Legal

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Legal Department’s responsibility is to answer to all of the legal needs of the SDSA. The inherent duties of the Department consist of, notably, ensuring the continued compliance with legal requirements, identifying potential legal flaws, assisting with administrative requests, conducting legal research on behalf of other departments and answering any questions that may arise, as well as reviewing or drafting bylaws, contracts, terms and conditions, and internal regulations.

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A WORD FROM THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Philipraja Anthonponrajkumar 

“Having completed a Bachelor in International Relations and then a Bachelor in Law, the opportunity to join the SDSA seemed like an obvious one, in order to make the link and take advantage of my skills acquired during these two courses.
In June 2022, during a reception organised at the residence of the of the Consul General of France, where I had been personally invited by the Geneva representative of the Jeunes IHEDN, in order to discuss cross-border issues, I met the President of the SDSA. From this discussion, we concluded that I could bring my expertise to found and take the reins of the Legal Department of the SDSA. I was immediately attracted to the idea and this project became a reality when I was elected Head of the Legal Department.
Currently, I am undertaking a Master’s degree in Economic Law. As part of this program, I have been selected to join the team that will represent the UNIGE at the ‘John H. Jackson/Elsa Moot Court’ (a moot court competition in English on international trade law). Besides my studies, I am, among other things, a volunteer lawyer for the Permanence Juridique des Étudiants.”

 

ACTIVE MEMBERS

Tiffany Martin 

“I joined the SDSA because I wanted to be able to be closer to diplomacy and share with other members about this field that I care about, while also being able to share my experiences with them. I love exchanging and learning about other people’s cultures.”