Central European University International Business Law

Central European University International Business Law

In today’s increasingly global world, it is most important to study and gain experience in a truly international environment. The CEU Legal Studies Department has each year about 120 students coming from more than 30 countries. It has alumni from more than 60 countries. Professors specialized in various fields of Comparative Constitutional Law, Human Rights and International Business Law, as well as Law and Economics come from about 20 countries.

Students of the Legal Studies Department also have besides their diversified and specialized study track the opportunity to gain further international experience in other countries. The best MA and LLM students are eligible to spend several months at one of our partner universities to do research for their masters thesis. S.J.D students are eligible for conference travel and research periods abroad. For IBL students, there is also the possibility to participate in the Willem C. Vis International Moot Court competition, while CCL and HR students may join the Jessup Moot Court competition. CCL and HR students can opt for a clinical specialization with an NGO, or alternatively complete internships at various local non governmental organizations. LLM and MA students may apart from that apply for the CEU funded short research grant during the research module.

Outstanding professors from various parts of the world introduce our students to state of the art legal research, reasoning and writing, making them competitive, and capable to work in various fields of legal practice and research after successful graduation.

The brilliant academic study program at Legal Studies Department along with the inspiring, multicultural experience offered by the CEU community, with its unique location at the heart of downtown Budapest, issues every year a number of excellent graduates who keep a lifelong, dear memory of their time at CEU.

Facilities of CEU Legal Studies Department

While being well known for its academic excellence, CEU is also committed to providing a student centered environment. CEU caters for students a wealth of resources that bring them closer to success in their studies and professional development. Central European University is also proud of its vibrant multicultural community, where students from many different countries can feel equally welcome.

  • CEU library hosts one of the best English language law collections both printed and electronic in Hungary, as well as extended resources in other related areas of humanities.
  • The Open Society Archives ( OSA ) is an archival laboratory, collecting, preserving, and making openly accessible documents related to recent history and human rights.
  • The Human Rights Initiative ( HRSI ) is an awareness raising and capacity building organization based at Central European University ( CEU ). It was founded in 1999 by the students of the CEU Legal Studies Human Rights Program.
  • In addition to its comprehensive financial aid packages, CEU offers other types of financial support for enrolled students in forms of research and conference grants and academic awards.
  • The Center for Academic Writing offers foreign language courses taught by highly experienced and qualified teachers.
  • The Student Records Office ( SRO ) provides a wide array of services related to the academic aspect of studying at CEU, such as official and unofficial transcripts, certificates of enrollment, information on diplomas, and information on Apostille procedure.
  • The integrated Alumni Relations and Career Services unit coordinates all alumni and career support programs. It also provides the primary means of communication between students, alumni, employers and the University.
  • The CEU Medical Center is open to all students. Access to the Medical Center requires a valid student ID and a medical insurance card.

CEU Law Programs

  • Comparative Constitutional Law Program
  • Human Rights Program
  • International Business Law Program
  • Law and Economics Program
  • OSJI Fellowship Program
  • Doctoral Program

Courses Offered by CEU Legal Studies

1. LLM in Comparative Constitutional Law

Eligibility :

Applicants for the LLM in Comparative Consitutional Law program must have completed their undergraduate studies in law before enrolling to the program. A law degree will be considered as adequate if in a given country it presents sufficient academic requirements for taking the Bar exam. Candidates with a degree in political science or international relations may also apply for admission.

2. MA in Human Rights

Eligibility :

Applicants for the MA in Human Rights program must have completed their undergraduate university studies before enrolling to the program. Admission with a three year Bachelor’s degree may be possible for suitable candidates in exceptional cases. Three year BA degree earned within the Bologna system is not acceptable without an additional MA degree.

3. LLM in Human Rights

Eligibility :

Applicants for the LLM in Human Rights program must have completed their undergraduate studies in law before enrolling to the program. A law degree will be considered as adequate if in a given country it presents sufficient academic requirements for taking the Bar exam.

4. LLM in International Business Law

Eligibility :

Applicants for the LLM in International Business Law program must have completed their undergraduate studies in law before enrolling to the program. A law degree will be considered as adequate if in a given country it presents sufficient academic requirements for taking the Bar exam.

5. LLM in Law and Economics

Eligibility :

Applicants for the LLM in Law and Economics must have completed their undergraduate studies in law before enrolling to the program. A law degree will be considered as adequate if in a given country it presents sufficient academic requirements for taking the Bar exam.

6. SJD in Comparative Constitutional Law

Eligibility :

Applicants for the SJD in Comparative Constitutional Law program must hold an LLM 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.

7. SJD in International Business Law

Eligibility :

Applicants for the SJD in International Business Law program must hold an LLM 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.

8. PhD in Political Science – Human Rights Track

Eligibility :

Applicants for the PhD in Political Science – Human Rights Track program must have a Master’s degree in a related field from a recognized university or institution of higher education. Students enrolled in a doctoral program at CEU must not be simultaneously enrolled in other institutions of higher education.

The program is mainly designed for students finishing with an MA in Human Rights, but does not exclude applicants from outside of CEU.

9. LLM / MA in Human Rights – Justice Initiative Fellows Program

Eligibility :

Applicants to the MA in Human Rights – Justice Initiative Fellows Program must have completed their undergraduate university studies before enrolling to the program. Admission with a three year Bachelor’s degree may be possible for suitable candidates in exceptional cases. Three year BA degree earned within the Bologna system does not qualify without an additional MA degree. ( or )

Applicants to the LLM in Human Rights – Justice Initiative Fellows Program must have completed their undergraduate studies in law before enrolling in the program. A law degree will be considered as adequate if in a given country it presents sufficient academic requirements for taking the Bar exam.

Contact Details of CEU Legal Studies Department

Department of Legal Studies, Central European University,
Nador u.9. H – 1051 Budapest,
Hungary,
Email : legalst [at] ceu [dot] hu,
Phone : (+36-1) 327 3197,
Fax : (+36-1) 327 3198.