S.J.D. in Comparative Constitutional Law
Applicants for the S.J.D. in Comparative Constitutional Law program must hold an LL.M. degree in a related field from a recognized university or institution of higher education. Students enrolled in a doctoral program at CEU cannot be simultaneously enrolled in other institutions of higher education. For more information on degree requirements, please refer to section 2.2 of the Legal Studies Doctoral Regulations.
Complete applications must be submitted by the deadline.
Required documents for online application:
- Detailed research proposal (max. 2000 word including literature)
- Curriculum Vitae and list of publications
- Proof of English proficiency (for applicants not taking the CEU-administered TOEFL exam)
- Certified English version of full transcripts
- Certified English version of diploma(s), or official documentation indicating the expected date of graduation
- Two reference letters (directly uploaded to Embark)
NOTE: Late submission of required documents is not possible, and incomplete applications may lead to early stage rejection.
For CEU graduates applying to Doctoral Programs no separate testing will be offered. Admission is based on the academic records and the submitted application.
Applicants who have not earned their LL.M. degree at CEU are required to take the CEU-administered admissions tests according to the following scheme:
At CEU testing location
NOTE: Applicants from countries with a local CEU representation must travel to the testing site location to take the admission test.
Candidates who received their law degree from an accredited American law school need not take the CEU-administered legal reasoning test. Rather, they should submit a copy of their LSAT scores with their application for admission, and follow the alternative testing instructions.
NOTE: Applicants from countries without a local CEU representation may follow the alternative testing scheme, or if possible they may travel to a neighboring country to take the admission test.
Candidates who are unable to travel to a testing location, and who have not previously taken a Law School Admissions Test, are welcome to take the LSAT (see the LSAC website for LSAT administration information). CEU will accept a copy of their LSAT score report for the admissions process. However, taking the LSAT is not mandatory.
The Legal Studies admissions examination administered at the testing site is composed of the following:
Candidates applying to the S.J.D. in Comparative Constitutional Law Program should be familiar with the Constitution of the United States, and with the public law system of their country of residence.
The test day will be structured as follows:
2. Short academic essay(s).
Short-listed applicants, who did not submit their English language test results, will be invited to take the CEU-administered TOEFL test on a later date.
The alternative Legal Studies admissions examination is composed of the following:
Candidates applying to the Comparative Constitutional Law Program should be familiar with the Constitution of the United States, and with the public law system of their country of residence.
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