LL.M. in Comparative Constitutional Law

Degree requirements

Applicants for the LL.M. in Comparative Constitutional 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.

Application requirements

Completed applications must be submitted through online application system (LLM in Comparative Constitutional Law) by the deadline. 

Required documents for online application:

o   Curriculum Vitae

o   Copy of passport containing the applicant's ID photo

o   Proof of English proficiency 

o   Certified English version of full transcripts

o   Certified English version of diploma(s), or official documentation indicating the expected date of graduation

o   Two academic referees / One academic and one professional referee if the candidate has more than three years of work experience (email addresses directly uploaded to online application system)

o    1500-word essay on the topic below specified by the respective programs: 

"Describe and discuss a recent problem or challenge relating to separation of powers and checks and balances in your country in 300 to 500 words. In the rest of the essay, please reflect on this problem from a comparative constitutional perspective by explaining its origins, how similar issues emerge in other countries, and how such problems are resolved in national constitutions or constitutional case law. The essay should not exceed 1500 words in total (excluding footnotes)." 

NOTE: Late submission of required documents is not possible, and incomplete applications may lead to early stage rejection.


The Legal Studies admissions examination is composed of the following:

  • Review of application packages
  • Telephone/Skype interview offered to selected applicants on the basis of their application package 

Candidates applying to the Comparative Constitutional Law Program should be familiar with the Constitution of the United States, and with the public law system of their country of residence and may find it useful to read Limiting Government by András Sajó, Central European University Press, 1999.

The Department of Legal Studies reserves the right to check the originality of all submissions.

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