The main aim of this paper is to analyze certain features of the Hungarian legal education system with special regard to the role of practice. In its first parts it highlights those institutional and sociological dynamics that touched upon legal education during the last decades and briefly introduce the reader into the legal background of legal education. Concerning the role of practice the paper examines the role of seminary education compared to the general system of “lectures” as well as the recent constellation of clinical legal education in Hungary in detail. As conclusion, the paper argues that the growth of practice-oriented ways of teaching should lead toward the general acceptance of an educational conception in which theory and practice can work in harmony.
This paper aims to give a concise review of contemporary Hungarian researches carried out in the field of “law and literature”. It evokes the preliminaries form previous century’s in Hungarian legal philosophy, and it discusses the recent achievements by taking a closer look on the results of three subsequent symposia organized in 2006, 2008 and the previous year. In conclusion, the paper outlines the possible directions for further development of certain aspects of legal education and the critical potential of “law and literature” studies.
This essay aims to explore the political and legal philosophical layers of J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece. First, it demonstrates the ambivalent feature of power and authority appearing in The Lord of the Rings. The second part gives a reading of Tolkien’s philosophical anthropology. Next, it is shown how Tolkien’s concept of law can be placed in the framework of a Lockean political theory. Finally, the paper discusses the educational potential of this literary work in the process of moral and legal socialization of the “lawyers-to-be”.
In the author's view a dividing line can be drawn between, on the one hand, teaching comparative law as an independent discipline with its own history, methods, goals and functions, and the whole "curriculum" of legal studies based on a comparative attitude and carried out with the comparative method, on the other. The differences between the traditions and present-day practice of universities and law faculties in the Civil Law and the Common Law countries in this field may be interpreted as characteristic for the "style" of the entire legal systems belonging to one of these two big legal families.
constitutional systems thrive; these countries also often appear in legal scholarship and legaleducation curriculums. Germany's top place on the list of cited foreign jurisdictions can be explained by the long and historical German orientation of the Hungarian
Authors:Iryna Izarova, Bartosz Szolc-Nartowski, and Anastasiia Kovtun
Atticae, there are interesting fragments on Roman law. One of these passages concerns issues related to the exercise by Aulus Gellius the office of a judge and the advice that his friends offered him. Aulus Gellius had no legaleducation or nor practical