Courses

LAW 101 / INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND METHODOLOGY

Basic concepts of Law. Sources of Law; interpretation of legal norms; legal rules and other rules of conduct. Methodology.
Credits: 3

LAW 103 / CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I

Types of constitutions; meanings of constitutions; constituting power and constitutional amendment; method and interpretation in constitutional law; enactment and judicial review of public acts (laws; decrees having the force of laws; parliamentary resolutions; regulations and by-laws); popular sovereignty and national sovereignty; mandates; unitary and federal states; regionalization; presidential and parliamentary government; semi-presidentialism.
Credits: 4

LAW 104 / CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II

Ottoman-Turkish constitutional developments; Preamble of the constitution; features of republic and irrevocable provisions; disclosure of political parties; principle of equality; restriction of fundamental rights and freedoms; legislation and deputies; executive (President and Council of Ministers) ; motion of censure, investigation and presidential renewal of elections; Constitutional Court and constitutional review.
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: LAW. 103 or consent of the instructor

LAW 105 / INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL LAW

Basic principles of civil Law. Laws regulating real persons and legal persons such as societies and foundations, protection of personality.
Credits: 4

LAW 106 / FAMILY LAW

Engagement, marriage, the status of spouses within the family. Divorce, matrimonial property regimes. Rights of the children; the relation between the child and the parents. Adoption.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 105 or consent of the instructor

LAW 111 / ROMAN LAW

A brief introduction to the political structure of the Roman Empire; basics of Roman Law, its history and sources, along with Corpus Iuris Civilis. The influence of this legal branch on contemporary legal systems will be examined through comparative Law methods, and the foundation of current day Law of obligations and property in Roman Law.
Credits: 3

LAW 112 / LEGAL PHILOSOPHY

Examination of fundamental issues of legal philosophy such as the concepts of Law and rights, the relationship between science and philosophy, the influence of ethics on Law, interpretation methods, the purpose of Law and the discussion of the idea of justice. Various movements such as the natural Law movement and legal positivism; postmodern legal movements.
Credits: 3

LAW 113 / LEGAL HISTORY

Development of the various legal systems in the world; historical development of the Turkish legal system; the transition to the secular legal system following the adoption of Western European Laws after the foundation of the Republic, and historical changes in the legal field.
Credits: 3

LAW 114 / LEGAL SOCIOLOGY

The various views on the sociological roots of Law with respect to modern science; the scope and the methodology of legal sociology; the evolution of the pure legal sociology concept; the influence of the sociological structure on Law, the views of famous thinkers such as Durkheim, Weber and Gurvitch, who are among the founders of the science of sociology, on Law.
Credits: 3

LAW 115 / ADVOCACY LAW

The comprehension of the legal profession in all aspects; the birth and development of the legal profession comparatively as well as the position; the local and universal elements of the legal profession as well as the model rules and associations that stipulate the framework of the profession.
Credits: 3

LAW 201 / CRIMINAL LAW I

Historical development of criminal Laws. Basic principles of criminal Law. Crime; material and moral elements of crime, the role of the intention; felonies and misdemeanors. Enforcement.
Credits: 4

LAW 205 / LAW OF OBLIGATIONS I

Different types of obligations and applicable general principles to them. Freedom of contract. The role of the free will, immorality. Fulfillment of obligations. Representation. Effect of obligations to third parties. Basic principles regulating contractual relations.
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: LAW. 105 or consent of the instructor

LAW 206 / LAW OF OBLIGATIONS II

Obligations deriving from acts against Law. Basic conditions of tortuous liability (damage, causal relation) different types of tortuous liabilities. Unjust enrichment.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 205 or consent of the instructor

LAW 207 / ADMINISTRATIVE LAW I

Sources of administrative Law. Turkish administrative system; autonomous administrative organizations. The function of the `administration?. Administrative acts; public property, expropriation. Public personnel. The role of the State in business life.
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: LAW. 103 or consent of the instructor

LAW 210 / ADMINISTRATIVE LAW II

Judicial control of administration. Administrative disputes; administrative decisions. Jurisdiction of administrative courts and procedure.
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: LAW. 207 or consent of the instructor

LAW 212 / CRIMINAL LAW II

Offences against life (intentional killing, reckless killing); offences against physical integrity (injury, trading of organs); offences against liberty (threat, blackmail, force); offences against property (theft, robbery, damage to property, abuse of trust, theft by deception, benefiting without payment).
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 201 or consent of the instructor

LAW 221 / INTERNATIONAL LAW I

The nature and basic characteristics of international law, sources of international law, the relationship between national and international law, the law of treaties, subjects/actors of international law, statehood and recognition, jurisdiction and sovereignty, state immunity, the individual and international law, minorities and the right to self-determination.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 104 or consent of the instructor

LAW 222 / INTERNATIONAL LAW II

Diplomatic and consular relations, diplomatic and consular privileges and immunities, international organizations, the United Nations, state responsibility, settlement of international disputes, sanctions and countermeasures, the use of force, the international fight against terrorism, international humanitarian law, the law of the sea.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 221 or consent of the instructor

LAW 301 / LAW OF PROPERTY I

Detailed acquirements about the concept of possession, ownership of movable property, pledges, liens, pledges of debts and land registry.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 105 or consent of the instructor

LAW 303 / LAW OF CIVIL PROCEDURE I

The court structure; commencing civil actions in state courts; general principles of civil procedure; court system; status of judges.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: (LAW. 206 and LAW. 205) or consent of the instructor

LAW 304 / LAW OF CIVIL PROCEDURE II

Appellate review; the course of an appeal; scope of review; mechanics of appeal; re-opening of a case; res judicata; arbitration.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 303 or consent of the instructor

LAW 305 / COMMERCIAL LAW I

Basic institutions. Commercial enterprises and rules regulating them. Laws applicable to merchants. Negotiable instruments and recent developments.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 205 or consent of the instructor

LAW 306 / COMMERCIAL LAW II

Simple partnerships and other business associations, especially corporations and partnership with limited liability. Multinational corporations.
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: LAW. 305 or consent of the instructor

LAW 308 / LAW OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

The court structure. Basic principles of criminal procedure. Commencement and conduct of criminal proceedings, public prosecutor and defence. Appeal.
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: LAW. 201 or consent of the instructor

LAW 313 / CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW

Legal problems of consumers as weaker parties in commercial transactions. The Constitutional basis and statutory provisions, civil (The Law of the Protection of the Consumer) as well as public law nature will be discussed.
Credits: 3

LAW 314 / MASS MEDIA LAW

Legal issues related to mass media from perspective of Turkish and comparative law. Evolution of media law; media law and related rights and freedoms, i.e. freedom of expression and right to privacy; libel; limits of criticism; incitement to hatred; national security and public morals; access to government information; broadcasting activities; censorship; monopoly in media law; High Authority for Radio and Television; rules of conduct for media; associations for media workers.
Credits: 3

LAW 315 / ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Development, nature and sources of environmental law; right to environment as a human right and its constitutional basis; conservation of environment, administrative actions and sanctions for conservation of environment; environmental pollution and its types; civil and penal liability for environmental damage, international dimension of environmental law.
Credits: 3

LAW 316 / AIR LAW

Air Law from private Law aspect. General introduction to air Law; review of international organizations, inter- natioal conventions as well as national regulations in this field. Examination of concept and nationality of aircraft, operation of an aircraft and non-contractual liability arising therefrom. Carriage of passengers and cargo by air. Insurance aspects and aviation security.
Credits: 3

LAW 322 / INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LAW

This English-based course will examine how U.S. federal and state courts are organized and how they work, including taking a look at the way Laws have developed under the precedent system of common Law relevant to American courts. A select number of decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States will be examined to learn how precedent has been used to determine the meaning and application of a very important legal principle for American society.
Credits: 3

LAW 324 / LAW OF PROPERTY II

Concept of ownership of land, condominum ownership, praedial servitudes, right of way, right of construction and right of usufruct and mortgage.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 301

LAW 325 / COMPETITION LAW

Basics of the competition law, critical legal and economic analysis. Main substantive laws within the context of `The Act on Protection of Competition No 4054?. Examination of the relevant statutory and case law framework, an introduction to US and EC antitrust laws. Specific categories of business practices such as privatization, franchising, and patents.The provisions on unfair competition of the Turkish Commercial Code.
Credits: 3

LAW 326 / EUROPEAN UNION LAW

International status of European Community and Union; the institutions. The law making power. Court of Justice. The Association Agreement. The law of the European Union: Free movement of persons, capital and services. Competition. Harmonisation and unification of laws. Customs Union.
Credits: 3

LAW 327 / INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

Historical development, concept and the scope of International Criminal Law (ICL), general principles of ICL. Prosecution of crimes committed abroad before national courts, applicability of foreign penal codes before national courts, execution of foreign judgments, international cooperation in the prosecution of international and transnational crimes, International crimes, International criminal tribunals.
Credits: 3

LAW 328 / INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Basic concepts and historical development of human rights, human rights theories, classification and restriction of human rights on the national and international level (especially the European system for the protection of human rights), as well as their legal protection.
Credits: 3

LAW 338 / LAW OF OBLIGATIONS III


Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 205 and LAW. 206

LAW 340 / EUROPEAN UNION ECONOMIC LAW

Internal Market. Free Movement of Goods. Free Movement of Capital. Free Movement of Workers. Free Movement of Services. Right of Establisment. International Economic Agreements of the EU; WTO Agreements, Association Agreements, Customs Union, EU ? Turkey Economic Relations. EU Company Law. EU Intellectual Property Law. EU Competition Law ? Private Sector; Agreements, Decisions, Concerted Practises, Abuse of Dominant Position, Merger Control. EU Competition Law ? Public Sector; State Aids. EU Public Procurement Law.
Credits: 3

LAW 341 / BANKING LAW

Banking institutions and related concepts, banking licence, banking transactions, corporate governance, management structure of banks, general principles of banking law, credits, deposits, qualified liability of bank.
Credits: 3

LAW 403 / PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW I

Rules relating to acquisition and loss of nationality in general and under the Turkish Nationality Act; general knowledge of immigration Law, including subjects as the entrance, residence, and working in Turkey. Conflict of Laws.
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: LAW. 304 or consent of the instructor

LAW 407 / LAW OF INHERITANCE

Turkish system of inheritance. Statutory successors, reserved portion. Wills and agreements of inheritance. Form of testamentary dispositions. Determination of heirs, refusal of estate, official liquidation. Partition of the estate.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: (LAW. 105 and LAW. 205) or consent of the instructor

LAW 409 / LAW OF ENFORCEMENT AND INSOLVENCY I

Execution of court orders, its procedure and characteristics; precautionary measures; attachment.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: (LAW. 303 and LAW. 304) or consent of the instructor

LAW 410 / INSURANCE LAW

The basic concepts of the law of insurance, public oversight of insurance companies, insurance brokers, contract of insurance, obligations and duties of the insurer, policy holder and third persons.
Credits: 3

LAW 411 / ADMIRALTY

General introduction with historical background; sources of Turkish admiralty law; ship ownership and mortgage; damaged caused by ships; precautionary measures; marine transport. Selected topics.
Credits: 3

LAW 414 / INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW

Legal problems of international business basically from the Turkish point of view. Emphasis will be put on the rapidly developing sectors of Turkish international business, such as international sales contracts, agency relations, transportation of goods, means of payment, unfair competition, tortuous liability for products.
Credits: 3

LAW 416 / PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW II

Conflict of laws; international civil procedure. Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 403 or consent of the instructor

LAW 418 / CAPITAL MARKET LAW

General regulations encompassing capital market instruments, issuers, publicly held corporations, investor protection, intermediary institutions, capital market investment companies, administrative regulatory aspect of capital markets, disclosure requirements, the Capital Market Board of Turkey and its regulatory functions.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 306

LAW 420 / LEGAL WRITING II

Students will gain experience in advanced research and write complex legal documents, including appeals court briefs, opinion letters, and office memoranda.
Credits: 3

LAW 422 / INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW

General principles of taxation applied to individuals and companies conducting cross-border transactions; the income tax aspects of (1) foreign income earned by Turkish resident taxpayers, and (2) domestic income earned by non-resident foreign taxpayers; the double taxation problem arising from such transactions which are normally taxable under the domestic rules of both state of residence and the state of source; international tax disputes arising from the application of tax treaties and procedures established under tax treaties for the solution of such disputes.
Credits: 3

LAW 425 / LAW OF TAXATION

Constitutional principles of taxation, tax procedure, tax crimes and tax disputes. Income and corporate taxation and value added tax.
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: (LAW. 210 and LAW. 306) or consent of the instructor

LAW 426 / PROCEDURAL TAX LAW

Administrative and judicial procedural rules on tax disputes; compromise and correction procedures applied on tax disputes occurred between the tax payers and the tax administration; the judicial procedural Law applied on tax disputes held by tax courts.
Credits: 3

LAW 429 / INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY LAW

Author's rights; patent Law; trade · mark Law. References to further Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights pertaining to particular conduct, situations or subject matters. Main international conventions and organisations, the impact of the European Union on the intellectual and industrial property legislation of Turkey.
Credits: 3

LAW 430 / INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION LAW

Basic structure of international commercial arbitration Law by reference to the arbitration rules such as ICC, DIS, LCIA and Unidroit Arbitration Rules and to different national Laws. Types and Forms of Arbitration, the Procedural Framework and Sources, Arbitration Agreements, Arbitrability and Public Policy, Establishment and Jurisdiction of the Arbitral Tribunal, Powers and Duties of Arbitrators, Conduct of Arbitral Proceedings, Challenge and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards.
Credits: 3

LAW 431 / COMPANY TAXATION

The rules applicable to corporations and limited liability companies; the corporate income tax rules applied on the business profits of such companies; the investment incentives (e.g. tax deductions and R&D incentives) granted to such companies; the procedural obligations of companies on company books and documentation.
Credits: 3

LAW 433 / LABOR LAW I

Historical background of Labor Law; the individual employment contract; rights and obligations of the parties; organization of work and working time; remuneration; paid vacations and annual leave with pay; termination of employment contract; job security; collective dismissal; severance pay.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 205

LAW 436 / LAW OF ENFORCEMENT AND INSOLVENCY II

Nature of bankruptcy; insolvency bodies; bankruptcy proceedings; consequences of bankruptcy; conduct of bankruptcy; rescue and rehabilitation
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: (LAW. 304 and LAW. 409) or consent of the instructor

LAW 437 / INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT LAW

As an important business the movement of goods and passengers; brief introduction to international sale of goods, its relation with the transportation; parties ?other than the carrier- involved in the transport, such as freight forwarders, terminal operators; carriage of goods by all modes, i.e. sea, road, rail, air, and inland; multimodal transport; international transport conventions; contractual terms; international transport documents; parties to the contract of carriage; scope of application of the transport conventions, liability of the carrier, exoneration from liability, limits of liability, loss of right to limit, and jurisdiction.
Credits: 3

LAW 440 / LABOR LAW II

Collective labor relations; organization and structure of trade unions; collective agreements; settlement of collective labor disputes; mediation and arbitration; strikes and lock-outs and their exceptions
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LAW. 433

LAW 441 / SOCIAL SECURITY LAW

Fundamental concepts of social security law such as the social insurance, social aid and social services; financing of the social security; conclusion of the social insurance relationship; rights and duties of the persons protected as well as its results; content of the protection of the secured persons for the risks of sickness, unemployment, old-age, employment injury, maternity, invalidity and loss of life.
Credits: 3