On May 12 and 13, 2022, Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest organized a scholarly conference titled “Hungarian Experiences: Theoretical and Methodological Issues of Sociological and Empirical Comparative Research on Legal Consciousness.

The occasion for this conference was the publication of the book: István H. Szilágyi, Lászlo Keleman and Sam Gilchrist Hall, Changing Legal and Civic Culture in an Illiberal Democracy: A Social Psychological Survey of the Hungarian Legal System. Abingdon: Routledge 2022.

Marc Hertogh delivered one of the keynote speeches at this meeting, entitled ‘We Wanted Justice, But What We Got Was the Rule of Law: Using Legal Consciousness to Develop an Empirical Approach to the Rule of Law’ and Balázs Fekete delivered a lecture entitled ‘How Does Legal Alienation Work in the Hungarian Reality? Findings of a Focus Group Study’.