Prof. Dr. Gábor Hamza
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Dr. Dr. h. c. Gábor Hamza

Professor of Law
Full Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Expertise

Civil (Roman) law, EU law, Comparative law and Eastern European legal systems.
Listed arbitrator of the Budapest Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center

Date of Birth

February 22, 1949, in Budapest, Hungary

Home Adress

Fadrusz u. 28. H-1114 Budapest, Phone: (361) 466-2343

Office Adress

ELTE Római Jogi Tanszék, Egyetem tér 1-3., H-1053 Budapest, Phone: (+36 1) 411-6506; Fax: (+36 1) 411-6515; E-mail: gabor.hamza__at__ajk.elte.hu

Current Position

Professor at the Department of Civil (Roman) Law at the “Eötvös Loránd” University Faculty of Law; President of the Civil Law and Comparative Law Section of the Academy of European Law

Degrees

J. D. (Budapest, 1973), Diplôme at Faculté Internationale pour l’Enseignement de Droit Comparé (Amsterdam, 1973), Candidatus Rerum Politicarum et Juridicarum (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1979), Doctor Rerum Politicarum et Juridicarum (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1983)

Professional

In 1972, completed all of educational and professional training required to become a Hungarian attorney-at-law. Member of the Budapest Bar

University Career

Chair Professor of the Department of Civil (Roman) Law, “Eötvös Loránd” University, 1984- Associate Professor of Law, “Eötvös Loránd” University, 1980-1984, Senior Assistant Professor of Law, “Eötvös Loránd” University, 1977-1980 Assistant Professor of Law, “Eötvös Loránd” University, 1971-1977

Research and publication

22 books, 1386 partly autonomous, partly co-authored, partly edited or co-edited volumes, articles and review articles on Roman law, legal history, comparative law, EU law, legal philosophy and constitutional law

Visiting Professorships

University of Rome (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), December 2015, Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires), April-May 2014; Universidad John F. Kennedy (Buenos Aires) April 2014; Kazakh Abylai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages (Almaty), December 2013, University Le Havre, January-February 2011, November 2009; University of Savoie, March 2009; University of Paris V, March 2008; University of Toulouse, February 2008, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), May 2007, University of Paris V, March 2007; Université Paul Cézanne-Aix-Marseille III, February 2007; Seinan Gakuin University (Fukuoka), September 2006; University of Paris II, March 2006; University of Paris V, February 2006; Faculty of Law (UNISA-Pretoria), January 2006, University of Paris XII, on a regular basis since 1993 in March and October every academic year; University of Rome (Università Roma Tre), May 2004, November 2003, May 2003, May 2002, April 2001; University of Rotterdam, September 2002; Michelle Pitard Wynne Professorship, Loyola University School of Law (New Orleans) February 2000; University of Helsinki, December 1999; University of Liège, October 1999; University Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid), April 1999; University of Milan, November-December 1998; University of Memphis, February 1995; University of Pisa, April-May 1994; University of Paris V, February 2006, February 1995, February 1994; Syracuse University College of Law, August-September 1991; European University Institute at Florence fall semester 1990; Fulbright Visiting Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York City), academic year 1989/1990; University of Rome (“La Sapienza”), spring semester 1989, spring semester 1988, spring semester 1987, spring semester 1986; University of Salerno, May-June 1989; University of Parma, May 1988

Research Fellowships

Freie Universität Berlin, July 2013, Lisboa Academy of Sciences, August 2013, University of Lisboa, December 2012, University of Munich, August 2012, University of Munich, July-August 2011, Yeditepe Üniversitesi (Istanbul) September 2010, Institut für Zeitgeschichte (München) August 2008, October 2009 and December 2010, Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte (Göttingen), July 2001, July 2003 and April 2004, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Heidelberg), July-August 2002, July-August 2004, August 2006, August 2007, September 2008, July 2009 and August 2010, University of Cologne, July-September 2000, Oriel College (Oxford), July 1998, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Lausanne), August-September 1996 and July-August 1995, University of Amsterdam, August 1993, University of Thessaloniki, March 1993, University of Munich, July 1992, University of Nancy, April 1992, University of Torino, July 1991, Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte (Frankfurt am Main), February-March 1989 and January 1993, University of Cologne, 1980-1981, University of Rome, fall semester 1979, University of Munich, 1976-1977

Doctor Honoris Causa

Danubius University from Galati (Romania) – academic award by unanimous decision of the Senate of Danubius University taken on February 26, 2016

Guest Lectures

Lectures at numerous universities in Turkey, United States of America (USA), Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Poland, Peru, Spain, Belgium, Finland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Israel, The Netherlands, Republic of South Africa, Greece, Switzerland, Japan, China, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Portugal, Australia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Russia, Bulgaria, TRNC and Cuba

Academic and Professional

Member of the Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Foreign member of the Academy of European Private Lawyers (Pavia), Institut International du Droit d’Inspiration et d’Expression françaises (IDEF), International Academy of Comparative Law, The American Society of International Law, American Foreign Law Association, Organization of American Historians, Société Jean Bodin, Société Internationale pour l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA), Association Française des Historiens des Idées Politiques, Association “Henri Capitant”, Consejo Europeo de las Investigaciones Sociales sobre America Latina, Centro Internazionale Ricerche Giuridiche, Laboratorio di Storia Costituzionale “Antoine Barnave”, Vereinigung für Verfassungsgeschichte, Group of Groningen (group or Roman law specialists of Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom), Instituto de Investigaciones de Historia del Derecho (Buenos Aires), Sociedad Española de Derecho Romano, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Derecho Romano, Columbia University Center for European Studies (USA), Instituto de Estudios Jurídicos Internacionales “Conde de Aranda” (Madrid), Grupo de Trabajo de Jurisprudencia de CEISAL, Société d’Histoire du Droit, Centre pour l’Histoire du Droit Européen (CEPHIDE) de la Faculté de Droit de l’Université Paul Cézanne-Aix-Marseille III and Hungarian Lawyers’ Association and Balkan Association of Roman Law and Roman Legal Tradition, member of the All European Academies (ALLEA) Framework Programme 9 Working Group

Awards/Prizes/Decorations

« Széchenyi Prize » ‒ the highest, most prestigious scientific award in Hungary (2018), « Prima Prize for Hungarian Science » (2018), TUBA Academy Prize in Social Sciences and Humanities – Turkish Academy of Sciences (2017), Scientific Prize (Rome) « Oriens Arca Iuris » (2014), Commandor’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary (2014), Full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2010), Scientific Prize « Albert Szent-Györgyi » (2005), Corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2004),  Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary  (2000), Scientific Prize « Ferenc Deák » (2000), Honorary Medal « Petrus Pázmány » (1994), Graduation « Sub Auspiciis Praesidentis Rei Publicae » (1973)

Editorial Activity

Editor-in-chief or editor of Acta Facultatis Politico-Iuridicae Universitatis Budapestinensis de Rolando Eötvös nominatae, Publicationes Instituti Iuris Romani Budapestinensis, Studien zum römischen Recht in Europa, Tanulmányok a római jog és továbbélése köréből /Studies from Roman Law and its Continuity/, Studien zum Römischen Recht in Europa and Magyar Jogtudósok /Hungarian Legal Scholars/. Member of the editorial council (board) of Jogtudományi Közlöny /Review of Jurisprudence/, Acta Juridica Hungarica ‒ Hungarian Journal of Legal Studies, Állam- és Jogtudomány /Review of Legal and Political Science/ and Magyar Tudomány /Hungarian Science – Review of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. President or member of the International Scientific Council (Board) of the IUS ROMANUM, Network ELR ‒ European Legal Roots y Rivista Legal Roots, ANNAEUS (Anales de la Tradición Romanística), IUSTEL (Revista General de Derecho Romano), Revista de Derecho Romano, Revista General de Derecho Romano, Revista virtual Cartapacio (Escuela Superior de Derecho (UNICEN – Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires), Revista Crítica de Historia de las Relaciones Laborales y de la Política Social (RCHRLPS), Revista Europea de Historia de las Ideas Políticas y de las Instituciones Públicas (REHIPIP), Revista Eletronica da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Passo Fundo, Revista Europea de Derecho de Navegación Marítima y Aeronáutica, Contribuciones a las Ciencias Sociales, Revista de Investigación e Innovación Educativa, Revista Internacional de Derecho Canónico y Derecho Eclesiastíco, Revista de Derecho y Ciencias Jurídica DIXI – Journal of Legal Studies (Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia), FUNDAMINA. A Journal of Legal History, Revue européenne d’Histoire des idées politiques et les institutions publiques, Revue de l’histoire des relations du travail et de la politique sociale, The Western Australian Jurist (Murdoch University, Australia), Antalya Bilim Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi/Antalya Bilim University Law Review, Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology, ROMA E AMERICA. DIRITTO ROMANO COMUNE. Rivista di diritto dell’integrazione e unificazione del diritto in Eurasia e in America Latina, IVRA ‒ Rivista Internazionale di Diritto Romano e Antico (Catania), JUS – Rivista di scienze giuridiche, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano), Studium iuris. Rivista per la formazione nelle professioni giuridiche, Il danno ‒ responsabilità extracontrattuale e da inadempimento, Schriften zur Europäischen Integration und Mittelosteuropa (SEIMOE), Colección Ciencia y Pensamiento Jurídico (España, Andavira Editora), Rivista di Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo (DPCE), Studi Giuridici Europei (Universita’ degli Studi Europea di Roma), Rassegna di diritto civile, Journal on European History of Law (Brno), Kazakh Abylai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages,  Beijing Law Review, Comité Editorial de Ediciones Olejnik de Chile (Santiago de Chile), Archivio Storico Giuridico Sardo di Sassari and Revista Internacional de Derecho Romano (RIDROM)

Languages

Regularly lecturing in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, reading Dutch, Latin and classical Greek