Cornell Law School can send up to two students to the Department of Legal Studies at the Central European University (CEU) each year.
CEU is an internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in social sciences and humanities, which operates pursuant to a charter from the Board of Regents of the State of New York. Cornell students study at the Department of Legal Studies, in Budapest, Hungary.
With a population of over two million people (one in five Hungarians live there), Budapest is a cosmopolitan world capital. The center of Hungarian government and business life, Budapest is also a university city and abounds in parks, restaurants and entertainment. It is also an extremely beautiful place. UNESCO has placed Buda Castle and the city’s Danube River panorama on the World Cultural Heritage List.
Students may participate in exchanges during the Fall or Spring semesters, CEU operates on a “module” system. In the 2012-13 academic year, the modules are as follows:
October 1--October 31, 2012: Module II classes
November 1--November 4, 2012: Module II Exam Preparation
November 5--November 10, 2012: Module II exam period
November 12--17, 2012: Module III classes
December 8--9, 2012: Module III Exam Preparation
December 10--18, 2012: Module III exam period
Christmas Break 2012, December 19, 2012--January 6, 2013
January 7--February 14, 2013: Module IV classes
February 15--17, 2013: Module IV Exam Preparation
February 18--23, 2013: Module IV exam period
March 25--April 30, 2013: Module V classes begin
May 1--5, 2013: Module V Exam Preparation
May 6--11, 2013: Module V Exam Period
Cornell students wishing to attend CEU during the Spring semester should plan to enroll in courses during Modules IV and V
Cornell students wishing to attend CEU during the Fall semester should plan to enroll in courses during Modules II and III.
Within the modules, concentrated LL.M. classes are taught in three different programs: International Business Law; Comparative Constitutional Law; and, Human Rights. Course syllabi in these three areas is available here.
12 CEU credits equal 12 Cornell credits.
Details for the Department of Legal Studies can be found at the CEU Legal Studies Department website.
For information about the university generally, please see the Central European University website.