Department of Legal Studies

We offer advanced degree programs in comparative constitutional law, human rights and international business law accredited in the U.S. (not in Hungary). Our curriculum combines international and regional intellectual traditions,and offers students hands-on experience and internship opportunities. 

About

Education

  • Master of Laws in Comparative Constitutional Law/ This unique program focuses on examining constitutional issues in comparative, historical and social contexts in old, emerging and failing democracies. 
  • Master of Laws in Human Rights, MA in Human Rights/ These programs offer instruction in a variety of substantive human rights as well as in legal mechanisms and institutional processes that can be used to protect and promote human rights on the national, regional and international level. 
  • Master of Laws in International Business Law/This program focuses on international business transactions, the regulatory framework of international business and dispute resolution offering a comparative, cross-border perspective.

Research

Select Areas of Research 

  • Constitutional transformations: to and from democracy 
  • Constitutionalism and the rule of law – classic, modern, sham European and international protection of human rights 
  • Equality and nondiscrimination 
  • Human rights advocacy and litigation strategies 
  • Civil and political rights in established and emerging democracies 
  • Human rights and criminal justice 
  • Investment law 
  • International commercial arbitration and mediation Intellectual property and data protection law 
  • Bankruptcy and secured transactions law 
  • Corporate governance as well as capital markets and securities regulation

Career

Graduates of the department pursue careers as policymakers, diplomats, scholars, human rights professionals, judges, arbitrators, consultants and lawyers in business and public administration.

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Accreditation

 Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary. 

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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