Academic Activities

National Moot Court Competition

The National Moot Court Competition of ELSA Greece is the only competition that

simulates the national court system and will be held for third consecutive year in Athens,

with the support of distinguished academic personalities, the country’s judicial and

recognized law firms. This year, the National Moot Court Competition is evolving,

upgrading and simulating, for the first time, all three jurisdictions, attempting a holistic

approach to the Greek system of justice. The 6 th edition of the NMCC, we have the

honor to be under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic.


National Negotiation Competition

This year it will be organized, in cooperation with the Local Vice Presidents of Academic

Activities, the first National Negotiation Competition. The Competition will be

organized according to the Greek ENC Handbook, which was composed last year, it will

be hosted by ELSA Thessaloniki and it will be preceded by local-qualifying rounds, that

will be held at all three Local Groups.


Seminars & Conferences

International Conference on Maritime Law

In Greece, at the heart of global shipping, ELSA Greece holds the first international

conference on maritime law for students and young lawyers in middle of July. The

purpose of the Conference is to bring together participants from all over the world, to

get acquainted with the various aspects of maritime law through the contributions of

great academics and lawyers of European and National scope.

ELSA Greece will work with academic and maritime stakeholders to achieve its great

endeavor, with which they will ensure the high quality of the Conference at all levels.


ELSA Delegations

Greek delegates get an insight in the daily work of recognised international organisations

and experience the feeling of drafting international legal documents. As well as they

acquire a legal background in topics they would never otherwise have a chance to

learn about and they get a chance to meet with leading lawyers in the respective field of

law. Acquire contacts of professional diplomats and get closer to your potential future


Find out more:


WELS Komotini on Refugee & Migration Law

ELSA Komotini is more than proud to present you the 5th edition of Winter ELSA Komotini Law School on Refugee and Migration Law.

This year’s WELS Komotini has an intensive program of legal courses, offering a deep insight in the two law fields, delivered by distinguished professors, lawyers and experts. Apart from lectures, the participants will have the opportunity to develop their legal skills and practice the gained knowledge in workshops.

Moreover, the participants will have the chance to gain one in a life time experience visiting one of the Refugee Reception and Identification Centers at Fylakio, Evros. However, the program doesn’t end with the lectures, as participants will have the chance to live a real Greek experience by visiting city’s attractions and touring to the nearby cities.

For more information, please visit our Facebook page “Winter ELSA Law School on Refugee and Migration Law”.



SELS Athens on International Investment Law

We regret to inform you that we won’t be able to have our SELS Athens on
International Investment Law as an in-person event but the continued uncertainty
surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic forces us to adapt; so, exceptionally for this
year only, we eventually decided to turn the academic programme of our Summer
ELSA Law School into an online legal course, labeled under the “ELSA Webinars
Please note that in light of the COVID-19 situation, and after careful consideration,
the International Board of ELSA has decided to cancel all Summer ELSA Law
Schools planned to take place this summer (“Summer ELSA Law Schools 2020
Cycle”). You may read the full statement at
Welcome to the ELSA Webinars Academy for International Investment Law
The ELSA Webinars Academy for International Investment Law is organised between
17 to 22 August 2020 with a view to provide participating students from all over the
world with the opportunity to learn from a group of experts from academia and legal
practice. Our aim is for participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of
international investment law and be able to locate and compare the various
approaches taken by investment arbitral tribunals.
The ELSA Webinars Academy for International Investment Law 2020 is jointly
organized by ELSA Athens and the Athens Public International Law Center (Athens
PIL) of the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
under the academic supervision of Dr Anastasios Gourgourinis.
The ELSA Webinars Academy for International Investment Law 2020 will consist of a
total of 30 hours of interactive lectures over 6 days, which will provide
participants with all the essential tools to grasp the key aspects of international
investment law, while also addressing some of the currently “hottest topics” of the
field. The programme will also feature two online interactive workshops conducted
under the aegis of ICDR Y&I and Young ICCA.
The ELSA Webinars Academy for International Investment Law 2020 Academic
Faculty includes (in alphabetical order):
 Claudia Annacker (Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP)

 John Apsouris (General Counsel, Hellenic Petroleum Group; Chair of the Legal
Issue Group of FuelsEurope, a division of the European Petroleum Refiners
 Panagiotis Chalkias (Associate, White & Case S.A., Geneva; Young ICCA Co-
 Daniel Costelloe (Counsel, WilmerHale, London)
 Georgios Dimitropoulos (Associate Professor of Law, HBKU College of Law)
 Aikaterini Florou (Senior Lecturer and LL.M. Course Coordinator, University of
Bedfordshire; Associate Editor, Journal of World Energy Law and Business;
Visiting Scholar, University of Bologna)
 Filippo Fontanelli (Senior Lecturer in International Economic Law, University of
 Camilla Gambarini (Senior Associate, Withers LLP, London; Young ICCA Co-
 Anastasios Gourgourinis (Lecturer in Public International Law, National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law; Athens PIL)
 Clotilde Jourdain – Fortier (Professor in Private Law and Criminal Sciences and
Director of the CREDIMI, University of Burgundy, Dijon)
 Stella Leptourgou (Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration)
 Chrysoula Mavromati (Legal Adviser, Department for International Trade Legal
Advisers, UK Government Legal Department)
 Antonios Metaxas (Professor of EU Law, University of Athens)
 Federico Ortino (Reader of International Economic Law, King’s College London)
 Thomas – Nektarios Papanastasiou (Assistant Professor of Public International
Law, Neapolis University, Pafos – Faculty of Law)
 Martins Paparinskis (Reader in Public International Law, University College
 Ioannis Prezas (Associate Professor of International Law at the Sorbonne Law
School, University Paris 1 Pantheon – Sorbonne; Sorbonne Research Institute for
International and European Studies)
 Tim Rauschning (Senior Associate, Luther, Hamburg)
 Silja Schaffstein (Counsel, Lévy Kaufmann–Kohler)
 Claire Sergaki (Associate, Dryllerakis & Associates)
 Eduardo Silva Romero (Partner and co-Chair of the International Arbitration
global practice, Dechert LLP; Professor Emeritus of Rosario University, Bogota;
Professor of International Contracts and Investment Arbitration at Sciences Po,
 Marina Trunk – Fedorova (Associate Professor, St. Petersburg State University;
Senior Research Fellow, University of Kiel)
 Lukas Vanhonnaeker (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McGill University – Faculty
of Law)
 Paolo Vargiu (Lecturer in International Law, University of Leicester)
 Matthew Weiniger QC (Dispute Resolution Partner, Global Co-Head of
International Arbitration, Linklaters LLP)
Practical Information
The Academy will consist of live webinars that will be conducted in real time as
opposed to pre-recorded, on-demand webinars. The Organising Committee will

prepare the Webinar Room and send you the email invitation beforehand. The
Webinar Room will consist of interactive features (e.g. document and screen sharing,
whiteboard), text chat mode, audio & video, presentation, polls & surveys, the
attendee list, live sharing options, and advanced settings.
Please note that daily lectures start at 10.00 CEST and end at 17.00 CEST, with
a two-hour break between 12.00 CEST and 14.00 CEST.
A certificate of participation will be awarded to participants who have attended
at least 80% of the academic programme.
Application Guidelines
The application form can be found here.

The application period will open on Friday, the 4th of June at 10.00 CEST and will
close on Friday, the 18th of June at 23.59 CEST.

All information about our individual application period, including the application form
and the participation fees, are displayed to all prospective applicants as part of our
event’s portfolio at

SELS Thessaloniki on Tax Law

For the last 5 years every middle of July, ELSA Thessaloniki combines a specific field of law in a high quality academic programme. Every year, students from all over the world have the chance to get to know the Greek culture, enjoy sight seeing in our beautiful city and take a taste from the traditional delicacies of Thessaloniki. During these days, we have arranged an excursion in Chalkidiki, a seaside place close to Thessaloniki, where participants can swim in crystal clear sea. Social events are held every night to remind them how vibrant the night life in Thessaloniki is.

This year we are more than happy to announce to you the renewal of our Summer School. After many years of Medical Law, our new topic is the European tax law! We are looking forward to seeing your participation in another great experience and welcome you to Thessaloniki!



ELSA Thessaloniki held a three-fold action in the context of ELSA Day to highlight the importance of
informing and advocacy the right to freedom of expression on the Internet.

With the crowning of the public consultation (8 discussion tables-80 participants), which took place on 27 November with the presence of university students, school students and guests from the field of journalism, law and civil society, the Association started a contact and interaction campaign with new students in the city.

Having as a basic rationale that children deserve to learn and offer to the whole project and not stay
away from it, ELSA Thessaloniki has visited public and private schools during November. In these
visits, presented its structure and philosophy, separated the students into working groups and
discussed together with them about useful aspects of the right and finally invited them to the public
consultation in 27 November. Except of schools, the field of Academic Activities has prepared and
addressed an interview with a law school professor who is specializing in personal data protection
issues. This constructive discussion has helped in the academic preparation of the consultation, since
there was a separate discussion table on the European Data Protection regulation.