Faculty

  • Professor
    Chair of the Human Rights Program

    Károly Bárd is professor, chair of the Human Rights Program and co-director (with Renáta Uitz) of the clinical specialization at CEU Legal Studies Department. He started his career at the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Between 1990 and 1997 he served as vice-minister and later as deputy state secretary in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Hungary.

  • Associate Professor

    Marie-Pierre Granger is Associate Professor, affiliated with three CEU departments (Public Policy, International Relations and European Studies, and Legal Studies). her research interests lie in the fields of European Union Law, European integration and governance and comparative public law. At CEU, she teaches courses in the fields of European integration and governance, European Union law, comparative and international public law, and public administration.

  • Assistant Professor

    Kristina Irion is Assistant Professor at the Departments of Public Policy and Legal Studies at Central European University. She has worked in the field of audiovisual media and electronic communications regulation and policy for ten years as an academic and professional. While on research leave, she is a Marie Curie fellow at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam where she is implementing a research project on governing digital information.

  • Professor

    Professor at Legal Studies Department, Central European University, since 1992, professor and chair of the Labour and Social Law Department at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law (Budapest) with interruption since 1991 up to date. Taught subjects: labour and social law at ELTE, European labour law, gender and law, equal opportunity law as well as comparative social protection at CEU.

  • Professor

    Stefan Messmann is Professor of International Business Law at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, since 1998, where he was Head of the Legal Studies Department from 2004 to 2012. He also served as Academic Pro-Rector of CEU between 1999 and 2003.

  • Assistant Professor

    Sejal Parmar's areas of interest lie broadly in the field of international human rights law. Her current research focuses on the recent approach of UN human rights bodies towards freedom of expression and its interplay with other rights such as equality, freedom of religion and privacy.

  • Associate Professor

    Markus Petsche's main fields of academic interest include international arbitration and litigation, alternative dispute resolution, conflict of laws, international business transactions, and comparative law. Before joining CEU, he was a Senior Lecturer at Taylor's University School of Law, Malaysia and held adjunct appointments at Singapore Management University School of Law and the Sorbonne Assas International Law School Asia. Prior to embarking on an academic career, Markus Petsche was a deputy counsel at the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC and an associate in the arbitration department of Gide Loyrette Nouel's Paris office. He holds law degrees from the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne (maîtrise, DEA), NYU School of Law (LL.M.), and the European University Institute (Ph.D.).

  • University Professor
    - on leave -

    András Sajó is a judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg. He took his position on February 1, 2008. He is a University Professor at CEU and Global Visiting Professor of Law at New York University Law School. Professor Sajó was the founding dean of Legal Studies at CEU. In addition to his stature as a prominent constitutionalist, he is also a distinguished scholar in the human rights field, including media regulation.

  • Professor
    Director of the Center for Ethics and law in Biomedicine (CELAB)

    Judit Sándor is a full professor at the Faculty of Political Science, Legal Studies and Gender Studies of the Central European University (CEU), Budapest. She had a bar exam in Hungary she conducted legal practice at Simmons & Simmons in London, had fellowships at McGill (Montreal), at Stanford (Palo Alto), and at Maison de sciences de l’homme (Paris), at NYU (in New York as a Global Research Fellow). In 1996 she received Ph.D. in law and political science. She was one of the founders of the first Patients' Right Organization (‘Szószóló’) in Hungary, she was a member of the Hungarian Science and Research Ethics Council, and currently a member at the Hungarian Human Reproduction Commission.
    She participated in different national and international legislative, standard setting and policy making activities in the field of biomedical law and bioethics. In 2004-2005 she served as the Chief of the Bioethics Section at the UNESCO. She published seven books in the field of human rights and biomedical law. Her works appeared in different languages, including Hungarian, English, French and Portuguese. Since September 2005 she is a founding director of the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) at the Central European University. She has completed ten European research projects (including: GeneScreen, PUG, STRATA-ETAN GROUP, GeneBanC, PRIVIREAL, PRIVILEGED, Tiss.Eu, RemediE, EULOD, NANOPLAT), founded by the European Commission in the field of biobanks, genetic data, stem cell research, organ transplantation and human reproduction. In 2014-2016 she works at the NERRI and the EUCElLEX Projects.

  • Assistant Professor

    Caterina Sganga is Assistant Professor at CEU Legal Studies Department and Assistant Professor of Law and Management at CEU Business School (joint appointment) since August 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in Private Comparative Law from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa), an LL.M. from Yale Law School, and an LL.B. and J.D. from University of Pisa. Her current research interests focus on comparative intellectual property, IP strategic management, and the interplay between IP law and fundamental rights.

  • Professor
    CEU President and Rector

    John Shattuck currently serves as CEU President and Rector. He comes to CEU after a distinguished career spanning more than three decades in higher education, international diplomacy, foreign policy and human rights. 

  • Assistant Professor
    Director of the Doctoral (S.J.D.) Program (January-June 2013)

    Charlotte Steinorth joined the Legal Studies Department as Assistant Professor in 2012. She was formerly a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. She holds a law and a political science degree from the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and an LLM degree and a PhD from the London School of Economics. Her research focuses on human rights protection and democratization.

  • Professor
    Director of the Doctoral (S.J.D.) Program

    Professor Tibor Tajti received his S.J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Central European University and his LL.B. from the Law School of the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. He is currently teaching in the International Business Law Program at CEU Legal Studies Department. 

  • Professor
    Head of Department
    Chair of the Comparative Constitutional Law Program

    Renáta Uitz is Head of the Department of Legal Studies, and Chair of the Comparative Constitutional Law program. Her teaching covers subjects in comparative constitutional law in Europe and North America, transitional justice and human rights protection with special emphasis on the enforcement of constitutional rights and on issues of bodily privacy and sexuality.

  • University Professor
    Chair of the International Business Law Program

    Tibor Várady is an internationally-recognized scholar and expert on international commercial arbitration, private international law, and international business transactions. He was on the faculty of the Novi Sad Law School in the former Yugoslavia and served as director of its Center for International Studies for many years. Since 1993 he is a professor at the Legal Studies Department of the Central European University in Budapest, and Chairman of the International Business Law Program.