Comparative Constitutional Law – credit requirements (CCL LL.M.)

Students studying for an LL.M. degree in Comparative Constitutional Law shall obtain 24 Legal Studies course credits and write a short thesis, or shall obtain 21 Legal Studies credits and write a long thesis.

 The course credits shall be obtained according to the following rules:

Mandatory courses (0 credits)

  • Introduction to Public International Law / Gábor Kajtár (Pre-session, 0 credit)
  • Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law / Renáta Uitz (Pre-session, 0 credits)
  • Academic Legal Writing and Research / Matthias Möschel (Fall term, 0 credit)
  • Computer-based Legal Research / S.J.D. Candidate (Fall term, 0 credit)
  • Constitutions at Work: Comparative Perspectives / Renáta Uitz (Fall term, 3 credits)
  • Thesis Writing Course / CAW Instructor (Winter term, 0 credit)


Restricted elective courses (mandatory credits)

Rights-related courses (5 credits must be obtained out of 10)

  • European Anti-Discrimination Law / Mathias Möschel (Fall - Winter terms, 2 credits)
  • Freedom of Expression / András Sajó (Fall term, 2 credits)
  • Political Rights in Comparative Perspective / Daniel Smilov (Winter term, 1 credit)
  • Comparative Equality / Michel Rosenfeld (Spring term, 1 credit)
  • Comparative Freedom of Religion / Cole Durham, Brett Scharffs (Spring term, 2 credits)
  • Freedom of Religion – Advanced / Cole Durham (Spring term, 1 credit)
  • Socio-Economic Rights / András Sajó (Spring term, 1 credit)

Government-related courses (5 credits must be obtained out of 8)

  • French Constitutional Law and its Influence Abroad / Mathias Möschel (Fall term, 2 credits)
  • Introduction to German Constitutional Law / Alexander Blankenagel (Fall term, 1 credit)
  • Rule of Law in Public Administration: The German Approach / Alexander Blankenagel (Fall term, 1 credit)
  • Constitution-Building in Africa / Markus Böckenförde, Gedion Hessebon (Winter term, 1 credit)
  • Constitutionalism and Rights in South and South East Asia / Arun Thiruvengadam (Spring term, 1 credit)
  • Decline of Constitutionalism 2: Silently Hating Human Rights (interdisciplinary workshop) / András Sajó (Spring term, 1 credit)
  • Non-Democratic Constitutionalism / David Landau (Spring term, 1 credit)

Students are advised to consult their thesis supervisor when selecting restricted elective courses.
Students in the Clinical Specialization shall see further requirements.