The Department of Legal Studies provides high quality advanced legal education and education in human rights, comparative constitutional law, and international business law. Its programs are among the finest in Europe, enabling students to obtain a solid grounding in fundamental legal concepts in civil law and common law systems and to develop unique skills in comparative analysis. Our students are encouraged to see complex legal and social problems in their broader context and seek solutions across continents and disciplines. Read more...


Marina Agaltsova

Marina Agaltsova was accepted onto CEU’s LLM program at the young age of 21. This program was crucial in cementing and moulding her research interests and career. After completing the LLM in Human Rights Law, Agaltsova practised law in Russia, litigating cases concerning enforced disappearances, unlawful killings by officials, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly. She has developed a particularly keen interest in free speech law.

Virág Blazsek

Virág Blazsek works as a Lecturer in Commercial, Corporate and Banking Law at the University of Leeds School of Law in the United Kingdom. Her responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and master’s courses in Commercial Law, International Banking Law, Contract Law, and Insolvency Law. She serves as a personal tutor for dozens of undergraduate students and is supervising over a dozen undergraduate theses and postgraduate dissertations. In her scholarship, Virág writes about Commercial Law and Banking Law.