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Law Undergraduate Program (Turkish)

Degree: LL.B.
Duration (Years): 4
Language: Turkish

General Information

Education offered in our Faculty is based on the “Turkish Legal System” and shows great similarities with the curricula of Law Faculties in Turkey. Diplomas conferred by our Faculty are all recognized and accredited by the Turkish Higher Education Board. The Faculty also offers an array of elective courses to provide the students with an enriched learning experience in different areas.


The aim of law education is to bring up inquisitive legal professionals who act according to professional ethics and values and with a good command of the concepts, rules, principles and resources of the profession of law. Being well-aware of the importance of possessing a second language in the field of law, an intensive English language environment is offered to Law students in our Faculty. Additionally, along with theoretical courses, the Faculty aims to equip the students with skills helping them solve complicated legal problems with their judgmental and analytic abilities.


Faculty of Law houses numerous classes, amphitheatres and computer laboratories where the educational activities take place, a reading hall, a center which provides advisorship services for students, offices for academic and administrative staff and a cafeteria catering for the food and beverage needs of the students. Eastern Mediterranean University library contains an array of resources, books, periodicals and electronic databases on law, all catering for the in-depth learning and research-related needs of the students. Additionally, our Faculty’s Prof. Dr. Esin Konanç Library offers a variety of basic in-house resources on law such as books, scripts and periodicals from Prof. Dr. Bakır Çağlar collection as well as books on general culture. Our Faculty also houses a computer and studying hall for students. Within the framework of the “Literate Lawyer Program”, which has been in practice since the 2010-2011 Academic Year Fall Semester, students take part in active discussions about books, films or theatre plays within the educational context. Additionally, students gain perspective on legal issues at the macro level through virtual court hearings taking place in our virtual court hall. Annually offered within the Faculty, the certicifation program on the “Violence Towards Women” aims to raise our students’ awareness on violence towards women as well as domestic violence and equip them with necessary skills on how to tackle such incidents of violence when they actually practice law.

Career Opportunities

Students successfully graduating from the Faculty of Law may pursue career opportunities as lawyers, judges, prosecutors and notaries. Additionally, they may undertake administrative duties as governors, district governors, inspectors and specialists. Law as a field of profession offers a wide spectrum of employment opportunities and a prestigious future for the graduates.

Contact Information

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

Degree: LL.B.
Duration (Years): 4
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.

Semester 3

HKUK203 Law of Obligations - I (General Provisions) 3 4 4 - - 6
This course examines the concept of obligation, contracts in general; including the definition and classification of contracts, forms of contract, termination of contracts.
HKUK211 Criminal Law - I ( General Provisions) 3 4 4 - - 6
This course examines: General provisions, theories of punishment for crimes; definition of crime; sources of Turkish Criminal Law; the principle of nullum crimen sine lege, nulla poena sine lege; the elements of the crime -the material element and the moral element, the attempt of offense, participation in a crime, the state of second offense.
HKUK233 Administrative Law - I 3 4 4 - - 5
This course examines the following: The concept of administration; administration-legislative, administration-judiciary and administration-executive relationships; administrative acts; public service; administrative contracts.
HKUK257 Public International Law - I 3 3 3 - - 3
This course examines the following: Definition and historical development of International Law; theories of International Law; International Law-Municipal Law relations; sources of International Law, customary rules, international treaties -conclusion, ratification, application, interpretation, validity and termination, general principles of law, judicial decisions, doctrine; subjects of International Law, states, definition of states and elements such as population, sovereignty, independence, territory land, air and sea (including Turkish Straits), different types of States.
HKUK271 Public Finance 3 2 2 - - 3
Public finance, which studies the economy of the state, covers the following topics: Public finance, sources and kinds of public revenue, such as taxes, ways of spending this revenue; government expenditure; public debt; government budget; local government finance, fiscal policy; international public finance; micro- and macro-economic effects of the various tools of public finance.
HKUK281 General State Theory - I 3 2 2 - - 2
The aim of this course is to teach students the state theory. Within this framework, "political power", "establishment of modern states", "role and function of law in modern states", "modern political systems" are studied. In addition, types of states and basic characteristics of states and comparison of state with other organizations are discussed.
ENGL255 Legal English - I 3 4 4 - - 3
ENGL 255 is a sophomore legal English course for the students in the Faculty of Law. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English partially to B1 level, as specified in the CEFR. The main focus of the course is on the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in legal English as well as introducing legal jargon.
AH01 Area Elective - I 3 2 3 - - 2

Semester 4

HKUK204 Law of Obligations - II (General Provisions) 4 4 4 - - 6
This course treats the concepts of torts, conditions for torts, compensation and unjust enrichment, conditions and consequences thereof.
HKUK212 Criminal Law -II (General Provisions) 4 4 4 - - 5
This course examines the following topics: Application of punishments, capacity to punishment, suspension of punishments, dismissal of actions and setting aside of punishments, restoration of rights.
HKUK234 Administrative Law - II 4 4 4 - - 6
This course examines: Civil servants; public order and the police; public service; liability of state; administrative organization.
HKUK258 Public International Law - II 4 3 3 - - 3
This course examines the following: Individual as subject of International Law; status of aliens, international protection of human rights; extradition; international organizations the main common features; non-state entities; international areas, the high seas -including the continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone, and outer space; diplomatic relations among states; settlement of international disputes, peaceful means and coercive measures.
HKUK272 Tax Law 4 3 3 - - 3
This course examines: The constitutional foundations and administrative rules and techniques of taxation and conflicts arising there from; the rights of the taxpayer as against the state; methods for the collection of tax revenue in the interest of the state; legal characteristics of the various taxes involved in a specific tax system.
HKUK282 General State Theory - II 4 2 2 - - 2
The aim of this course is to study the state theory and discuss the modern state system by considering the historical development process of theories.
HKUK296 Turkish History of Law 4 2 2 - - 2
This course aims to study the legal systems which Turkish people applied throughout the history, specially the law that was in force during the period of Ottoman Empire and to discuss why Turkish Republic chose western rules of law.
ENGL256 Legal English - II 4 4 4 - - 3
ENGL256 is a sophomore legal English course for the students in the Facultyof Law. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English partially to B1 level, as specified in the CEFR. The main focus of the course is on the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in legal English as well as dealing with legal jargon.

Semester 5

HKUK301 Law of Property - I 5 4 4 - - 5
This course covers: Real and personal rights; definition of property; definition of ownership, different types of ownership acquisition and loss of ownership; the concept of possession, conditions and differences with the ownership.
HKUK303 Law of Obligations - I (Special Provisions) 5 3 3 - - 3
In this course: Different types of private contracts, contract concerning the settlement of a dispute out of Court, alienation, sales contracts -sales of chattel, res. mobiles, sales of real property, sale per sample, sale on approval, sale on credit, auction, permutation are examined.
HKUK311 Criminal Law - I (Special Provisions) 5 2 2 - - 3
This course covers: Classification of crimes and offenses; specific types of offenses, offenses against liberties, offenses against persons -trespass to person, offenses against property -plunder, causing harm or injury, swindling.
HKUK325 CivilProcedure Law - I 5 4 4 - - 4
This course examines the following topics: The source of civil procedure; the Code of Civil Procedure; organization of the court system in Turkey, trial courts, competence and venue; commencing an action; petition of the case; petition of reply; counter claim; evidence, burden of proof, instruments of proof, written instruments, witnesses, oath, expert.
HKUK349 European Union Law - I 5 3 3 - - 3
European Union Law-IThis course examines the following topics: Historical background of European Union; sources of EU Law; institutions of EU; cases against member states and institutions of EU; basic principles of EU Law.
HKUK367 Commercial Enterprises Law 5 4 4 - - 5
The course examines the Commercial Enterprises including categorization of enterprises, business enterprises, the concept of the merchant, agents, brokers; the concept of trade mark, commercial name and related issues are also examined.
HKUK391 Sociology of Law 5 3 3 - - 3
This course examines: definition of the Sociology of Law; real sources of law; the historical roots of Sociology of Law in light of the views and theories of some important writers, Durkheim, Marx, Max Weber, Montesquieu and others.
AH02 Area Elective - II 5 2 3 - - 2
AH03 Area Elective - III 5 2 3 - - 2

Semester 6

HKUK302 Law of Property - II 6 4 4 - - 5
This course covers: Land registry, ownership under and above the land, accessories, servitude, usufruct, real servitude, mortgage -chattel mortgage and hypothec.
HKUK304 Law of Obligations - I (Special Provisions) 6 3 3 - - 3
Different types of private contracts are examined, in light of the related articles of the Turkish Code of Obligations; donation, lease, commandatum, contract for loan, labor contracts, coursel, negotiorum gestio, suretyship, mortgage.
HKUK312 Criminal Law - I (Special Provisions) 6 2 2 - - 3
In this course: Offenses against the state administration,debit, extortion, bribe, offenses against the public's reliance; offenses against the family order and sexual offenses, rape, adultery are considered in detail, in light of the Turkish Criminal Code.
HKUK316 Judical Review of Administration 6 3 3 - - 3
This course covers the control of public administration. It examines: The rule of law and judicial review; the main judicial systems in the world; the development of judicial review and the Administrative Courts in Turkey; jurisdiction and jurisdictional disputes; types of judicial remedies in the Turkish Administrative Courts including the action for annulment, the full remedy action; the procedure practiced in the Turkish Administrative Courts.
HKUK326 Civil Procedure Law - II 6 4 4 - - 4
This course examines: Judgment, final decisions, judgment -res judicata and effect of judgment; appellation, court of appeal and procedure of appellation and revision; legal aid, notice and expense; alternative dispute resolution, especially arbitration.
HKUK368 Companies Law 6 4 4 - - 5
The purpose of this course is to study different types of Companies and problems thereof, in light of the provisions of the Turkish Code of Commerce. In this context, unlimited partnerships, commercial partnerships, limited partnerships, joint stock companies, cooperative companies are examined.
HKUK392 Philosophy of Law 6 3 3 - - 3
This course examines: Sources of law; the concept of law; fundamental characteristics of legal rules; principles of justice; main issues concerning the Philosophy of Law; different theories and related doctrines, the Natural Law school, legal realism, phenomenal legal understanding, the renaissance of Natural Law, the theory of existentialism.
HKUK350 European Union Law - II 6 3 3 - - 2
One of the main purposes of European Union is to establish an Internal Market among the member states where factors of production i.e goods, services, persons and capital move freely. In this course, the main principles of European Union Law and the jurisprudence of European Court of Justice regarding the free movement will be thought. Also Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, which is essential for dealing with the legal and criminal issues arising out of free movement, will be explained. Therefore, students will also acquire the knowledge regarding the rules of European Union Law put into force, for establishing co-operation among the member states on criminal and legal matters.
AH04 Area Elective - IV 6 2 3 - - 2

Semester 7

HKUK401 Law of Succession - I 7 2 2 - - 2
The law of succession deals with the passage of a person's property rights at his death. Main topics treated: Intestate succession -parentals, other persons who may inherit-illegitimate children, adopted children, the surviving spouse, testate succession; will, capacity, form, revocation of wills, beneficiaries, conditions and charges, appointment of executor.
HKUK405 Execution on Judgment Law 7 3 3 - - 5
This course covers: Definitions; execution officer, powers and duties, investigation authority, creditor and debtor; execution and garnishment procedure, attachment, forced sale; writ of execution on a judgment; foreclosure on a real estate mortgage; special disposition about commercial papers; cautionary judgment.
HKUK411 Criminal Prodecure Law - I 7 3 3 - - 5
The course covers the following topics: The field of effectiveness of procedural rules; the main standards; principles and systems of criminal procedure; the structure of the judicial system; sources of Turkish criminal procedure law, judges and courts; criminal courts.
HKUK421 Labour and Social Security Law - I 7 3 3 - - 4
The course covers the following topics: Individual labor relations, collective labor relations, sources of labor law, employee, employer, establishment of enterprise, formation of contract of employment, contents of contract, wages, working hours, overtime, paid leaves, annual leaves, dismissal, dismissal pay, lay of allowances, problems related to health and safety at work, responsibly of employer -employess liability, occupational accident.
HKUK423 Private International Law - I 7 3 3 - - 4
Private International Law deals with relations of persons comprising a foreign element. Main topics: law of nationality, acquisition of Turkish nationality, loss of Turkish nationality, proof of Turkish nationality; status of aliens, rights granted to aliens, political, private, and public rights.
HKUK445 Human Rights Law - I 7 2 2 - - 2
The course covers public law and human rights, interaction between state, individuals, rights and liberties among the society, historical perspective of the problem of limiting authority of the state, national and international documents related to human rights.
HKUK467 Negotiable Instruments Law 7 3 3 - - 3
The course deals mainly with the questions concerning negotiable instruments, namely the registered bill, bill payable to bearer, bill payable to order, debenture, bill of exchange, endorsement, guaranty of a negotiable instrument, prescription, bill of depth promissory note, check, bill of wares, in light of the related articles of the Turkish Code of Commerce.
HKUK497 Forensic Medicine 7 2 2 - - 1
Medical jurisprudence deals with the possibilities of applying medical principles and rules to criminal law and criminal procedure law, for the establishment of the identity of criminals and victims. The main topics treated are: establishment of identity, death in a legal sense, autopsy, wounds, abortion, rape, the post mortem report.
HKUK471 Law and Ethics 7 3 3 - - 2
The basic value which creates a connection between law and ethics is justice. Within this framework, legal rules and applications must be in conformity with requirements of justice. That is why people who are exercising this profession, in other words lawyers must be just people. Being just is connected with improving the feeling of justice. On the other hand feeling of justice is related with understanding and applying requirements of justice and acting according to these requirements. This course aims to teach ethical principles and values which are special to law profession and must be followed by lawyers. Professional ethics special to lawyers includes duties abaout making and enforcing codes. These duties are closely connected with virtues like honesty, impartiality, reliability, objectivity etc.
AH05 Area Elective - V 7 2 3 - - 2

Semester 8

HKUK402 Law of Succession - II 8 2 2 - - 2
This Course covers: Agreement of inheritance; reserved portion, definition, reduction of disposition, debarred from inheritance and loss of inheritance rights; transfer of estate, universal succession, legal status of the heirs, determination of heirs, debts of the estate, disclaimer of inheritance; partition and distribution of the estate, distribution by the heirs, distribution by the Court.
HKUK406 Law of Bankruptcy 8 3 3 - - 5
Basic concepts of bankruptcy; bankruptcy proceedings, eligibility for bankruptcy, jurisdiction and supervision of bankruptcy voluntary case and involuntary case; liquidation proceedings, creditors' meeting, duties of the debtor, the debtors estate are the topics covered by Bankruptcy law.
HKUK412 Criminal Prodecure Law - II 8 3 3 - - 4
Topics covered by this course are: Parties to criminal procedure, the public prosecutor, the defendant, their duties and rights; the phases of criminal procedure, commencement and conduct of proceedings, preparatory investigation, final investigation; the law of evidence, discovery devices, arrest, search and seizure; the trial and the judgment, the appellate review and post-conviction remedies.
HKUK422 Labour and Social Security Law - II 8 3 3 - - 4
Collective bargaining, collective agreement, compulsory arbitration, unions, confederations, industrial actions, strikes and lockouts, social security, work injuries and diseases, illness, invalidity insurance, death insurance, retirement, maternity, lump sum payment, contributions are the topics examined in this course.
HKUK424 Private International Law - II 8 3 3 - - 4
This course examines: Conflict of Laws, general problems, choice of legal rules -law to be applied to the issue; law of International Civil Procedure, international jurisdiction, state immunity, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
HKUK446 Human Rights Law - II 8 2 2 - - 2
This course covers: Human rights, historical roots and the development of the concept of human rights at national and international levels; national and international -universal and regional, protection of human rights; the United Nations system and the European Convention on human rights, rights granted, measures foreseen for the protection of said rights, the States' practices.
HKUK468 Insurance and Maritime Commercial Law 8 3 3 - - 4
The purpose of this course is to study the principles of Insurance Law. The course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of the concept of insurance in general and then considers property, life, liability, and other types of insurance, in light of legislation in force in Turkey. Within the framework of Maritime Commercial Law: ship, real rights over ships and related topics are studied.
HIST280 Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkilap Tarihi 8 2 2 - - 1
AH06 Area Elective - VI 8 2 3 - - 2
AH07 Area Elective - VII 8 2 3 - - 2

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