The Research Conception of the Institute for Legal Studies brings into focus three major research areas. The first area touches upon certain topics in constitutional theory, including inter alia comparative constitutional law, constitutional sociology, the constitutional aspects of criminal law, minority rights, theory of constitutional dogmatic, historic fundamentals of modern constitutional ideologies, as well as other relevant topics. The first main research area comes within the competence of the Department for the Study of Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law. The second stream of basic research areas concentrates on analyses of legal aspects of market economy, under the leadership of the Department for the Study of the Private, Criminal and Administrative Law Guarantees of Market Economy. The third main research area lies within the competence of the Department for the Study of the Domestic Implementation of International and European Law and aims at looking into the domestic impacts of International Law and EU law.