Course Descriptions - Budapest

International Copyright Law (2 credit hours)

Instructor: Professor John Blevins

Class Dates: Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 22

Class Time: 9:00 - 11:20 a.m.

Final Exam: Saturday, July 23

This course examines the international protection of copyrighted works.  Modern international trade and communication technologies make it imperative for intellectual property lawyers to be prepared to face a variety of problems that transcend national borders. Knowledge of international copyright law requires understanding the complex interrelationships between international treaties, domestic law, and informal norms.  This class will provide a comparative analysis of copyright laws and policies in the United States (US) and European Union (EU) countries.  We will examine the structure and sources of copyright law, focusing particularly on international treaties.  We will also compare US and EU approaches to a number of doctrinal and policy areas.  Finally, we will explore how private parties can enforce copyrights internationally.

Central European Legal Systems in Transition (1 credit hour)
Instructor: Professor Gabor Hamza
Class Dates: Monday, July 11– Friday, July 22
Class Time: 11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Final Exam: Saturday, July 23

The course will focus on the historical backgrounds of the post-socialist legal systems of countries in Central Europe. The diminishing role of government in the economic sphere and the problems and opportunities of privatization, as well as harmonization and unification with legal systems and economies of the member states of the European Union, will be explored. The course seeks to convey an understanding of the changing nature and function of both public (constitutional) and private law in Central Europe.

  • Both courses are limited to a maximum of 20 students.
  • Classes and the administrative office will be located at the Eötvös Loránd University Law School.