Vår stadga och beslutssamling är det centrala för vår verksamhet.
Styrdokumenten har grunden i vad som stadgas i syftet som sätter tonen för resten av innehållet samt utgör grunden för vårt arbete idag likväl som i framtiden:
ELSA is a non-political, independent, non-profit-making association the aims of which are to promote, establish and develop mutual understanding, co-operation and personal contacts between law students and young lawyers from different states and legal systems, thereby equipping them for professional life in an international environment.
With respect to the realisation of the above aims, ELSA will be guided by the following philosophy statement:
A just world in which there is respect for human dignity and cultural diversity.
To contribute to legal education, to foster mutual understanding and to promote social responsibility of law students and young lawyers.
To provide opportunities for law students and young lawyers to learn about other cultures and legal systems in a spirit of critical dialogue and scientific co-operation.
To assist law students and young lawyers to be internationally minded and professionally skilled.
To encourage law students and young lawyers to act for the good of society.