Program Highlights - Budapest

The two classes Comparative Judicial Systems (two credit hours) and Central European Legal Systems in Transition (one credit hour) will be conducted in an air-conditioned classroom in the Eötvös Loránd University School of Law, the most prestigious law school in Hungary. Students enrolled in the Loyola program will have the use of the modern library located in this imposing building.

On Sunday, June 1, we will have a bus tour of central Budapest, followed by a welcome dinner at a restaurant located near the law school and the Hotel Erzsebet. The bus tour which will feature the Margaret and Chain bridges, the House of Parliament, the Royal Castle, the Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Hero Square and more. The tour also visits Gellert Hill for fantastic photo opportunities of the city.

Individual trips on separate days will be scheduled to the Parliament, the Presidential Palace, the Constitutional Court and a law firm.

On Saturday, June 7, there will be an optional all-day bus tour (for an extra fee) of the picturesque and historic Danube Bend region, including the towns of Esztergom, Visegrád, and Szentendre.

Exams will be held for both classes on Saturday, June 14, and a farewell dinner cruise on the Danube will follow. We recommend that students not plan to leave Budapest until Sunday, June 15, in order to accommodate the exam schedule.

The Budapest program is scheduled so that it can be easily combined with the Loyola program in Spetses. The official end of the Budapest program is the day that the Spetses program begins. One of the advantages of the foreign summer programs for Loyola students is the cheaper hourly tuition as compared to courses taken in New Orleans. For students already planning to go to Spetses, adding the two-week, three-credit-hour program in Budapest helps to maximize tuition savings and help cover travel expenses. Students from other U.S. law schools which charge tuition by the credit hour may realize similar cost savings.