Jake Camilleri, who last year served as ELSA Malta’s Director Social Policy and Legal Publications, has officially put his name forward for the role of Vice President for Academic Activities on the International Board of the Pan-European association.
Camilleri is currently in Baku, Azerbaijan attending ELSA’s bi-annual International Council Meeting. Elections will be held this Saturday, 30th March.
During his tenure in ELSA Malta, Camilleri oversaw projects such as the ELSA Malta Law Review and ELSA Malta’s Project Jurisprudence, key publications used by law students and professionals alike. Just after finishing last term, Camilleri was appointed Assistant for Academic Activities for ELSA International, an office which he says has prepared him in the election to come.
If elected, Camilleri will be heading some of the largest projects which the association holds such as the Legal Research Group, ELSA Law Review, ELSA Negotiation Competition, the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition (EHRMCC), the International Focus Programme (IFP) and ELSA Day; an event commemorating the ideals and values of the organisation.
On the office he’d hold, Camilleri stated that “The role of Academic Activities is an extremely demanding but even more rewarding position on the International Board and contesting for this was something I have been thinking about for a while. Having held the position of assistant of this same office, I’m now ready to take on the challenges ahead. I want to build on my predecessor’s successful term and keep taking the office to new heights.”
ELSA Malta has so far provided the International Board of ELSA with 10 of its officers in the 32 years of its membership since its inception. The most recent Maltese representatives on the International Board have been Nigel Micallef in 2016, and Matteo Alessandro who followed suit last year and currently serves as the Vice President for Marketing of ELSA International. Joining Camilleri are 7 Maltese delegates representing ELSA Malta, all of whom form part of this year’s National Board.