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Law Master's Program (Turkish with Thesis)

Degree: LL.M.
Duration (Years): 1 - 2
Language: Turkish

The Faculty of Law offers three different master programs since the year 2000. These three programs are gathered under the topics of Public Law, Private Law, International Law which can be found as European Union Law and Human Rights Law. The aim is to provide graduate education to those who want to specialize in one of the given disciplines. Graduate students, who wish to specialize in one of the disciplines stated above, can further choose to specialize in the following areas. In the area Private Law students can focus on Civil Law, Law of Torts, Contract Law or Civil Procedural Law. In the area of Public Law students can focus on Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law or General Public Law or Philosophy of Law. In the area of International Law students can specialize in European Union Law, Human Rights, and Public international law fields. Forty-five students completed master's degree in the Faculty of Law by 2010.

Admission Requirements

As a rule, Faculty of Law graduate program accepts applicants who are graduated from law schools. However, exceptional candidates such as those graduated from Public Administration and International Relations disciplines will be admitted to the program subject to Faculty Board decisions. These candidates will be asked to follow a deficiency program according to their preferred areas of study. Students fom Turkey are asked to secure a fundamental Academic Graduate Studies Exam (ALES) score of at least %55 points from equal weight section. Applicants should be capable of following the programs in Turkish.

Research Interests

Private Law; Civil law, Law of obligations, Labour law, Private international law, Commercial law, Law of civil procedure

Public Law; Criminal law, Constitutional law, Administrative law

International Law; Public international law, European union law, European union and human rights, General theory of human rights

Contact Information

Tel: +90 392 630 1171 / 1644
Fax: +90 392 365 4910

Degree: LL.M.
Duration (Years): 1 - 2
Language: Turkish
Course Code Course Title Semester Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab (hrs/week) Tutorial (hrs/week) ECTS

Semester 1

HKUK101 Civil Law - I 1 4 4 - - 7
Civil law is a branch of law which treats of private relations. The course will consider: Law of Persons, general principles regarding real and legal personality, beginning and end of personality, registry of personal status, capacity-persons as subjects of rights in general, capacity to act, personality and inherent rights thereof.
HKUK103 Roman Law - I 1 2 2 - - 4
Roman law, which constitutes the basis of many legal systems currently in force in different countries, will be considered in two stages. In the first part of the course, following preliminary remarks on the history and political and legal development of Roman society, the sources and main principles of Roman law are examined. The course then considers the law of persons: the concept of personality, capacity in general -persons as subject to rights and obligations, the capacity to act and the concept and different types of legal persons, -e.g. agency, and finally, procedural and bankruptcy law and the judicial system of Rome.
HKUK131 ConstitutionalLaw - I 1 4 4 - - 7
The General Principles of Constitutional Law comprise the following topics: The concept of state; types of state, federal state, unitary state; types of Constitution, rigid, flexible, and written constitutions; the concept of human rights, pluralism and political participation, authoritarian, democratic systems; political parties and electoral systems, the separations of powers and governmental systems, presidential, conventional, parliamentary, semi-presidential.
HKUK133 Introduction to Law 1 3 3 - - 5
The main purpose of this course is to provide students with basic concepts of law and legal order. In this context: Religious rules, rules of manners, moral rules, and legal rules are compared and definitions of law and legal rules are derived. The sources of law are then treated: customary rules, written rules-hierarchy of norms-laws, decrees, regulations, and judicial decisions and doctrine.
EKON121 Introduction to Economics - I 1 3 3 - - 4
This course introduces students to the key concept and topic of microeconomics such as demand and supply, elasticity, utility, preferences, production, costs, perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and factor markets.
ENGL155 Basic English - I 1 5 3 5 5 3
ENGL155 is the first semester, first year English language course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to A1-A2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course introduces the students to the English language and aims to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in academic settings.
ENGL157 English - I 1 5 5 - - 3
ENGL157 is a first year, first semester English language course for the students in the Faculty of Law. It aims to further develop all four skills. By the end of this course, students are expected to improve the level of their English to A2 level as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The contact hours are 5 hours per week.

Semester 2

HKUK102 Civil Law - II 2 4 4 - - 8
The course begins with general information on the concept of the family in Turkish Law, then the notions of engagement, marriage, divorce and judicial separation are studied, together with their consequences. The course ends with a treatment of parent-child relations in relation to the concepts of legitimization, adoption, guardianship, curatorship and statutory advisors.
HKUK104 Roman Law - II 2 2 2 - - 4
In the second part of the course, within the law of property and the law of obligations the following topics are explored: The concept of real rights, ownership and possession, the concept of obligation, the contracts system in Roman law, different types of contracts, the question of liability objective and subjective liability and the termination of obligations.
HKUK132 ConstitutionalLaw - II 2 4 4 - - 8
This course examines: Historical background of Turkish constitutional developments; the general characteristics of the 1982 Constitution including national state, democratic state, secularism, social state, the rule of law; the legislature, the structure of legislature, the legislative process, control over the executive, budgetary powers; the Executive, the President of the Republic, the Council of Ministers; the Judiciary, the independence of the judiciary, the Constitutional Court and judicial review of the constitutionally of laws.
ITEC190 Computer for Law 2 2 2 1 - 3
The course presents the basic description of information technology concepts, basic computer system hardware and software components, common terminology in information technology, application areas, and integration of computer system components. Students document on the computer using office programs, spreadsheets, and presentations that are necessary to prepare is to provide basic knowledge and skills.
EKON122 Introduction to Economics - II 2 3 3 - - 4
Elementary macroeconomics. Determination of national income. The role of government. The banking system. Problems of inflation, unemployment and growth.
ENGL158 English - IV 2 5 5 - - 3
ENGL158 is a second semester English language course for the students in the Faculty of Law. It is designed to help students improve their level of English to A2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The purpose of the course is to develop students? awareness of English and to improve their language and communication skills. This course also aims to develop an autonomous and self-directed approach to learning.
ENGL156 Basic English - II 2 5 3 - 5 3
ENGL156 is the first year, second semester English language course for the students in the Faculty of Law. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English partially to A2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course aims to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of students in academic settings.

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