ELSA (European Law Students’ Association) is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit-making organisation run by and for students. It is comprised of students and recent graduates who are interested in academic and personal excellence in addition to their studies at their universities. ELSA offers law students the perfect platform to develop their existing skills, acquire new skills and meet fellow students and legal professionals throughout Europe. Five law students from Austria, Hungary, Poland and West Germany founded ELSA in 1981. Today ELSA is the world’s largest independent law students’ association and it is represented at nearly 200 faculties in 41 countries across Europe with membership in excess of 30 000 students and young lawyers.

The Maltese chapter of ELSA, ELSA Malta, was founded in 1991 and is recognised as a student organisation by the Senate of the University of Malta.

The ELSA Malta Law Review

The ELSA Malta Law Review is a student-edited and peer-reviewed Law Review published by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) Malta. The Review is published annually and is independent from the University of Malta. Furthermore, in keeping with the spirit of ELSA, it is of a neutral, non-profit making and non-governmental character.

The law review enjoys the support of the Chamber of Advocates (the Bar Association of Malta).

The aims of the Law Review are to provide students with exposure and to publish their research; to provide opportunities for students and young practitioners to enhance their academic writing and editing skills; to provide greater accessibility to legal scholarship for practitioners, academic and students, and to publish research by academia.

This is an open access journal, meaning that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

In addition, the ELSA Malta Law Review is also available though the academic database, the Social Science Research Network.