Announcement of the event on the Facebook page of ELSA Regensburg.
Announcement of the event on the Facebook page of ELSA Regensburg.

The virtual talk on “International legal advice from Germany for transition states” for students at the Heidelberg and Regensburg faculty groups of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) was held on 25 June 2022.

Numbering 50,000 members in total, ELSA is the world’s largest association of law students. It aims to promote and encourage mutual understanding and collaboration and organises gatherings of future and early career lawyers from different countries and legal systems.

With this in mind, the participants were keen to hear more about the structure and methodologies of IRZ and about technical questions such as competing legal systems in transition states. There was a particular interest in the opportunity of completing internships with IRZ and of pursuing a career in the area of legal transformation.

The talk was held by the lawyer Dr Stefan Pürner, Head of Section at IRZ for project area 7 (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia), who was among the co-initiators of the Regensburg faculty group of ELSA in 1989. 

Contact between the project area and the faculty groups was established as part of the programme initiated by IRZ to encourage language tandems  between law students from South Eastern Europe and Germany.