|Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Politics & Political Science
|Political Science: Comparative Law
|Annual tuition (EEA)
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)
This program instructs students through a range of comparative analyses of public law. It specifically teaches students about theoretical and practical approaches to the study of EU law, international law, the historical nature of jurisprudence, domestic and international legal systems and civil law, constitutional law, civil rights, and also features the dynamic and highly popular Moot Court experience.
The Comparative Law concentration combines instruction on both domestic and international legal institutions. It focuses on manifestations of law across different public contexts (political, cultural, economic), and enables students to acquire skills in being able to identify and differentiate political outcomes according to different tiers of dispute. Students will learn to design, implement, and review a variety of theoretical approaches to the protection of civil and political rights in different locations.
Upon completion, our students will acquire an ability to write in a comprehensible manner, using legal terminology correctly; effectively retrieve and analyze information from legal databases; present and defend legal arguments in writing and orally.
Beyond the classroom you can join student clubs like Diplomacy or Model UN, practice your debate skills at a faculty-student debate or discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’. AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.As of January 2021 AAU is a Member of the European Consortium for Political Research. ECPR is the leading scholarly society for political scientists in Europe with over 300 institutional members in nearly 50 countries. This will allow AAU students and faculty to participate in ECPR events and become members of some of its standing groups.
Graduates of the B.A. in Political Science: Comparative Law can expect to:
Successfully carry out legal research.
Explain, distinguish and apply core concepts and terminology of the law of civil and political rights.
Explain and examine whether, and if so, to what extent, the foreign and/or international law of civil and political rights provides coherent predictable consistent guidance to states, courts, lawyers, officials, and citizens.
Understand how and why legal systems in different regions developed the way they did.
Be able to identify ways that different legal disputes (contract, crimes, etc.) will be handled and resolved in different jurisdictions.
Explain how legal systems have impacted the societies where they function, and vice versa
AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program, you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as:
Humanitarian Government or NGO’s
Pursuing of Advanced/Postgraduate Degree
The Bachelor’s degree awarded is concurrently recognized as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the United States, per AAU’s accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a Bakalář (Bc.) in the Czech Republic, per AAU’s accreditation by the National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education (NABHE). Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech pre-nominal title.
This concentration is accredited by the National Accrediting Bureau for Higher Education. Its completion will be indicated on the transcript, diploma, and diploma supplement.