Ph.D.

Ph.D. PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC LAW AND PRIVATE LAW

We are very pleased to announce that Koç University is now accepting applications for Doctoral Programs in Public Law and Private Law.

PhD in law programs offer a structured research framework in national, comparative and international legal studies with its commitment to cutting edge research. Its unique approach with strong focus on research skills and bilingual coursework (Turkish-English) prepares the candidates for sincere legal scholarship under close supervision of leading scholars in an intellectual environment dedicated to excellence in research and teaching.

Our fully funded four-year Ph.D. program is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in pursuing doctoral studies in law.

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Application Requirements
  • BA Degree from Law Department – A minimum GPA of 3,00/ 4,00
  • MA/LL.M. Degree – A minimum GPA of 3,00/4,00
  • ALES: (for native applicants) minimum 70 from EW (Equally Weighted) or GRE: Minimum 154  (Quantitative/Qualitative) .
  • English Proficiency: YDS (87) / TOEFL IBT(80)  *For Turkish applicants YDS test score is accepted. Equivalent test scores from The Council of Higher Education Foreign Language Examination (YÖKDİL) will also be accepted for applications made in accordance with these additional terms.
  • A research proposal (The proposal should outline the project that you wish to pursue in your PhD dissertation. It must be written in English or Turkish and must be no longer than 2500 words including footnotes, references and bibliography).
  • A letter of intent ( 1000-2000 words)
  • Successful performance in a written exam and interview
  • Applicants will only be invited to take the interview and the written exam if  their research proposals are found successful by the evaluation committee

 

Koç Law School Priorities for PhD Research Areas:

Constitutionalism

Freedom of expression

Comparative constitutional review

Women’s human rights

Parliamentary studies in comparative context

International human rights law with focus on socio-economic rights, gender equality

Presidentialism in comparative context

Law and politics

Law of Criminal Procedure

General Principles of Criminal Law

Offences

 

Public international law projects focusing on theories and sources of international law, law on the use of force, regime interaction and interactions between sub branches of international law, Turkish approaches to international law

 

International Human Rights Law Projects focusing on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and UN Treaty bodies, comparative human rights law, margin of appreciation, the interplay between human rights law and constitutional law, reception and implementation of human rights law in domestic contexts, and backlash against International Human Rights Law.

 

Private international Law, conflict of laws, international jurisdiction, international procedural law, arbitration, dispute resolution, asylum law, investment law, international transportation law, mediation

 

Types of Employment Contract and Employment

Obligations of the Employer throughout the Employment Contract

Protection of Women Workers

Termination of the Employment Contract with Just Cause

Severance Pay

Amicable Ways of Settlement in Collective Labour Disputes

 

Insurance law, maritime law, new technologies and insurance law, autonomy and insurance law, reinsurance law

 

Double tax treaties

Value added tax

Corporate tax

 

 

 

 

Applications are accepted via online form: https://gradapp.ku.edu.tr/login.php

Application Deadline: 22 June 2018

Written Exam and Interviews: 9 July 2018

For information on the application procedure (including questions on exam requirements and scholarships), please contact:

Graduate School of Social Sciences Coordinator Ms. Tuğçe Şatana
tsatana@ku.edu.tr
+90 212 338 18 83
Law School Academic and Administrative Coordinator Ms. Esra Özcan
esraozcan@ku.edu.tr
+90 212 338 18 85