Before starting her doctoral studies Virág Blazsek was practicing law for almost ten years mainly as in-house legal counsel in the banking sector, where she also worked in managing position for more than two years. She passed the Hungarian Bar Exam in 2008. She studied international, commercial and EU law at the University of Gerona, Spain in academic year 2001/2002 and spent a shorter time as exchange student at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Her work as an SJD candidate is focused on the comparative legal analysis of bank bailouts with an emphasis on the regulatory framework. Her areas of interest include regulation of the financial sector, bankruptcy, international insolvency law, secured transactions, corporate law, competition law, consumer protection, international arbitration, comparative law, law and economics and sociology of law.
From August 2016 to January 2017 Virág served as a visiting researcher at Fordham Law School. During the 2017 spring and summer terms she was a research fellow at Columbia Law School in New York.