Course Contents

COMPULSORY LECTURES - FIRST YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

 

Law 101: Introduction to Law and Basic Concepts

This course, firstly, introduces the meaning of law in terms of its functions. In doing so, it stresses indispensability of law in social life and importance of law in terms of order, social needs and especially justice. It explains the differences between law and related concepts, such as ethics and customs. Finally the course expounds the characteristics of several sciences studying on law and relationships of these sciences with legal practice. Out of lessons students can examine the main material of law practice, they can reach the professional at law, and discuss about their question with them, with the help of the professors and research assistants.

 

Law 103: Civil Law-I

The scope of this course is to teach introductory provisions of the Civil Code, the concept of 'right' classification of rights and its consequences. Subsequently, areas such as law of personality, the personality of institutions, law on foundations and associations, eligibility of persons to rights and acts, personality right and its protection are examined in a comparative study with recent amendments on the Civil Code are aimed to be examined.

 

Law 105: Constitutional Law -I

Fundamental concepts of constitution law, in comparison with liberal western democracy systems constitute the frame of this course. Main subjects of the course are as follows; constitution, structure and amendment of the constitution, constitutionality, government, sovereignty, the concept of state, state forms, governmental bodies (government regimes), constitutional state and constitution movements, legislative-executive-judicial bodies, political regimes, parliamentary regime, political parties, democracy, elections, election systems, fundamental rights and freedoms and allied subjects.

 

Law 107: Roman Law

Following a brief introduction to the political structure of the Roman Empire, this course will cover the basics of Roman Law, its history and sources, along with Corpus Iuris Civilis. Furthermore, the commencement of Roman Procedural Law and its comparison with conception of Turkish Civil Procedure Law and Roman Property Law and its effects on contemporary laws are also explained. This course will cover conception of obligation and  its features in Roman Law,  impossibility on performing an obligation, systems of contracts  in Roman Law, conception of “quasi contractus”, conception of“delictum”, transfering of claim, conception of “solutio-acceptilatio-compensatio”, and its effects on contemporary laws are also explained.

 

Law 109: Academic English-I

As an extension to the preparation program, in these lessons, there will be studies made to provide the students; expressing themselves by using English in their academic lives in the best way both orally and verbally, using English effectively both in their academic and professional lives by accomplishing both in person and in group studies. In this scope, there will be readings of texts in English which are related to department of Law, translating studies and specific studies such as preparing an agreement.

 

Turk 101: Turkish Language-I

Law, a social and normative science, mainly relies on a language. Correct understanding and interpretation and, fair and proper application of the legal rules is not possible in lack of accurate and proper Turkish. Therefore Turkish is required for all law courses. Development process of Turkish, place of Turkish among other languages, effective use of the language, writing and speaking technics and importance of the language in communication technics will be analyzed in this course.

 

Hist 101: Revolution History -I

Turkish Independency War, foreign relations at the time of Ataturk, national sovereignty, Ataturk principals and revolutions will be taught in this course. Political changes due the French Revolution, effects of nationalism movements in the last decades of the Ottoman Empire, debates on multi-party system, new political ambience that was developed in the Republic and difficulties in the process of establishing young, dynamic and western aimed state and finally reflections of these to the Turkey in present will be analyzed.

ELECTIVE COURSES – FIRST YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

 

Law 121: Law, Literature and Art

 

This course aims to challenge the hegemony of conventional logic and logos centered approaches in the world of law, which have occupied the central stage since the Roman times when the emphasis on the law’s logical features reached its peak. By radically departing from a logic based reductionist approach, this course registers to epistemological and methodological pluralism in an effort to deal with ethical and aesthetic issues in the world of law. Accordingly, in this course we will deal with a variety of law, literature and art texts, comparing and contrasting them to each other, underlying their similarities as well as differences, deciphering hidden assumptions and understandings about law in the discourses of the worlds of literature and art.

Law 123: Political Science

 

Political systems, in particular; Liberalism, Marxism, Fascism, National Socialism, Anarchism, Feminism and Social State are the subjects of this course. Rulership, Western Democracy, system analyses, actors and systems in international relations, government and state, categorization of political governments, the concept of democracy, political parties as a political power and pressure groups, election systems, political regimes and categorization of regimes will be further discussed within the frame of the course.

Law 127: Introduction to Philosophy

 

In this course, we will cover a wide variety of key issues in the philosophy and philosophy of science. First, we will make a brief historical review of the history of philosophy especially covering science and related issues. Then we will focus on the modern science and deal with issues of the philosophical and cultural environment in which it was born, of the specific conditions through which it developed, and of the current shape of science. Accordingly, specific relationship between the modern science and philosophy, the philosophical features of science, the key concepts, issues and debates in the philosophy of science will also be covered in this class. Through the end of the course, fundamental problems of philosophy of social science will be dealt with in light of the our new knowledge and understanding of the philosophy of science.

Law 129: German Language-1

A German course in a basic level will be provided to the law students.

 

Law 141: Social Psychology

 

The aim of this course is to introduce the basic concepts and theories of social psychology and to address the problems of the dominant scientific paradigm in social psychology and the possibilities of critical social psychology.

COMPULSORY LECTURES - FIRST YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

 

Law 102: Civil Law-II

General provisions on marriage and related concepts such as the dissolution of marriage, the right to property during and after the dissolution of marriage, kinship, custody of children, guardianship, maintenance allowance, trusteeship and legal consultation will be analyzed together with case studies taken from High Court case law.

 

 Law 104: Constitutional Law –II

Ottoman-Turkish constitutional developments, current constitution’s approach to liberties and constitutional structure in the light of concepts discussed in Constitution I are the subjects of this course. In particular, developments of the Turkish constitutional law (constitutions dated 1876, 1921, 1924 and 1961) and fundamental principals of the Turkish Constitution dated 1982, legislative, executive and jurisdictional bodies, relationship among these bodies, other institutions regulated in the Constitution, establishment and structure of the Constitutional Law will be discussed in this course.

 

Law 106: History of Turkish Law

This course commences with a general introduction on the economical, social, cultural and geographical background of the legal rules that was once in force, the reasons for their emergence, and the association between political and social developments and legal rules. In addition, the historical developments of legal theories and rules will also be examined comparatively with other legal systems. The course is broken into two essential periods: The Ottoman Empire; and the period after the establishment of the Republic of Turkey.

 

Law 108: General Public Law

The constitution and development of the state concept is explained by the views of important philosophers like Socrates, Platon and Aristotles regarding the concepts of state and democracy. Then, the relationship between the concepts of society, state and law during the Middle and Modern Ages is approached in the light of the views of modern thought leaders such as Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Rousseau. Also, important movements such as globalization are explained in detail.

 

Law 110: Academic English -II

As an extension to the preparation program, in these lessons, there will be studies made to provide the students; expressing themselves by using English in their academic lives in the best way both orally and verbally, using English effectively both in their academic and professional lives by accomplishing both in person and in group studies. In this scope, there will be readings of texts in English which are related to department of Law, translating studies and specific studies such as preparing an agreement.

 

Turk 102: Turkish Language -II

Law as a social and normative science mainly relies on a language. To provide an accurate understanding and interpretation and fair and proper application of legal rules is not possible in lack of accurate Turkish. Therefore the course of Turkish is required for all law courses. Development process of Turkish, place of Turkish among other languages, effective use of the language, writing and speaking technics and importance of the language in communication technics will be analyzed in this course.

 

Hist 102: Revolution History -II

Turkish Independency war, foreign relations at time Ataturk, national sovereignty, Ataturk principals and revolutions will be covered in this course.

 

ELECTIVE COURSES – FIRST YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

 

Law 122: Sociology

 

In this course, we will first focus on the historical development of sociology as science, specifically examining the 19th century when social sciences, like sociology adopted the methodology of natural science for their model. Accordingly, the founding fathers of sociology, such as Auguste Comte, E. Durkheim, H.Spencer and Max Weber and their understanding of sociology as a science will be covered. Then we will examine and analyze the developmental path sociology took in its scientific development in the 20th century, especially focusing on the behavioral sciences and empirical studies which reached their peak in the 60s and 70s. We will also compare and contrast different schools of thought and their notion of sociology, such as Marxism, Frankfurt School, Structuralism, Post structuralism, Feminism and Post Colonial Thought.

Law 124: Psychology

 

In this course, its aimed to focus on forensic psychology which is on the intersection of psychology and law, and its applications; to analyse its subject matters thoroughly and to introduce a perspective about crime, criminals and victims.

Law 126: History of Thought-I

 

In this two semester -course, we will focus on the basic issues regarding philosophy and philosophy of science in a wide perspective. Firstly, we overview the history of philosophy especially within the scope of science and related topics, then we will focus on the modern science and the philosophical and cultural environment arised from it together with the  special conditions for its improvement and its situation today. Thus, modern science and philosophy, the philosophical appearance of science, main issues in science philosophy and the main topics and arguments in this regard constitutes the subject of this course. Lastly we will focus on the main problems in social science philosophy as per to the informations that we thought regarding science philosophy.

Law 128: German Language-2

 

A German course will be provided to the law students.

 

Law 130: Crime and Punishment in Art

 

In this course, the general theories of criminal law will be revisited in the light of visual arts. In each lecture, a specific art work will be reviewed and discussed. For this discussion, first the students will be instructed about the relevant theory. The relevant theories are; mala in se-mala prohibitum distinction regarding crime and the aims of punishment. The aim of the lecture is to discuss these theories and concepts of "crime" and "punishment" via visual arts.

Law 132: History of Civilization

 

In this course, it is aimed to be focused on the basic notions of civilization history and world history within a different perspective.

 

Law 134: Introduction to Human Rights

 

The aim of this course is to explore the substance of International Human Rights Law as well as international human rights monitoring mechanisms, to give basic notions regarding the law of human rights  and to discuss the current human rights issues.

COMPULSORY LECTURES - SECOND YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

 

Law 201: Law of Obligations (General Provisions) - I

This course will focus on the general principles covering law of obligations, namely the formation of contracts, offer and acceptance, capacity, material and immaterial mistake, fraud, duress, legal cause, contractual obligation, freedom of contract, limitations of the freedom of contract, public order and mandatory provisions, concept of debt, the law of responsibility, including torts and unjust enrichment, as well as an in-depth analysis of various doctrines of torts, liabilities, negligence, causal relationship, objective liability, unjust enrichment.

 

Law 203: Administrative Law - I

In this course, concept of administration is introduced and Turkish Administrative Organization is elaborated. Both central and local administration processes are conveyed to students regarding recent amendments in rules and regulations. Also, the notion of public officials and rights and responsibilities in relation to this notion and disciplinary proceedings are too examined under the light the State Council’s judgments. The concept of public property is defined and legal regime of public properties and enjoyment procedures are explained.

 

Law 205: Criminal Law General Provisions - I

Topics of this course are basic subjects of penalty law and implementing areas of penalty law. In this context function and basic concepts of penalty law, the place of penalty law in law order, basic principles of crime policy, assurance function of penalty law (principle  of legality in crime and punishment), sources of penalty law, implement of penalty law as person, place and time and  extradition topics will be examined.

 

Law 207: International Law-I

In the first part of the course, after having provided an introduction to the concept of international law, its historical evolution, sources and fundamental principles, the relationship between international law and municipal law, law of treaties, states as primary subjects of international law, sea, air and land as sovereignty areas of state will be discussed.

 

Law 213: Legal Writing

This course is for students studying to be Lawyers at a Turkish University. The aim is to prepare students for careers in International Law Firms where they will have to interact with both foreign clients and employers in both written and verbal form.

 

Law 289: Public Finance

The aim of this course is to teach the fundamentals of public finance, the theory of public goods, the public decision-making process and public expenditures and the main approaches in these areas, and to acquire the basic knowledge necessary to evaluate developments and problems in these areas.

ELECTIVE COURSES – SECOND YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

 

Law 221: Political History

 

Developments of the Turkish political life will be analyzed in the light of basic concepts and sources of the subjects. First, establishment of the Turkish Republic will be analyzed in the light of Ottoman Empire’s political process on the basis of state-society relationship. Second, political parties starting from the period of transion to multi-party system to the present, socio-cultural dynamics, fundamental political powers, development of the civil society and democratic consolidation will be further discussed.

Law 223: Introduction to the Common Law

 

World cooperation has generated a variety of supranational institutions. These institutions often include judicial tribunals and these tribunals have and will increasingly create law. Together, they are evolving a global legal culture. This legal culture will initially derive from national legal cultures and yet, over time, will transform national legal cultures. Thus, a contemporary lawyer should not only suffice with its own national law but learn about the other legal systems and global legal culture.

Law 225: Law of Political Parties

 

Electoral Rights; Administration and Judicial Monitoring of Elections; Electoral Systems, Functions of Political Parties and Political Party Freedoms, Precedents of the Turkish Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights on the Dissolution of Political Parties are thought in the scope of the class.

Law 227: German Language-3

 

A German course will be provided to the law students.

 

Law 229: Moot Court Studies-I

 

Course of Moot Court Studies prepares the students for verbal jurisdiction verbal and oral phases of judging within the competition named Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which is annually coordinated in Austria.

 

Law 231: History of Thought – II

 

In this two semester - course, we will focus on the basic issues regarding philosophy and philosophy of science in a wide perspective. Firstly, we overview the history of philosophy especially within the scope of science and related topics, then we will focus on the modern science and the philosophical and cultural environment arised from it together with the  special conditions for its improvement and its situation today. Thus, modern science and philosophy, the philosophical appearance of science, main issues in science philosophy and the main topics and arguments in this regard constitutes the subject of this course. Lastly we will focus on the main problems in social science philosophy as per to the informations that we thought regarding science philosophy.

 

COMPULSORY LECTURES - SECOND YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

 

Law 202: Law of Obligations (General Provisions) - II

In this course, the performance, non-performance and discharge of obligations, joint and several obligation, conditional obligations, penal clauses for non-performance, and the assignment of claims are discussed.

 

Law 204: Administrative Law - II

In this course the topics of police administrative and public service are examined deeply. Besides this, administrative acts are investigated and administrative functions and effects of these functions on individuals are explained. Court decisions take up a vital place.

 

Law 206: Criminal Law General Provisions - II

In this course theory of crime and theory of sanction are examined. In this context elements of crime, malformation, other conditions of punishment, neglect crimes, attempt, participation, concurrence of crimes, crimes as sanction types and security measures, reasons for abatement of action and punishment are studied.

 

Law 208: International Law-II

The settlement of international disputes, the use of force, the international courts  and tribunals as the mechanisms for the peaceful settlement of disputes, the United Nations, its role, organs and activities will be examined. The course will also touch upon the international protection of human rights and the international humanitarian law.

 

Law 210: Tax Law

The sources of Tax Law and the issues relating to interpretations, authority to taxation, its limitations in the international area and tax as a duty towards the State will be the main areas evaluated during the first part of the course. Subsequently, the main transactions in taxation, imposition of tax, and its notification and accruement, collection of taxes, reasons ending the duty to pay tax, dispute settlement in tax law, offences, such as fraud, and fines in tax law, taxable income, property and expenses will be examined.

 

Law 212: Economics for Lawyers

This course comprises the main subjects of macro and micro economy namely price determination theory, the theory of consumer behavior, conditions for perfectly competitive markets, imperfectly competitive markets (monopoly and oligopoly). The course also  includes some basic subjects of macro economy such as unemployment, price stability, sustainable growth rate and balances of international trade. The other important subjects are money and banking, monetary theory and policy, state budget, income distribution and economic development.

 

Law 216: Comparative Legal Systems

The national laws are part of a larger universe. The main purpose of comparative law is to teach basic skills for international legal practice by providing knowledge about certain foreign legal systems. This familiarizes students with foreign rules, concepts and approaches and thereby facilitates communication with foreign lawyers. The judicial systems, main sources of law, basic concepts of common and civil law countries are introduced in this course.

ELECTIVE COURSES – SECOND YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

 

Law 222: Islamic Law

 

This course contains general information, sources and branches of Islamic Law which is an important law system and has an importance in Turkish history of law.

Law 224: Law and Cinema

 

Legal foundations of cinema as a right; legal and constitutional regulations. Watching movies on selected Constitutional Law subjects, in particular and other law issues and then to discuss the subject of theoretical level.

Law 226: German Language - 4

 

A German course will be provided to the law students.

 

Law 228: Recent Events in Turkish Law of Obligations

 

As its new era began in 2012 with the new Turkish Obligations Code had been put into force, this study aims to inform the students about the recent events within the Turkish Law of Obligations.

 

Law 232: Ethics and Moral Philosophy

 

This course, as the Ethics and Moral Philosophy mentions, focuses on systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct.

 

Law 234: Moot Court Studies - II

 

Course of Moot Court Studies prepares the students for verbal jurisdiction verbal and oral phases of judging within the competition named Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which is annually coordinated in Austria.

 

Law 236: Sports Law

 

This course covers sports private law and sports public law subjects and also examines the nature of professional sports leagues and associations, focusing on the areas of contract, antitrust   and   labour-management   relations.   Subjects  include  contract  negotiations  and enforcement, violations of the antitrust laws, development of collective bargaining in professional sports, various dispute resolution mechanisms, licensing and sponsorships rights.

 

Law 238: Basic Notions in International Relations

 

An objective of this course is to open the doors of other interrelated disciplines to the law school students. By way of learning basic concepts and fundamentals of international relations, students will be able to differentiate political science context of major notions from those used in the formal context of public international law. Specifically, the course will provide students with an overview of concepts of subjects of international relations, sovereignty and its limits; recognition and its importance; failed states, polarity, hegemony, interdependence and globalization; nationalism and national interest. This class will be an excellent beginning for students who intend to continue their studies in interdisciplinary  areas.

COMPULSORY LECTURES - THIRD YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

 

Law 301: Law of Property-I

This course introduces the idea that property is an important and evolving social institution that is defined by its social, legal, and historical contexts. This course will examine the areas of possessorship, title deed, ownership and real right subject matters, the main concepts of the law of property, such as the content of the right to property, the rules that govern this right, classification of movable goods and real property, reasons and consequences of this classification,  acquisition  and  losing  these  rights,  the  limitations  upon  the  right  to  real

property, types of limited real property rights such as easements, immovable encumbrances, mortgage, movable pledge, pledge on receivables and other rights, loans in return of pledges.

 

Law 303: Civil Procedure Law-I

Law of Civil Procedure (“CPL”): Application of Law on Civil Procedure as to place and  time; sources of CPL, interpretation, applicable principles, judicial system, courts, actors in judicial system, action, procedural actions of parties and of courts, parties to action.

 

Law 305: Law of Obligation (Special Provisions)-I

This course will examine the rules that govern the special obligations on the basis of the general concepts of the law of obligations, the criteria that differentiates the classic, sui generic and mixed type of contracts, movable and immovable sale contracts, other types of contracts of sale, rental contacts and other contract types for usage, contracts that give birth to safekeeping, personal guarantee contracts and shareholders' contracts. In the second part of the course, special contract types such as franchising, factoring and license contracts will be examined.

 

  Law 307: Law of Commercial Enterprises

The aim of Commercial Law is to provide students with the knowledge of the general terms of commercial law, including a detailed examination of the respective theories and practical problems .

 

Law 309: Criminal Law (Special Provisions) - I

In this course, the criteria for the classification of the crimes and the types of  crimes classified under the Turkish Criminal Code are discussed.

 

Law 311: Administrative Procedure

Control mechanisms regarding the administration and the administrative trial procedures are introduced to the students via practical examples. Regarding this purpose, the course outlines administrative jurisdiction authorities, terms of litigation in administrative trial, classification of courts to be applied through administrative trial due to the essence of administrative act, the sphere of function of courts, case variety in administrative trials, execution of court decisions, responsibilities and ordinary and extraordinary appeal process.

 

Law 313: Philosophy of Law

In the West, Law’s logic-logos centered structure was firmly established in ancient Greece and reached its peak during the Roman times. During this course, while we attempt to decipher this well-established yet under stressed feature of law, considering its particular place in the value systems of every society, we will also try to capture law’s relation with other values such as ethics and aesthetics. Such an attempt might amount to be shifting the emphasis from logical-rational realm, predominant in law, to affective-aesthetic realm so as  to not to replace the current one-dimensional structure prevailing in the world of law with another one, but create a plural environment enriched with a variety of methodological and epistemological views. In this course, we will examine major texts of philosophy of law with these issues in mind.

ELECTIVE COURSES – THIRD YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

 

Law 321: Juvenile Criminal Law

 

In this course, the concept of child, international principles for the protection of children, preventive and supportive precautions for the children in need of protection and for the children with criminal tendencies will be discussed. In addition to that, the students will be informed about criminal investigations for the children with criminal record, and the character of these types of investigations.

 

Law 323: German Language - 5

 

A German course will be provided to the law students.

 

Law 325: Environmental Law

 

Elements and guarantees of the environmental rights; domestic, international and regional environment law will be taught. Following subjects will be discussed in this context: sources, development and constitutional basis of the environment law, environment law versus fundamental rights, types of environmental damages, protection of the environment, administrative sanctions, liability stems from international environmental damage, prevention of environmental pollution, criminal and administrative sanctions, principals, means and concepts of environmental law, sustainable development, participation, prevention, caution, environmental impact assessment (EIA).

Law 327: Information Technology Law

 

The undisputed popular domain science of the last twenty years is Information technologies. The fast development in this area generated legal problems, too. The central issues of this course are especially internet and intellectual property rights, unfair competition, internet and penal law and the liabilities of service providers.

 

Law 329: Law on Criminal Execution

 

In brief, the purpose of this course is, to present adequate knowledge about the new Turkish law on criminal execution by analyzing the law on the execution of sentences and security measures that regulates the period from the validity of the verdict to the release of the convict from the penal institutions and the statute about the criminal execution and the release on probation in a definite systematic.

 

Law 331: Moot Court Studies - III

 

Course of Moot Court Studies prepares the students for verbal jurisdiction verbal and oral phases of judging within the competition named Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which is annually coordinated in Austria.

 

Law 355: Comparative Private Law

 

The aim of this course is to show the basic characteristics, common features and fundamental differences of contract law and other private law institutions in various legal systems in the world. Within the scope of this course, different legal systems and regulations will be given to international contracts.

 

Law 357: Legal Clinic I

 

Throughout this course, students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge of law learned in the field of private and public law throughout their education at the Faculty of Law and at the same time take legal responsibility in the case of real legal disputes under the supervision of the teaching staff. Legal clinic education aims to develop students' knowledge of law through an information service that they will present through real life relationships.

 

Law 359: Budget Law

 

In this course, it is aimed to discuss the nature of the budget, basic principles, removal procedures, implementation and the legal nature of the audit by taking into consideration the budget, economic and legal aspects of Public Finance.

COMPULSORY LECTURES - THIRD YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

Law 302: Law of Property –II

This course introduces condominium ownership, movable property, limited tangible rights, easement rights and liens.

 

Law 304: Civil Procedure Law –II

Law of Civil Procedure (“CPL”): launching an action, response to a claim, investigation and adjudication of case, proof, judgment, 2nd tier review of court judgments, costs in action and assistance to parties in respect of the costs, special adjudication methods, provisional measures, arbitration, individual application to court of human rights.

Law 306: Law of Obligation (Special Provisions-II

This course will examine the rules that govern the special obligations on the basis of the general concepts of the law of obligations, the criteria that differentiates the classic, sui generic and mixed type of contracts, movable and immovable sale contracts, other types of contracts of sale, rental contacts and other contract types for usage, contracts that give birth to safekeeping, personal guarantee contracts and shareholders' contracts. In the second part of the course, special contract types such as franchising, factoring and license contracts will be examined.

 

Law 308: Company Law

The Conception of enterprises, incorporated body, ordinary partnership, unlimited  companies, capital stock companies, incorporated society, limited liability company.

 

  Law 310: Criminal Law Special Provisions - II

In this course, the criteria for the classification of the crimes and the types of  crimes classified   under the Turkish Criminal Code are discussed.

 

  Law 312: Turkish Fiscal System

Aim of this course is the functioning of income, expenditure and property taxes in Turkish Tax System which are in force can be demonstrated and ability to become skilful at analysis of solving which appear the problems in practice as law methodology.

 

Law 314: Commercial Law Agreements

In this course the students will be informed about the elements which make an agreement a commercial agreement and the applicable law.

ELECTIVE COURSES – THIRD YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

 

Law 322: Sociology of Law

 

In this course, we are going to discuss the law as a value within the other values which take place in society. In this sense, there will be comparison of the law as a value system with the other value systems such as art, science and morals. Also, on of the main aims of this course is going to be the sociological appearances and commitments of the law, instead of its relevance with philosophy and politics.

 

Law 324: Competition Law

 

Conception of competition, anti-competitive contracts, concerted action, abuse of dominant position, merger and acquisition, investigations of competition agencies.

Law 326: Law of Planning and Building

 

Within the scope of urban law, subjects such as the importance of urban law with respect to other branches of law, statute regarding construction, fundamentals of zoning plans, buildings and principles on buildings, liabilities and sanctions in construction, inspection of building and judiciary control are examined.

Law 328: Consumer Law

 

The Terminology and the basic rules of the Consumer Protection Law. Defected products and services. The alternative rights of the Consumer in case of getting defected products or services. Dispute resolution system in the Protection of the Consumer. Consumer Organizations.

 

Law 334: Health Law

 

To discuss patients' rights that depends on medical attentions. Individual rights will be discussed in general however, the main focus will be on the by-laws regarding Patients’ Rights. Patients' rights, the legal relationship between medical practitioners and patients, the duties and responsibilities of medical practitioners will be discussed with reference to these by-laws. Historical developments, legal grounds, conditions, exceptions and private appearance have all gone into creating the legislation and practice of informed consent. This concept is the basic element in the doctor-patient relationship. The medical ethics of this relationship will be discussed in detail. The discussion of medical practitioner liability warrants a separate course. The salient points of medical practitioner liability will be examined within the framework of general liability principles.

 

Law 336: Moot Court Studies - IV

 

Course of Moot Court Studies prepares the students for verbal jurisdiction verbal and oral phases of judging within the competition named Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which is annually coordinated in Austria.

Law 338: German Language - 6

 

A German course will be provided to the law students.

 

Law 340: Criminology

 

In the course, we will examine the definition of criminology, its interdisciplinary stand, the methodology in the criminological investigations and the subject of unknown crime, the reasons of crime according to today’s criminology, Press and Criminality, Criminality of the Child, Gender and Crime, Violent Crimes, Sexual Crimes, Economy and Criminality, Addictiv materials and Their Criminal Aspects.

 

Law 342: Cadastral Law

 

The aim of this course is informing the students about Cadastral Law, which is a branch of public law.

Law 344: Social Media and Law

 

This course aims to convey the relationship between social media and law. Particularly thanks to the mobile phones and tablets that are used quite frequently today, the reflections of the web sites, and blogs and social webs in various areas of the law will be examined.  A  new generation perspective will be given to the students on issues such as non-pecuniary damages, competition in digital markets, the role of social media sharing in divorce cases and digital security.

 

Law 346:  Cultural Properties Protection Law

 

Today cultural heritage in cities or outside, is discussed in the framework of cultural industries from a wide perspective including preservation to generating economic value by politicians, specialists and cultural managers. This course will introduce students to the basic principles, concepts and philosophy of cultural heritage management and conservation and place these within a historical and cultural context. It will then highlight issues relating to the administration, policy and law about heritage in Turkey. Finally it will discuss major cases in cultural heritage management from archaeological to urban sites, from tourism to interpretation based on real examples from Turkey and abroad.

 

Law 368: Legal Clinic II

 

Throughout this course, students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge of law learned in the field of private and public law throughout their education at the Faculty of Law and at the same time take legal responsibility in the case of real legal disputes under the supervision of the teaching staff. Legal clinic education aims to develop students' knowledge of law through an information service that they will present through real life relationships.

COMPULSORY LECTURES - FOURTH YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

 

Law 401: Law of Inheritance

Inheritance law deals with what happens to the assets, debts, and other legal affairs of a deceased person. In this context, the fundamental concepts of inheritance law (deceased person, heir, estate, universal succession etc), statutory heirs, wills and agreements of inheritance, specific bequest, refusal of inheritance, disherison, reserved portion, reduction and equalization of the estate, devolution of the legacy, and partition of the inheritance are discussed.

 

Law 403: Law of Enforcement and Bankruptcy-I

Executive bodies in judicial system, execution procedures, execution in lack of court decision, execution of negotiable instruments constitutes the frame of the course. General information about bankruptcy law, types of execution, complaint, execution costs, notification, confiscation, participation to confiscation, lawsuit for the establishment of a negative fact, disposition of the rentals, bankruptcy offence and provisional attachment are the subjects of the course.

 

Law 405: Criminal Procedural Law-I

The content of this course includes the aim and functions of criminal trials, the branches of this legal discipline, the application of criminal procedures in accordance with time, person and place, the conditions for the criminal trial, the functions and characteristics of investigation in criminal trial, the subjects of investigations in criminal trial, collecting the evidences in the investigation stage, control measures and getting results after the investigation stage.

 

Law 407: Private International Law-I

To examine the methods of applicability of foreign laws in conjunction with rules of Turkish private international law. In the first semester, this course will cover the areas of private international law such as the characteristics and types of the laws of conflict rules, choice of law (renvoi), connecting rules, rounding regulations, concepts of adaptation, preliminary question, appropriateness with regard to public order, elements of foreignness, application of foreign laws and the citizenship laws, such as the general doctrines in citizenship law and with respect to Turkish citizenship law, the general principles, acquisition and loss of citizenship, proof and legal actions.

 

Law 409: Labor Law

The history of labour law; fundamental concepts of labour law (the employee, the employer, the apprentice, the trainee, the employers’ representative, the subcontractor, the workplace and the enterprise); the contract of employment, fundamental elements and types of the employment contract, validity and nullity of the employment contract, the duties arising from the contract of employment, the organization of work (work period, the annual paid vacation and annual paid leave), the termination of the employment contract and consequences.

 

Law 411: Maritime Law

During the Maritime Law course, basic terms of Maritime Law, e.g. ship, captain will be examined. Ship owner, ship owner’s liability will be reviewed. Maritime contract of affreightment will be analyzed. We primarily focus on the ship allocation agreements, especially Charter Agreements and the ground of the Charter Agreements in the ship allocation agreements and it’s definition. The types of Charter Agreements, their special attributions and their common attributions will be examined. The notions of the carrier, charter and the ship owner will be internalized during the courses and the liability of thesepersons will be reviewed. The type agreements used in practice will be interpreted and will  be analyzed comparatively. The discharge of Maritime contract of affreightment will be examined.

 

Law 413: Law of Negotiable Instruments

The concept of negotiable instruments, types of negotiable instruments, formal requirements and provisions of them, cheque, instrument, note, bond, warehouse warrant and warrant, assignation of them, payment of these instruments and consequences of non payment will be discussed in this course.

ELECTIVE COURSES – FOURTH YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

 

Law 421: Political Thought

 

Comparative analysis of the political and legal concepts of the process of the formation and the progress of modern state theory. Comparative analysis of constitutional institutions and concepts in relation to the concept of right. Presentation of historical instruments regarding rights in parallel with the process of the birth of modern state.

Law 425: Forensic Medicine

 

In this course, students are explained how Forensic Medicine Science is used especially in the field of Criminal Law and how some crimes are laid out using Forensic Medicine Science.

Law 427: International Criminal Law

 

Following a brief introduction of the concept of international criminal law, the main principles, such as principle of territoriality in application of criminal provisions will be discussed. Additionally, issues such as value of criminal provisions and court decisions in the international field, extradition, the ad hoc international criminal tribunals established by the United Nations and International Criminal Court in the light of the Rome Statute will be examined in detail.

Law 429: Capital Markets Law

 

Features and functions of the capital markets, control of them, stocks, shares and their public offering, publicly held companies, Capital Markets Board and other capital markets institutions are the subjects of the course.

Law 433: Moot Court Studies V

 

Course of Moot Court Studies prepares the students for verbal jurisdiction verbal and oral phases of judging within the competition named Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which is annually coordinated in Austria.

Law 435 : German Language -7

A German course will be provided to the law students.

Law 439: Law of the Legal Profession

It is known that most law graduates seek careers in the profession of legal practice. However, law faculties fail to provide courses which deal with the rules pertaining to legal practice. Therefore, through this course we aim to fill this significant gap in the legal education. The subjects to be handled are as follows: legislation regulating the legal profession, relations between the client and the legal practitioner, organisations of legal practitioners, law firm management, specialization, rights and liabilities of legal practitioners, rules of ethical conduct, meetings, hearings, file preparation and evidence gathering. The following may be offered as methods of teaching: lecturers within and outside the university, visits to the Bar, courthouses and enforcement offices, visits to law firms and other consulting institutions.

Law 441 : The Philosophy of Human Rights

 

Human Rights is a subject of philosophy, or rather ethics, when it is understood in the context of a form of treatment for human beings, while being treated intensely by lawyers. The main aim of the philosophy is to show where the rights of the so-called "human" originate, and to conceptualize them. It is seen that some of the rights considered as 'fundamental rights and liberties' by the philosophical initiative are not a fundamental human right. This course not only enables law school students to recognize the importance of philosophically conceptualizing fundamental rights and freedoms, but also to gain certain sensitivity in the use of concepts such as 'democracy' and 'secularism'.

 

Law 457: Legal Clinic III

 

Throughout this course, students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge of law learned in the field of private and public law throughout their education at the Faculty of Law and at the same time take legal responsibility in the case of real legal disputes under the supervision of the teaching staff. Legal clinic education aims to develop students' knowledge of law through an information service that they will present through real life relationships.

COMPULSORY LECTURES - FOURTH YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

 

Law 402: Philosophy of Society

In Western universities, it is often seen that the subjects of "society / state / political philosophy" are co-processed. The aim of the course is to be able to explain these three gigantic subjects and problem areas in the most appropriate way to the law faculty of senior students. The "utopian socialist" (Fourier, Saint-Simon) and "socialist" (Marx, Engels) thinkers of the 19th century are examined after Western examples of utopia are seen in Plato, Morus and Campanella. The main ideas of Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, the founders of sociology, are discussed. The opinions of Ibni Haldun and Ziya Gökalp are examined from the Islamic world as well as the evolutionist and conflictual theories of the 20th century. Finally, the adventure of the "Republic of Turkey" and "modernization" of the Republic of Turkey is enshrined in terms of social philosophy.

 

Law 404: Law of Enforcement and Bankruptcy –II

Bankruptcy, bankruptcy courts, bankruptcy proceedings, bankruptcy petition, opening of bankruptcy, reconstruction of the debts and composition in bankruptcy are among the subjects of the course.

 

Law 406: Criminal Procedure Law-II

The content of this course includes the works done at the prosecution stage. Accordingly, the characteristics of the criminal courts in terms of persons, places and provisions relevant to the crime, the roles and responsibilites of the judges taking place at the prosecution stage, the neutrality and independence of the judges ın the Criminal Court, the relationship between the criminal trials, the stages and characteristics of the trial, legal procedures and special legal procedures are within the content of this course.

 

Law 408: Private International Law-II

In second semester, application rules of private international law in individual, family, property and law of obligations, the form in legal operations and terms of limitation topics will be taught together with international procedure law topics of the lex fori principle, characterization, connection with substantive laws, international jurisdiction rules, Turkish international jurisdiction systems, the recognition and enforcement of foreign court decisions, international arbitration, the enforcement of foreign arbitration decisions, international judicial assistance and topics in foreigners' law, such as the rights of employment, purchase of immovable and inheritance will be discussed.

 

Law 410: Social Security Law

Social Security and Historical development of Social Security, Social Security in International and European law; Principles and Financing of Social Security; Resources of Social Security Law, Reform in Turkish Security Law; Insurance Premiums;  Types of  Social Insurances (industrial accident and industrial disease, disease, disablement, retirement, decease) unemployment insurance, general health insurance, private pension, Welfare Support, Social Services.

 

Law 412: Human Rights Law

The meaning and history of human rights, Human Rights Theory, International Human Rights Monitoring Systems, How to Prepare Applications to European Court of Human Rights, Precedents of the European Court of Human Rights, prohibition of discrimination, right to equality, freedom of expression, freedom association, religious freedoms, electoral rights, education rights, minority rights, Human Rights in the EU.

 

Law 414: Law of Insurance

The Conception of Insurance, characteristics of insurance agreements, the control of insurance companies, the contract, rights and duties of the insurer, rights and duties of the insurant, termination of insurance agreements, compensation and subrogation of the insurer.

ELECTIVE COURSES – FOURTH YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

 

Law 428: Einführung in das deutsche Recht (Introduction to German Law)

 

Introduction to German criminal law, criminal law, the general provisions of the meaning and application of basic concepts, and discussion of the meaning of legal texts, case studies on the legal.

Law 430: Air and Space Law

 

Basic concepts of space law, definition and features of the air law, concept of airship, reals rights and international agreements with regards to airship, Turkish Civil Aviation Law and liability of air carrier will be discussed.

Law 432: Moot Court Studies VI

 

Course of Moot Court Studies prepares the students for verbal jurisdiction verbal and oral phases of judging within the competition named Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which is annually coordinated in Austria.

Law 436 International Humanitarian Law

 

This course is offered as an additional specialization course for the students who have interest in public international law. Use of force has always been part of the relations between states. However, starting especially from XIX century more attention in treaty law has been paid to the humanitarian aspect of military activities of different states. It was considered that civilians and armed belligerents have certain rights to be protected by hostile parties. Particularly in this course, students will be provided with knowledge on history of development of international humanitarian law in customary and treaty law (including Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols of 1977). Historical analysis will be followed by critical overview of the contemporary problems that exist in this area of international law by identifying rights protected and efficiency and/or inefficiency of offered protection in reality.

 

Law 438 Individual Application to Turkish Constitutional Court

 

Individual Application system, features of individual application, exhaustion of remedies, time limits, substantive rights, lodging an application will be taught in the course.

Law 440 Legal Mediation

 

The purpose of this course is to examine the legal aspects of the mediation arranged by the Law on Mediation in Legal Disputes No. 6325 and to evaluate the dispute settlement in the legal framework.

Law 442 Legal Writing in Turkish Procedural Law

 

Preparation and the process of the lawsuit-applications to the Turkish courts, preparation of the court decisions and the other sorts of notification examples are examined in the concept of this lecture.

Law 444: Energy Law

 

The aim of this course is to learn the changing legal structure of energy markets that are privatized and subject to regulation and to analyze the problems in practice.

 

Law 468: Legal Clinic IV

 

Throughout this course, students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge of law learned in the field of private and public law throughout their education at the Faculty of Law and at the same time take legal responsibility in the case of real legal disputes under the supervision of the teaching staff. Legal clinic education aims to develop students' knowledge of law through an information service that they will present through real life relationships.