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 (3 credits)

  • Introduction to Public International Law / Markus Böckenförde (Pre-session, 0 credit) 
  • Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law / Renáta Uitz (Pre-session, 0 credit)
  • Academic Legal Writing and Research / Sejal Parmar, Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga, Mathias Möschel (Fall term, 0 credit)
  • Constitutions at Work: Comparative Perspectives / Renáta Uitz (Fall term, 2 credits)
  • Comparative Legal Research Skills and Methods / Markus Böckenförde (Fall term, 1 credit)

Mandatory-elective courses (mandatory credits)

Rights-related courses (6 credits must be obtained out of 13) 

  • European Anti-Discrimination Law / Mathias Möschel (Fall, 2 credits)
  • Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Council of Europe / Eszter Polgári (Fall term, 2 credits)
  • Freedom of Expression / András Sajó (Winter 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, 2 credits)

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

  • French Constitutional Law and Its Influence Abroad / Mathias Möschel (Fall term, 2 credits)
  • German Constitutional Law in Its Historic and Political Context / Markus Böckenförde (Fall term, 2 credits) 
  • Constitution-Building in Africa / Markus Böckenförde, Gedion Hessebon (Fall-Winter terms, 2 credits) 
  • Illiberal Democracy / András Sajó (Winter-Spring terms, 2 credits)
  • Constitutionalism and Rights in South and South East Asia / Arun Thiruvengadam (Spring term, 1 credit)
  • People, Popular Sovereignty and the Constitution of Illiberal Democracy [Intellectual Themes Initiative Workshop] András Sajó (Spring term, 1 credit)