Programs

The SJD program gives students an opportunity to work towards a doctoral degree in law with a combination of independent research and coursework. Physical presence in Budapest is required during the first three years of the SJD program, except during official research periods abroad. During the second year of their doctoral studies candidates are encouraged to spend an academic semester abroad to do research at a renowned law school or research institution. The SJD degree is awarded on the basis of successful public defense of the doctoral thesis (dissertation) before a panel composed of internal and external experts.

Since its foundation in 1998 the Human Rights Program has been offering quality graduate level education to students from various parts of the world, including Central and Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union and the Balkans. In recent years the number of students from Africa, America and from Asia has increased considerably. From the very beginning the main goal of the program has been to provide theoretical and practical training for future scholars and professionals in human rights, with special emphasis on the legal aspects of human rights protection.

The objective of the program is to provide students with advanced knowledge about the economic effects of divergent laws and to prepare them for a career in public organizations, business or law firms. The MA in Economic and Legal Studies is a full fee-paying program. No tuition waiver or stipend is available.

The Comparative Constitutional Law Program was established at CEU in 1992. Since its inception the curriculum of the program has examined the legal traditions of both civil law (Continental) and common law systems. The core curriculum centers on fundamental issues in comparative government and constitutional rights protection in leading and emerging democracies around the world. A rich selection of elective courses allows insight into the main problems of constitutionalism, human rights and minority protection, and into issues that are relevant to the understanding of the European and international legal system.

Since its foundation in 1998 the Human Rights Program has been offering quality graduate level education to students from various parts of the world, including Central and Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union and the Balkans. In recent years the number of students from Africa, America and from Asia has increased considerably. From the very beginning the main goal of the program has been to provide theoretical and practical training for future scholars and professionals in human rights, with special emphasis on the legal aspects of human rights protection.

The IBL program has repeatedly proved its ability to provide for cutting-edge education. Its initial focus on transition changed after a few years towards emphasis on the new global reality of international business transactions, on new actors, new priorities, new challenges, and new methods of dispute settlement. One of the main goals of the Program has been to enable graduate students from Central-Eastern Europe - as well as from other parts of the world - to cope with contemporary legal challenges posed by international business transactions, and to become highly qualified players.

The objective of the program is to provide students with advanced knowledge about the economic effects of divergent laws and to prepare them for a career in public organizations, business or law firms. The MA/LLM in Economic and Legal Studies is a full fee-paying program. No tuition waiver or stipend is available.