In December 2008, the HHC set up anti-discrimination law clinics at two Hungarian law schools (ELTE University of Budapest and the University of Miskolc) to sensitize law students to this special legal field and provide them with a thorough theoretical background as well as practical skills that they could use in handling anti-discrimination cases. After receiving traditional theoretical education, the law students – under the close supervision of practicing attorneys – participate in handling actual cases, which enables them to see the law in operation and acquire skills that they will be able to use after graduation.
During 2009 over 50 students participated in the program, in the framework of which 18 cases were taken before the Equal Treatment Authority, civil courts, the Constitutional Court and also international forums.
To support the educational work, the HHC’s experts drafted a university course textbook (titled: An outline of Hungarian anti-discrimination law) and created an online library of relevant legal literature that is accessible on the HHC website. The project was supported by the European Union and the Hungarian State.