Member of the European Parliament
1980: doctor of law and political sciences, Faculty of Law, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
1985: bar examination
1991: candidate of sciences
Professional experience and educational activities
1980-1981: Legal librarian, Hungarian Parliamentary Library
1981-1988: Research assistant then research associate, Institute for Legal Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1989- Various academic positions in the management of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Szeged
2000- Professor, University of Szeged
2004- Director of the International and Regional Studies Institute, IEP- Lille partnership, Senghor University partnership International Relations BA and MA studies (in Hungarian), University of Szeged
2007-2009: Guest professor, Faculty of Law, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, and Guest lecturer, Catholic University of Louvain
2014-2018: Research Professor, National University of Public Service
2018- Research Professor, Faculty of Law, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary
1985- Member, Budapest Bar Association
2000-2004: Ambassador (Belgium, and Luxembourg until 2003)
2000-2004, 2007- voluntarily suspending his practice temporarily as an advocate
2004-2007: President, International Relations Committee, Budapest Bar Association
2007-2010: Judge of the Constitutional Court
2010-2014: Ambassador (France)
2014-2019: Minister of Justice
2019- MEP of the European Parliament
2020- Honorary President of the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law
2020- President of the Hungarian Lawyers Association
Membership in organizations
2005-2013: Substitute member, Venice Commission, Council of Europe
2014- Chairperson National Anti-Counterfeiting Body
2015- member of the Board, European Public Law Organization
2018- Chairperson of Acta Humana Editorial Committee Awards and Honors
1996: Palmes Académiques (French Government)
2002: Grand Officer Class of the Order of Leopold II (Belgium)
2005: Pro Universitate Award (University of Szeged)
2005: Eötvös Károly Award (Budapest Bar Association)
2016: Doctor Honoris Causa- (UNE – Uzhhorod)
2018: Doctor Honoris Causa – (University of Miskolc)
2018: Honorary Citizen of Csongrád County
2018: Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Polish Republic
2019: Commander of The National Order of the Cedar of the Republic of Lebanon
László Trócsányi was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1956. In 1980, he became a doctor of law and political sciences after successfully graduating at the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. In 1985 he passed the bar exam and became a member of the Budapest Bar Association.
After his first job as legal librarian at the Hungarian Parliamentary Library, from 1981 until 1988, Mr. Trócsányi started working as a research assistant then research associate at the Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
In 2000, he became professor at the University of Szeged, then in 2004, Director of the International and Regional Studies Institute, IEP- Lille partnership, Senghor University partnership International Relations BA and MA studies.
Between 2007 and 2009 he was Guest professor at the Faculty of Law, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, and Guest lecturer at the Catholic University of Louvain. Also, between 2014- 2018 Mr. Trócsányi was a research Professor at the National University of Public Service, Hungary.
He has been a research Professor at the Faculty of Law, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary since 2018.
The President of Hungary appointed Mr. Trócsányi in 2000 as Ambassador to Belgium, and Luxembourg, where he represented Hungary until 2004 (in Luxemburg until 2003). Between 2004 and 2007, he was the President of International Relations Committee of the Budapest Bar Association. From 2007, he served as a Judge of the Constitutional Court. In 2010 he continued his diplomatic career when once again, he became Ambassador, this time to France.
From 2014 to 2019, László Trócsányi was Ministry of Justice of Hungary, from he resigned in 2019 to become a Member of the European Parliament.
Besides his professional and educational activities, Mr. Trócsányi was Substitute member, Venice Commission, Council of Europe between 2005 and 2013. Since 2015, he has been member of the Board, European Public Law Organization.
Mr. László Trócsányi has been awarded by numerous countries: in 1996 he received the Palmes Académiques from the French Government, in 2002 he became Grand Officer Class of the Order of Leopold II (Belgium). In 2005 he received the Pro Universitate Award from the University of Szeged and the Eötvös Károly Award from the Budapest Bar Association. He became Doctor Honoris Causa at the UNE, Uzhhorod in 2016 and at University of Miskolc in 2018. In 2018, he became Honorary Citizen of Csongrád County. In 2018 he was honoured by the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Polish Republic and in 2019 he became Commander of The National Order of the Cedar of the Republic of Lebanon.