The Department of Legal Studies is committed to research based teaching. Our permanent and visiting faculty integrates the puzzles and findings of individual research outputs in their daily teaching, doctoral seminars, in master and doctoral thesis supervision. Distinguished visitors contribute to the intellectual environment of the department in frequent public lectures.
Core research areas:
Comparative Constitutional Law: civil and political rights in established and emerging democracies; biomedical law and reproductive rights; enforcement of socio-economic rights, governance in transition to democracy; comparative constitutional adjudication; freedom of religion and free speech in a global world; comparative constitutional adjudication; corruption; constitutional transplants; rule of law;
Human Rights Law: European and international protection of human rights; politics and theories of European integration; minority rights; freedom of expression; human rights and criminal justice; freedom of religion; Roma rights; welfare rights in welfare states; constitutional protection of basic rights; human rights in Africa; indigenious rights; inter-American human rights systems
International Business Law: international commercial arbitration and mediation; investment law; conflict of laws; corporate social responsibility; comparative bankruptcy and secured transactions law; international economic law, comparative law; legal aspects of corporate finance, uniform law; advanced contracts (franchise, leasing); economy and society; international business transactions