6th International Students Symposium on Law and Global Issues

The 6th International Students Symposium on Law and Global Issues;

As Koç University Law Club, we are delighted to announce the 6th International Students Symposium on Law and Global Issues. With the participation of law students around the world we are aiming for an atmosphere, which is both rich in content and full of enthusiasm. The Symposium will take place on 10-11-12 March 2017, in Koç University. Koç University is in Istanbul which is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. We are looking forward to welcoming both speakers and participants to share academic knowledge and enjoy the Bosphorus.

In today’s world with the globalization and upcoming technologies, significant problems and developments about law are emerging. As Koç University Law Club, our main goal is encouraging students to think about such problems, do research and share their knowledge in this Symposium. So, we would like you to present a paper but it is not obligatory, you also have the option to join as a participant.

Although there is no restriction about the topics of papers to be presented, we strongly encourage our speakers to focus on one of the following topics: Freedom of speech; Right to privacy and privacy within communication technologies; Gender identity and Gender equality; Immigration; Human rights; Law and technology.

Why Should You Join Us?

The reason we are organizing this as a Students’ Symposium is that we students, as architects of the future must get together and enlighten each other by sharing our ideas.

Academic development is not the only reason for you to be here. There will be participants from all around the world. We will have an international atmosphere in an intercontinental city. We will also have different entertaining activities for you.

Costs For Participants:

Participation fee for Symposium will be 50TL/15Euro. The fee includes transportation from key public transportation stations (Subway and Metrobüs) from your hotel to Koç University and vice versa, a Symposium kit .(booklet, notebook, pen etc.), lunch and coffee breaks.

Accommodation (at Fuat Paşa Yalısı, double room, in Sarıyer) fee for three days (9-10-11 March) is 85 Euro, which includes breakfast..

Please keep that in mind that travel expenses and personal expenses (additional meals etc.) are expected to be covered by the participants themselves.


  1. If you are presenting a paper; you need to send an abstract (350 words) until January 30th. Your abstracts will be evaluated by a committee and you will be notified whether your application has been successful or not by February 3rd. If your paper is selected for presentation, you need to send the whole paper until February 23th . If your abstract is not selected, you have the option to join the Symposium as a participant.
  2. Each presenter will have 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes will be allocated for QUESTIONS&ANSWERS. If you are not presenting a paper, application deadline is 1st of March

All participants will be given a participation certificate and those who present paper will be given a presentation certificate either.

A committee will evaluate the papers and presentations and give best presentation and best paper awards.

Whole Symposium will be held in English.

Please do not hesitate to contact with us by kulawclub@ku.edu.tr and please visit;




For application please visit lawsyposium.ku.edu.tr

We are looking forward to meeting you in Istanbul!