Starting offering education in the 2000-2001 academic year, the Faculty of Law raises young and highly qualified jurists who have a good command of principles of Turkish positive law as well as universal law and comparative law and fluently speak at least one foreign language in the profession. Through its academic staff consisting of experts in their fields, Bahçeşehir University’s Faculty of Law aims at becoming an ambitious education institution at international standards in areas of Turkish Law as well as international law and comparative law systems. The department offers a study program which includes compulsory courses required in faculties of law, elective courses such as virtual courses and clinical courses which are especially related to foreign law systems and applied law managed by expert practitioners, adopts Legal English, and offers projects combining those courses in a balanced curriculum. Since its foundation, the faculty has structured its curriculum in a way to comprehensively cover international law. The faculty establishes connections with Europe’s faculties of law through the ERASMUS exchange program and offers student and lecturer exchange opportunities during any semester.

Besides covering different law systems, the faculty enters into agreement with law faculties in the USA, and allows students to improve their experience in speaking English as a professional language and learn foreign law to an important extent through the Directorate of Global Law Programs (IGUL). The courses taken at overseas faculties of law with whom we have agreements are considered eligible at Bahçeşehir University. In this way, the faculty is integrated with international law education. Our graduates are admitted to master’s and graduate programs of leading law faculties in Europe and the USA.

A different faculty of law raising “new generation jurists”:

Bahçeşehir University’s Faculty of Law proceeds towards its goal of raising new generation jurists who have a high command of foreign language. The main objectives of the Faculty of Law are as follows:

Raising students who have the following qualities:

  • A good command of Turkish Law,
  • A good practical knowledge by taking “Clinical Courses” for the development of lawyers, and “Applied Courses” for the development of judges,
  • A high command of English,
  • A good command of foreign law systems, by attending IGUL Activities, “Summer Study Seminars” in the USA and “On-Site Training Seminars” of European Court of Human Rights, International Court of Justice and similar institutions.
  • In order to raise new generation jurists, the faculty established a young and dynamic staff consisting of Turkish and foreign lecturers.

For the society:

In order to instill the concepts of “Human Rights” and “Law” into the public awareness and public consciousness, the faculty aims at organizing regular training programs and doing the following to this end:

  • Organizing seminars with the participation of the Judge of the European Court of Human Rights,
  • Offering master’s programs for Judges, Prosecutors and Law-Enforcement Officers,
  • Organizing Continuing Training Seminars of the Law of Liabilities,
  • Organizing Continuing Training Seminars of the Commercial Law.

International Association of Law Schools (IALS)

Bahçeşehir University’s Faculty of Law is a founding member of International Association of Law Schools (IALS). The Association was established in October 2005, during a meeting held in Istanbul upon the invitation of Prof. Dr. Feridun Yenisey. The Association has 80 member schools from 5 continents and is located in Washington D.C., USA. The International Association of Law Schools aims at improving the quality of law education and programs at a global level by bringing legal knowledge together in terms of pedagogies and practice methods, enriching the curriculums, achieving common standards by enabling student and lecturer exchanges and making law schools together and defining common solution methods against the difficulties in this area. IALS organizes international seminars every year in a different continent and country on the development and standardization of law education or on a specified field of law.

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