About Law School

Koç Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi

 

General Information

Koç University Law School aims to nurture creative and sophisticated lawyers with its content-rich courses in public law, private law, and its core program, which enables students to excel in a variety of disciplines. The law school program responds adeptly to meet Turkey’s need for lawyers who possess both professional language competency and an international perspective. More than 30% of the total courses offered with international content are lectured in English, thus international career opportunities may be possible for all students. The law school also provides a high level of proficiency in national law topics with its courses lectured in Turkish. Law school students have the opportunity to meet professional lawyers in regular seminars for their academic and career development. Further, exchange programs in partnership with outstanding universities around the world and international internship opportunities are designed to support international experiences for students. The law school also works to instill professional ethic values in its graduates thus enabling them to work in all fields of law- public or private- without exception.

Highlights

  • Law school students receive effective and personal academic advising from faculty members throughout their study period.
  • Koç University Law School students club, Law Club, releases a periodical that deals with current issues called ‘‘Justitia’’. Law Club also organizes study travels to national (TGNA, Constitutional Court, Court of Cassation, Council of State) and international judiciary organs and institutions (International Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, European Council, European Union Commission, European Union Court of Justice) and arranges an annual ‘‘Career Days’’ event which hosts a variety of lawyers from different fields to introduce opportunities for students.
  • Koç University Law School students demonstrated their legal knowledge and competence in English to represent Turkey in Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2008 and 2011. In this competition, members of Koç University Law School team have been awarded both in written and oral branches. The National Rounds of the 2012 Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition were held at Koç University. The International Law Students Association (ILSA), who organizes Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, appreciated the University’s successful hosting and awarded Koç University by naming it as an official sponsor in the international rounds held in Washington DC.
  • Koç University Law School, as a project partner with various national and international institutions leading the European Council, contributes to the curricula of these institutions by offering expertise in the fields of human rights and gender mainstreaming.
  • Koç University Law School organizes executive education programs for professional lawyers.
  • Koç University Career Development Center guides law school students regarding their career choices. Through its annually organized ‘‘Recruitment Days’’, students may be accepted to summer internships during their undergraduate years and as graduates they can make use of the career center to find full-time jobs. Students from the Koç University Law School have had opportunities to work in various fields like law offices, state bureaucracy, national and international non-governmental organizations, due to their professional language competencies and international perspectives.