In conjunction with the Eötvös Loránd University College of Law, the Budapest Summer Legal Studies Program presents a two-week, two-course comparative law offering for those students interested in the evolving political and legal landscape of Europe. Participants will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the dramatic evolution of this dynamic Eastern European country now that is has entered the European Union. Budapest provides a spectacular site for such an experience, displaying its famous Danube vista contrasting the twin cities of Buda and Pest with their diverse architectural showpieces—the national Parliament, St. Matthias Cathedral, and others—facing one another on opposite sides of this wide, historic river.
The comparative law curriculum is complemented with visits to key legal institutions in Budapest, including the Hungarian Supreme Court, the Parliament, and an international law firm. Classes will be conducted at the distinguished Eötvös Loránd University, conveniently located in the downtown part of the city, and students are offered their choice of a three-star program hotel in the neighborhood or arranging their own lodging.
A group of 17 students travelled to Budapest in 2012.