Research professor emeritus of the Institute for Legal Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Peter Pazmany Catholic University (Budapest), D. Sc. Visiting professor at many universities in the United States, Australia, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan and Russia. Author of more than 400 works published in English, German, French and other languages, including monographs “Law and Philosophy”, “Paradigms of Legal Thinking”, “Comparative Legal Cultures”, “The Enigma of Law and of Legal Philosophising”and many others. Advisor to the prime minister of Hungary (1990–1994), member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. Recipient of the Hungarian government’s highest award for scientific achievements.