Dr. jur. Péter Mezei


University of Szeged






Institute of Comparative Law


Associate Professor






Dr. Péter Mezei graduated as a lawyer in 2004 and as a legal translator in 2005 at the University of Szeged. He earned his PhD degree in Szeged in 2010. The Szeged Law School honoured him with the Pro Scientia Price for the Best Published Dissertation of 2010-2012 in June 2012. He is fluent in Hungarian, English and German.

He is a full-time faculty member of the Szeged Law School, where he also functions as Associate Dean for International Affairs. He was awarded an honorary adjunct professorship (dosentti) at the Faculty of Law, University of Turku (Finland) in December 2014. He is a part-time faculty member of the College of Law, University of Toledo (United States), and a visiting professor of the Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (France). He coordinates the Erasmus contacts of the Law School and the joint intellectual property program of the University of Dresden and University of Szeged on the Szeged side.

His courses include comparative law, comparative copyright law, and digital copyright law. He is teaching both in Hungarian and English language at the Szeged Law School. He has delivered 34 English language lectures at universities in Finland (Turun Yliopisto, University of Eastern Finland), the United States (University of Toledo; Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland; University of Baltimore, University of Louisville), France (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3), Germany (Technische Universität Dresden) and Russia (Rossijskij Gorudarstvennyj Pedagogiceskij Universitet of Saint Petersburg).