Why study your PhD at Masaryk University?
Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic and the largest in Moravia. The University is attended by approximately 43 000 students, i.e. about half of all students of the 13 tertiary education institutions in Brno. The University was founded in 1919 and since then belongs to the most significant educational institutions in central Europe. Masaryk University comprises a total of 9 faculties and 3 university institutes. These organizational units aim at providing, above all, a wide portfolio of education and research and professional activities falling under their respective fields of interest.
For general reasons why study in Brno at Masaryk University please see the official Masaryk University presentation at
The Faculty of Law
of the Masaryk University
The Faculty of Law of the Masaryk University is based in Brno, the second-largest city, dubbed also „the seat of justice of the Czech Republic“. The Supreme Court, Supreme Administrative Court, as well as the Constitutional Court are located in Brno. The Faculty could be characterized as a modern, dynamic institution focusing on pedagogical activities hand in hand with scientific research. The Faculty is widely networked and organizers various national and international conferences. The Faculty publishes three journals: the national Journal for Legal Studies and Practice and Review of Law and Technology and the international Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology.
For further info about the Faculty see the official webpage
Institute of State and Law
The cooperating Institute of State and Law is the leading research institution in the field of legal studies in the Czech Republic. The principal mission is to conduct high quality research in the area of law, and to produce publications and other scientific outputs of international excellence. The research focuses on some of the most pertinent challenges of the ever-changing face of Europe in the increasingly globalized world. The role of the Institute covers a wide range of activities, including primarily participation in research projects on relevant legal topics, publication and dissemination of research results, organization of conferences, workshops, seminars and public lectures, realization of international cooperation, and provision of expert legal opinions. The Institute runs its own book series, as well publishes three prestigious academic journals – Právník being one of the oldest law journals in Europe, The Lawyer Quarterly (TLQ) reflecting top legal research in Europe, and the Journal of Medical Law and Bioethics, a leading journal in the medical law and interdisciplinary research.
Facilities available to students
- The newly rebuilt (2015) Central Library of the Faculty of Law offers the students a vast array of sources. Furthermore, the Library houses the European Documentation Centre.
- The Central Library of the Faculty of Law provides access to the following databases and collections: Beck Online CZ, Beck Online DE, Hein Online, ICC Dispute Resolution Library, Kluwer Law Online, Oxford Journals - Law Westlaw, Kluwer Law Online, Taylor & Francis Online (Criminology and Law), Cambridge Journals, EBSCO, JSTOR, ProQuest Central, Springer Link, Wiley Online Library.
- The Moravian Library in Brno, the second largest library in Czech Republic, is located in walking distance from the building of the Faculty of Law.
- University Computer Centre located in the city centre offers computer rooms for studying 24/7. The centre is available to all the students and employees at the Masaryk University.
- The cooperating Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences, located in Prague, also houses its unique Law related library.