Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi, Denmark
"Michigan Law has a special relationship with European Union law and if we look at important names in my field, such as Maduro, Van den Bossche, Kuijper, and Mendez, they all have one thing in common: at one point in their academic careers they were either students or visiting scholars at this institution."
Research Focus: The direct effect of international agreements within the European Union and United States' legal orders. "The stay at Michigan was meant to improve the U.S. part of my research, but it ended up being essential for the EU part of my research as well," said Szilárd, a recipient of Michigan's Grotius Visiting Researcher Grant.
About Szilárd: He is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Law of Aarhus University, Denmark. A dual Hungarian and Romanian citizen, he received his LLB as first of his class at Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania. He was an Erasmus exchange student at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and started a two-year LLM in International Law at Maastricht University Law School, the Netherlands, during which time he also served as a visiting master student at Bucerius Law School, Germany, and Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Szilárd has served as a student assistant for Prof. Peter van Den Bossche, a member of the WTO Appellate Body, and interned at the European Commission.
Visitor during the 2013-2014 academic year.