The European Law Students Association (ELSA) in Switzerland established a biennial Arbitration Summer School starting in 2013. In recognizing the importance of arbitration in international business and the role which Switzerland and Geneva play, ELSA runs this one-week intense academic, social and networking arbitration program in Geneva.

The ELSA Arbitration Summer School is part of the outstanding summer schools program which ELSA conducts in many different areas of law throughout Europe.

MIDS has contributed to the Arbitration Summer School by hosting it in its classrooms , and by having MIDS professors join the summer school faculty.

MIDS supports the ELSA Arbitration Summer School as an excellent opportunity for young law students to become familiar with international arbitration at the heart of one of its international practice hubs and at one of its leading academic institutions.