Elsa meeting unites East and West

A FOREIGN Office grant of £26,000 will unite law students from East and West Europe at an international conference in Nottingham next month.

The UK branch of the European Law Students Association is staging the organisation's 28th International Council Meeting from 9 to 16 September. The conference will be the first attended by students from all 38 of Elsa's member countries, thanks largely to the Foreign Office Know How Fund which will enable 45 delegates from 15 Central and Eastern European countries to attend.

ELSA's UK president, Eimear Hayden, said the event will be an important opportunity for members to discuss the Sinaia Project, an East-West exchange programme for students, trainees and practitioners.