ELSA Stirling is the Local Group of ELSA at the University of Stirling. It first gained Observer Status at the XV National Council Meeting in Aberdeen and has been a Full Member of ELSA UK since the XVI National Council Meeting in London in Spring 2017. ELSA Stirling has been partnered with the Stirling Law School and affiliated with the Stirling Student Union since it was founded in 2016. Hosting the 2018 Spring National Council Meeting has been the most notable contribution of the branch to the national network thus far, although it is continuously working hard to improve both its local activities and the network as a whole.
- President – Harry Whyte (email@example.com)
- Secretary General – Elizabeth Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Treasurer – Andrew Robertson (email@example.com)
- Marketing Deputy – Jatinder Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Vice President for Academic Activities – Dora Homanyi (email@example.com)
- Vice President for Seminars & Conferences – Zothile Nkosi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Vice President for STEP – Jatinder Singh (email@example.com)
- Vice President for Moot Court Competitions – Katelyn Montgomery (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Director of Social Activities – Jamielee Gooding
ELSA Stirling has run activities across all key areas over the past year.
Seminars & Conferences (S&C)
Data Protection Seminar
ELSA Stirling hosted a seminar on the topic of Data Protection. We had speakers from the Law school offering an in-depth overview of this developing issue, the panel then opened for discussion and question sessions at the event. It was great a success with students from a variety of faculties attending and participating
Indefinite Detention and Mental Health Defences Seminar
ELSA Stirling hosted a panel discussion on the topic of prisoners’ mental health and criminal defences. The main speaker was a PhD candidate from the University of Glasgow who presented her thesis. Thereafter, the discussion was opened to students during a Q&A session.
Academic Activities (AA)
Life as a Lawyer
This term ELSA Stirling we welcomed current Solicitors and Diploma students starting traineeships, and former alumni of the University of Stirling who studied Law back for a panel discussion. Each speaker introduced themselves and their legal journey before the question and answer session was opened for attendees. This was an excellent opportunity for our members to ask any burning questions they had about the diploma, traineeships, what being a solicitor is like. Followed by a mixer allowing the guest speakers and students to network further.
Moot Court Competitions (MCC)
ELSA Stirling held a Mooting workshop for all local law students to learn the basics of Mooting and hear advice from students who have done graded moots and taken part in international Mooting competitions. This is to help them with their degree and encourage them to branch out and try to participate in competitions as well.
To help our local member get the most out the Student Trainee Exchange Program ELSA Stirling have regularly run workshops to help them with both choosing which internships to apply for and their applications.