A Legal Research Group (LRG) is a group of law-students and young attorneys, who conduct research in a specific area or relating to a particular law with the purpose of publishing the results making their work accessible to everyone. Legal research was one of the main purposes of ELSA during the first years after the establishment of the organization. In the 1980’s, when ELSA was founded as a platform for European cooperation between law-students, it saw itself as an important link to exchanging experience and knowledge. In the 1990’s our predecessors made great progress building a strong organization with focus on international exchange. In the 2000’s young students from both eastern and western Europe faced major changes in their legal systems. Our members have been part of enormous legal developments such as the expansion of the European Union and the implementation of EU-law. To give an example, the result of the ELSA PINIL (Project on International Criminal Court National Implementation Legislation) has been one of the largest international researches done on criminal law in Europe. Actually, the final land-reports have been used as basis for implementation of new legislation in many European countries.
The final reports can be found here: LRG Social Rights