countries where ELSA is present!

Send submissions and questions to The essays are shortlisted by ELSA the Netherlands based on the submission criteria, and judged by a panel of professionals from the Netherlands Helsinki Committee. Essays not following the above rules will not be considered.PS. Shout-out to our Director for Graphic Design for preparing the visual materials for the competition!

Good luck!

National Online Agenda (December 2020)



1:30 – @elsagroningen organises a workshop at the Groningen Law Congress in collaboration with another students’ association on the topic of ‘Does emergency break the law? Government intervention in times of crisis’, with the Dutch Diplomat Jurrien van der Horst as a speaker.

4:00 – @elsautrecht organises a webinar presented by prof. Jerfi Uzman, regarding the ‘Coronaspoedwet’ (in Dutch).Register: (…/1FAIpQLSdX1qzFBvX…/viewform…)

4:00 – organises a webinar on juvenile criminal law ‘Lezing over het Jeugdstrafrecht’ (in Dutch). Register:( (facebook more here:

5:00 – @elsagroningen organises ‘Life After Law School’ which will consist of a webinar and Q&A conducted by an EU Public Affairs Consultant at a major consultancy bureau in Brussels. It is a novel opportunity to display a less conventional career path one could take after law school. The event will include a presentation about our successful lobbyist’s career, what she does on a daily basis, the relevant skills needed to get a job in Brussels and many more.


1:50 – @elsautrecht, jointly with @elsa_nijmegen, organises a webinar ‘The ECB and its Digital Euro’. Learn more here:

ELSA National Moot Court Competition

Are you ready to #moot?

Good, because the ELSA The Netherlands National Moot Court Competition has just been launched! What is it?

The NMCC is a moot court competition on European Union Law. It takes place in two stages: first, teams will plead in local rounds held by the respective local ELSA group at their university. This year’s compeititon will revolve around EU competition law. Why participate?

It goes without saying that moot courts are a fantastic way to improve your legal skills and practice pleading a case before a panel. Beyond this, however, the NMCC enables you to meet law students from around the country, to network with peers and professionals, and to become part of ELSA’s international community. How do I participate?

To participate, you sign up with your local ELSA groups. Soon, you will be able to find more information regarding the local rounds on our website, the websites of our local groups, or by approaching the officers of your local group. The National Round will take place on 27 March 2021. It will be an online competition.

More details are available in the section Projects – Moot Court Comeptitions – National Moot Court Competition or in the Facebook page for the event.

ELSA Webinar Academy: Benelux on Space Law

More information can be found on the Conference’s Facebook and Instagram profiles!

The Benelux Conference is a yearly event co-organised by three national groups of the European Law Students’ Association : ELSA Belgium, ELSA The Netherlands and ELSA Luxembourg.

This year the topic of the conference will be Space law. Space law can be defined as the body of international law governing space-related conducts and activities.
It adresses a variety of matters such as the preservation of space and Earth environment, liability for damages caused by space objects, the use of space-related technologies and of course international cooperation.
Due to the current situation, the Conference will be held online, from the 5th to the 12th of December.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend online lectures given by various profesionals specialized in the topic of Space law.

After the Conference, all participants will receive a certificate of participation.
Apply before November 22nd and get our 15€ early-bird participation fee! 
After November 22nd, the participation fee will be 20€.
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