FACULTY OF LAW

Turgut Tan, Ph.D., Dean
Hüseyin Can Aksoy, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean
Şemsi Barış Özçelik, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The main objective of the programs is to maintain a forum where students graduate with a solid legal background and excellent command of written and spoken English. Graduates of the law faculty are equipped with life-long learning skills that they would need to research and discern new legal institutions and regulations of the global world. Innovative teaching methods based on in-class discussions and analysis of case studies aim to build and foster creative and critical thinking skills of the students.

As a lawyer must always be aware of the financial and social conditions and needs of the society both in domestic and international level, the Faculty offers compulsory courses on such matters as well as liberal arts courses, which aim at showing the students the complex interactions between legal, cultural and social institutions.

The Faculty of Law aims to provide the students with knowledge in classical areas of law as well as with basic professional information in other fields requiring specialization. It is aimed to educate lawyers with a solid legal background, who could analyze and discuss legal matters during and following their education. With its curricula, the Faculty of Law aims to make students question and understand the conflicts of interests lying beneath legal disputes and find and apply the appropriate solutions.

CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CS 121  Introduction to Computer Tools  3  2  3  -
ENG 101  English and Composition I  5    3  -
GE 100  Orientation  1    1  -
LAW 101  Introduction to Law  3    3  -
LAW 103  Constitutional Law I  4    3  -
LAW 105  Civil Law I  4    3  -
MATH 119  Statistics for Lawyers  3    3  -
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  -

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ECON 103  Principles of Economics  4    3  -
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  -
HUM 111  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas I  3    3  -
LAW 102  Roman Law  3    3  -
LAW 104  Constitutional Law II  4    3  -
LAW 106  Civil Law II  4    3  -
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  -

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I      -  -
LAW 201  Law of Obligations I  4    3  -
LAW 203  Criminal Law I  4    3  -
LAW 205  Administrative Law I  4    3  -
LAW 303  Public International Law  3    3  -
LAW 413  European Union Law  3    3  -
PHIL 243  Social and Political Philosophy I  6    6  -

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II      1  -
HIST 200  History of Turkey  4    4  -
LAW 202  Law of Obligations II  4    3  -
LAW 204  Criminal Law II  4    3  -
LAW 206  Administrative Law II  4    3  -
LAW 216  Introduction to Anglo-American Law  2    2  -
PHIL 244  Social and Political Philosophy II  6    6  -

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAW 301  Civil Procedure I  4    3  -
LAW 305  Civil Law III: Law of Property I  4    3  -
LAW 307  Commercial Law I  4    3  -
LAW 309  Law of Obligations (Special Part)  3    3  -
MAN 211  Principles of Accounting I  3    3  -
  Department Elective      2  4

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAW 302  Civil Procedure II  4    3  -
LAW 304  Private International Law  4    3  -
LAW 306  Civil Law III: Law of Property II  4    3  -
LAW 308  Commercial Law II  4    3  -
LAW 358  Criminal Law (Special Part)  2    2  -
MAN 216  Elements of Finance  3    3  -
  Department Elective      2  4

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAW 401  Commercial Law III  4    3  -
LAW 403  Civil Law IV: Inheritance Law  4    3  -
LAW 407  Tax Law  3    3  -
LAW 409  Intellectual Property Law  2    2  -
LAW 411  Criminal Procedure  4    3  -
LAW 412  Labor Law I  2    2  -
  Department Elective      2  4

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAW 402  Commercial Law IV  2    2  -
LAW 405  International Human Rights Law  3    3  -
LAW 406  International Business Law  3    3  -
LAW 408  Competition Law  2    2  -
LAW 410  Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law  4    3  -
LAW 414  Labour Law II  2    2  -
  Department Elective      2  4

ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ECON 331  International Trade  3    3  -
ECON 332  International Economics II  3    3  -
ECON 410  Contemporary Issues in Turkish Economy II  3    3  -
GE 471  Business and Legal Considerations for Technology Startups  3    3  -
IR 305  International Organizations  3    3  -
IR 338  Politics of International Economy  3    3  -
LAW 353  Environmental Law  2    2  -
LAW 359  Comparative Private Law  2    2  -
LAW 360  Public Finance  2    2  -
LAW 365  Legal Philosophy  2    2  -
LAW 366  Legal Sociology  2    2  -
LAW 374  Parliamentary Law  2    2  -
LAW 375  Turkish Constitutional History  2    2  -
LAW 376  Selected Topics in English Law  2    2  -
LAW 383  Introduction to Law and Economics of Competition and Regulatory Policies  2    2  -
LAW 384  Criminology  2    2  -
LAW 386  Law, Film and Literature  2    2  -
LAW 388  Refugee Law and International Protection  2    2  -
LAW 390  Individual Application to the Constitutional Court (Merits and Procedure)  2    2  -
LAW 392  Criminal Law and Cultural Properties  2    2  -
LAW 415  Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards  2    2  -
LAW 420  International Commercial Arbitration  2    2  -
LAW 421  Internet Law  2    2  -
LAW 422  Maritime Law  2    2  -
LAW 423  Law of Capital Markets  2    2  -
LAW 427  Citizenship and Foreigners Law  2    2  -
LAW 430  Financial Institutions Law  2    2  -
LAW 434  Budget Law  2    2  -
LAW 441  Monetary Law  2    2  -
LAW 445  Advertising Law  2    2  -
LAW 447  Moot Court I  2    2  -
LAW 448  Moot Court II  2    2  -
LAW 450  Introduction to Economic Analysis of Law  2    2  -
LAW 451  Moot Court III  2    2  -
LAW 452  Moot Court IV  2    2  -
LAW 454  Consumer Law  2    2  -
LAW 460  Legal Aspects of EU-Turkey Relations  2    2  -
LAW 465  Settlement of Energy Investment Disputes  2    2  -
LAW 466  Non-Contractual Liability Law  2    2  -
LAW 467  International Family Law  2    2  -
LAW 468  Legal and Administrative Aspects of Privatization  2    2  -
LAW 469  Humanitarian Law  2    2  -
LAW 472  Patent Law  2    2  -
LAW 474  Occupational Health and Safety  2    2  -
POLS 306  Contemporary Turkish Politics  3    3  -

GRADUATE PROGRAM

LL.M. in Law and Economics

The rapid improvement of the relationship between law and economics brought multidisciplinary studies into the center of 21st century legal education and practice. In today's world, where interaction between law and economics has become clearer under the light of the developments in relation to globalisation, the need for experts, who not only know the legal framework of market economy well, but also can comprehend the economic effects of legal rules and analyze the economic sides of different legal regimes, is growing. In order to meet this need, it is important to train university degree holders in economics as well as law.

Recent and rapid approximation of the objectives of law and economics that had been considered totally diverse academic fields for many years indicates some important points about the relationship between law and economics. Investors require experts, who can interpret the legal rules by taking economic points of view into consideration and comment on a certain economic behaviour in the contexts of different legal systems, rather than standard legal consultancy. Competition Law and the Law of Economic Regulation are the most significant ones of the law fields prominent regarding this perspective.

Main purpose of the LL.M. Programme of Bilkent Law Faculty is to provide students with expertise on the legal framework of market economy as well as in the fields of Competition Law and Economic Regulation and with ability to adopt the interaction between law and economics in modern practice of these disciplines.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAW 501  Economic Analysis of Law  3    3  -
LAW 503  Economics of Competition  3    3  -
LAW 504  Competition Law  3    3  -
LAW 505  Economic Regulation and Law  3    3  -
LAW 506  Energy Law and Policy  3    3  -
LAW 507  Public Economic Law  3    3  -
LAW 508  Telecommunications Law  3    3  -
LAW 509  Term Project      -  -
LAW 510  Banking Regulation Law  3    3  -
LAW 520  Capital Markets and Market Abuse  3    3  -
  Elective      3  4

Master of Private Law

The Master's Program in private law is designed for applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in law and willing to specialize in private law. The program includes courses in classical and substantial areas of private law as well as in other fields requiring national and international perspective of specialization. Some courses are held in English and others are in Turkish.

Admission:Applicants to the program must have a Bachelor's Degree in law. Proficiency in written and oral English as well as ALES score must be documented. Language of education is Turkish and English.

Degree Requirements: Students admitted to the program will be required to complete a minimum of 21 credit hours of course as well as three non-credit courses and write and defend a thesis. Students must take the courses and the seminar in maximum four semesters and must complete the program with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00/4.00 with no grades below C. Expected duration to complete the program is four semesters; the maximum duration is six semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  -
GE 590  Academic Practices      -  -
LAW 550  Fundamentals of Legal Thought  3    3  -
LAW 590  Pre-Thesis Seminar      -  -
LAW 599  Master's Thesis      -  -
  Law and Economics Resricted Elective      3  7
  Private Law Restricted Electives (4)      12  28
  Public Law Restricted Elective      3  7

PRIVATE LAW RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAW 551  Current Issues on Immovable Property Law      3  -
LAW 552  Current Issues on Consumer Law      3  -
LAW 553  Current Issues on Law of Contracts      3  -
LAW 554  Current Issues on Law of Torts      3  -
LAW 555  Corporate Governance in Joint Stock Companies      3  -
LAW 556  Company Law and Competition Law Aspects of Mergers and Divisions      3  -
LAW 557  Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations      3  -
LAW 558  Procedural Irregularities in International Commercial Arbitration      3  -
LAW 559  Liability of Organs and Members in Companies  3    3  -
LAW 560  Lis Pendens in International Civil Procedure  3    3  -
LAW 561  New Developments in Non-Performance Law  3    3  -
LAW 601  Civil Law (Real Securities)  3    3  -
LAW 608  Servitudes and Competition Law  3    3  -
LAW 610  ICSID Arbitration  3    3  -
LAW 612  Bound Enterprises Law ( Company Groups Law )  3    3  -
LAW 615  Doctrine of Innominate Contracts  3    3  -
LAW 622  Preservation of Assets in Corporations  3    3  -
LAW 624  International Procedure  3    3  -
LAW 632  Legal Acts (Transactions) Theory  3    3  -
LAW 638  Concept of Ownership and Limitations of Ownership related with Land  3    3  -
LAW 642  Freedom of Contract  3    3  -

PUBLIC LAW RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAW 546  Current Issues in Labour Law  3    3  -
LAW 562  Legal and Administrative Aspects of Privatization  3    3  -
LAW 563  General Theory of Crime  3    3  -
LAW 564  Status of International Treaties in Domestic Legal Orders  3    3  -
LAW 565  Protection Mechanism of the ECHR (Historical Process and Implementation)  3    3  -
LAW 566  Legal Certainty and Protection of Legitimate Expectations in EU Administrative Law  3    3  -
LAW 567  Parliamentary Law  3    3  -
LAW 568  Contemporary Governmental Systems  3    3  -
LAW 570  Principles of Social Security Law  3    3  -
LAW 605  Constitutional Judiciary  3    3  -
LAW 606  Fiscal Law  3    3  -
LAW 609  Criminal Law  3    3  -
LAW 613  ECHR Law  3    3  -
LAW 618  Social Law  3    3  -
LAW 619  Comparative Constitutional Law  3    3  -
LAW 640  Individual Application to the Constitutional Court (Merits and Procedure)  3    3  -

LAW AND ECONOMICS RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAW 501  Economic Analysis of Law  3    3  -
LAW 503  Economics of Competition  3    3  -
LAW 504  Competition Law  3    3  -
LAW 505  Economic Regulation and Law  3    3  -
LAW 506  Energy Law and Policy  3    3  -
LAW 507  Public Economic Law  3    3  -
LAW 508  Telecommunications Law  3    3  -
LAW 510  Banking Regulation Law  3    3  -
LAW 520  Capital Markets and Market Abuse  3    3  -

Master of of Public Law

The Master's Program in public law is designed for applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in law and willing to specialize in public law. The program includes courses in classical and substantial areas of public law as well as in other fields requiring national and international perspective of specialization. Some courses are held in English and others are in Turkish.

Admission: Applicants to the program must have a Bachelor's Degree in law. Proficiency in written and oral English as well as ALES score must be documented. Language of education is Turkish and English.

Degree Requirements: Students admitted to the program will be required to complete a minimum of 21 credit hours of course as well as three non-credit courses and write and defend a thesis. Students must take the courses and the seminar in maximum four semesters and complete the program with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00/4.00 with no grades below C. Expected duration to complete the program is four semesters; the maximum duration is six semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  -
GE 590  Academic Practices      -  -
LAW 550  Fundamentals of Legal Thought  3    3  -
LAW 590  Pre-Thesis Seminar      -  -
LAW 599  Master's Thesis      -  -
  Law and Economics Resricted Elective      3  7
  Private Law Restricted Elective      3  7
  Public Law Restricted Electives (4)      12  28

Doctor of Philosophy in Private and Public Law

The Faculty offers two Ph.D. programmes in Private Law and Public Law. The Programmes shall include courses in classical and substantial areas of both private and public law as well as in other fields requiring national and international perspective of specialisation. Some courses are held in English and others are in Turkish.

CURRICULUM OF Ph.D. IN PRIVATE LAW

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 690  Academic Practices      -  -
LAW 634  Methodology of Law  2    -  -
LAW 680  Current Issues on Private Law  3    3  -
LAW 682  Current Issues on Public Law  3    3  -
LAW 689  Pre-Thesis Seminar      -  -
LAW 699  Ph.D. Dissertation      -  -
  Private Law Restricted Electives (4)      12  28
  Public Law Restricted Elective      3  7

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAW 551  Current Issues on Immovable Property Law      3  -
LAW 552  Current Issues on Consumer Law      3  -
LAW 553  Current Issues on Law of Contracts      3  -
LAW 554  Current Issues on Law of Torts      3  -
LAW 555  Corporate Governance in Joint Stock Companies      3  -
LAW 556  Company Law and Competition Law Aspects of Mergers and Divisions      3  -
LAW 557  Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations      3  -
LAW 558  Procedural Irregularities in International Commercial Arbitration      3  -
LAW 559  Liability of Organs and Members in Companies  3    3  -
LAW 560  Lis Pendens in International Civil Procedure  3    3  -
LAW 601  Civil Law (Real Securities)  3    3  -
LAW 608  Servitudes and Competition Law  3    3  -
LAW 610  ICSID Arbitration  3    3  -
LAW 612  Bound Enterprises Law ( Company Groups Law )  3    3  -
LAW 615  Doctrine of Innominate Contracts  3    3  -
LAW 622  Preservation of Assets in Corporations  3    3  -
LAW 624  International Procedure  3    3  -
LAW 632  Legal Acts (Transactions) Theory  3    3  -
LAW 638  Concept of Ownership and Limitations of Ownership related with Land  3    3  -
LAW 642  Freedom of Contract  3    3  -

CURRICULUM OF Ph.D. IN PUBLIC LAW

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 690  Academic Practices      -  -
LAW 634  Methodology of Law  2    -  -
LAW 680  Current Issues on Private Law  3    3  -
LAW 682  Current Issues on Public Law  3    3  -
LAW 689  Pre-Thesis Seminar      -  -
LAW 699  Ph.D. Dissertation      -  -
  Private Law Restricted Elective      3  7
  Public Law Restricted Electives (4)      12  28

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAW 546  Current Issues in Labour Law  3    3  -
LAW 562  Legal and Administrative Aspects of Privatization  3    3  -
LAW 563  General Theory of Crime  3    3  -
LAW 564  Status of International Treaties in Domestic Legal Orders  3    3  -
LAW 565  Protection Mechanism of the ECHR (Historical Process and Implementation)  3    3  -
LAW 566  Legal Certainty and Protection of Legitimate Expectations in EU Administrative Law  3    3  -
LAW 567  Parliamentary Law  3    3  -
LAW 568  Contemporary Governmental Systems  3    3  -
LAW 570  Principles of Social Security Law  3    3  -
LAW 605  Constitutional Judiciary  3    3  -
LAW 606  Fiscal Law  3    3  -
LAW 609  Criminal Law  3    3  -
LAW 613  ECHR Law  3    3  -
LAW 618  Social Law  3    3  -
LAW 619  Comparative Constitutional Law  3    3  -
LAW 640  Individual Application to the Constitutional Court (Merits and Procedure)  3    3  -


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