Organization and thesis topic proposals


Core members, supervisors


Our Doctoral School has 11 core members and 26 supervisors (including core members) from all fields of law, including civil law, law of civil procedure, criminal law, law of criminal procedure, European Union law, public international law (including international protection of human rights), legal history, jurisprudence and constitutional law.

Our core members:
  • Prof. dr. Tamás Horváth M. DSc (Dept. of Financial Law and Public Management) - Head of the Doctoral Shool
  • Prof. dr. Béla Szabó CSc (Dept. of Legal History) - Head of the Doctoral Program
  • Prof. dr. István Balázs CSc (Dept. of Administrative Law)
  • Prof. dr. Mátyás Bencze PhD (Dept. of Legal Theory and Legal Sociology)
  • Prof. dr. György Csécsy CSc (Dept. of Civil Law)
  • Prof. dr. László Fodor PhD (Dept. of Environmental Law and Labour Law)
  • Prof. dr. József Szabadfalvi DSc (Dept. of Legal Theory and Legal Sociology)
  • Prof. dr. Ernő Várnay CSc (Dept. of European and Public International Law)
  • dr. habil. Judit Balogh PhD (Dept. of Legal History)
  • dr. habil. Balázs Elek PhD (Dept. of Law of Criminal Procedure)
  • dr. habil. Veronika Szikora PhD (Dept. of Civil Law) - Dean


Thesis topic proposals


Our current thesis topic proposals in foreign languages:

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, FINANCIAL LAW (languages: English, French)

  • dr. habil. Zsuzsanna Árva (Dept. of Public Administration Law): The administrative aspects of education
  • Prof. dr. István Balázs (Dept. of Public Administration Law): Les changements de la théorie generale du service public
  • Prof. dr. Tamás Horváth M. (Dept of Financial Law and Public Management): Public administration and management
  • dr. habil. Gábor Attila Tóth (Dept. of Constitutional Law): Comparative constitutionalism
CIVIL LAW (INCLUDING COMMERCIAL LAW) AND CIVIL PROCEDURAL LAW (languages: English, German)

  • dr. habil. Tamás Fézer (Dept. of Civil Law): New tendencies in the development of a common European private law
  • dr. habil. Tamás Fézer (Dept. of Civil Law): Institutions of international business law in the 21st century
  • dr. Judit Molnár (Dept. of Law of Civil Procedure): Zivilprozess und ausserprozessliche Verfahren in Europa
  • dr. habil. László Pribula (Dept. of Law of Civil Procedure): Alternative dispute resolution: ways to avoid lawsuits in the 21st century
  • dr. habil. Veronika Szikora (Dept. of Civil Law): System und Reform des Gesellschaftsrechts in Europa
  • dr. habil. Veronika Szikora (Dept. of Civil Law): Entwicklungstendenzen des Gesellschaftsrechts in den 19-21. Jahrhunderten

CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURAL LAW (language: English)
  • dr. habil. Balázs Elek (Dept. of Law of Criminal Procedure): Formation of judicial belief, and the basic principles of the criminal procedure
  • dr. Sándor Madai (Dept. of Criminal Law and Criminology): Challenges of substantive criminal law in the 21st century
  • dr. Krisztián Szabó (Dept. of Law of Criminal Procedure): Possible directions of changes of some criminal procedural legal institutions in the light of the codification of criminal procedural law

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, LABOUR LAW (languages: English, German)
  • Prof. dr. László  Fodor (Dept. of Environmental Law and Labour Law): Klimaschutzrecht der EG; Ungarisch-Deutsche Rechtsvergleichung
  • dr. György Nádas (Dept. of Environmental Law and Labour Law): Fundamental conceptual questions of labour law; harmonisation of law regarding the basic legal institutions of labour law
  • dr. Henriett Nádas-Rab (Dept. of Environmental Law and Labour Law): The effects of the relationship between labour law and social law on the labour market mechanisms
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND EUROPEAN LAW (language: English)
  • dr. Ildikó Bartha (Dept. of European and Public International Law): External relations of the European Union
  • dr. habil. Sándor Szemesi (Dept. of European and Public International Law): Human rights in the theory and practice of the Council of Europe and its organs and institution
  • dr. Márton Varju (Dept. ot European and Public International Law): The national interest in EU law
  • dr. Márton Varju (Dept. of European and Public International Law): Human rights as legal and policy instruments in the European Union
  • Prof. dr. Ernő Vármay (Dept. of European and Public International Law): The infringement procedures under Articles 258-260 TFEU
  • Prof. dr. Ernő Várnay (Dept. of European and Public International Law): Preliminary ruling procedure under Article 267 TFEU
  • Prof. dr. Ernő Várnay (Dept. of European and Public International Law): Institutional-legal aspects of the European Monetary Union

LEGAL THEORY AND LEGAL HISTORY (languages: English, German)
  • dr. habil. Judit Balogh (Dept. of Legal History): Rezeption und Kodifikation als Gestaltungsmittel des Staatswesens. Funktionswandel der Rechtsinstituten ab dem 18. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert
  • Prof. dr. Mátyás Bencze (Dept. of Legal Theory and Legal Sociology): Theoretical background to adjudication
  • Prof. dr. Mihály Fónai (Dept. of Public Policy and Applied Sociology): Recrutation and characteristics of legal professions
  • Prof. dr. József Szabadfalvi (Dept. of Jurisprudence and Legal Sociology): Hungarian legal philosophical thinking from the beginnings to the mid-20th century
  • Prof. dr. Béla Szabó (Dept. of Legal History): Der Einfluss der gelehrten Rechte auf die Normentstehung, Normvermittlung und Normdurchsetzung in Ostmitteleuropa im zweiten Jahrtausend

Our supervisors are ready to accept new research topics after a preliminary discussion with the possible supervisor. 

You can download all of our thesis topic proposals with a brief introductory description from here: pdf PhD thesis proposals with description (2016/2017 academic year)