Constitutions, Law and Regulation
Human Rights Law: international protection of human rights; politics and theories of European integration; minority rights; freedom of expression; human rights and criminal justice; freedom of religion; Roma rights; welfare rights in welfare states; constitutional protection of basic rights; human rights in Africa
International Business Law: international commercial arbitration; law and ethnicity; language and translation in international dispute settlement; investment law; enforcement of contracts; comparative secured transactions; capital markets and securities regulation in emerging markets.
Biomedical Law: Ethical, legal and social implications of life sciences, biotechnology, biobanks, genetics, death and dying, enhancement, reproductive technologies, stem cell research, transplantation, law and policy on bioethics, biomedicine, nanotechnology and other science and frontier technology issues.
The Department of Legal Studies provides a high level of advanced legal education. Its programs are among the finest in Europe, enabling students to obtain a firm grounding in fundamental legal concepts before branching out into specific fields (such as the law of the European Union, intellectual property, international dispute settlement, international business transactions, fundamental rights protection vis-à-vis the state, and international and European human rights).