Language: Turkish

Week 1: Private Law Module

Course Description

The Law Winter Camp aims to raise awareness of high school students about law. In this context, firstly, the sources of Turkish law and the types of legal rules will be emphasized in the context of introduction to law. The private law module includes the determination of the issues to be taken into consideration while preparing or examining the contract and the possible dispute issues, and then the concrete solution proposals for the solution of the problems arising from the contract, and the sharing of information and experiences. At the end of the training, which will be supported by sample case studies, students will have knowledge about the basic legal problems they will encounter in practice.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the course are for students to:

  • acquire basic knowledge in various fields of private and public law,
  • gain awareness of contract law and dispute resolution, and
  • learn the basic principles about citizenship and foreigners’ law.

Course Outcomes

Students taking this course will have a basic knowledge of:

  • when a contract was established; how long a contract is binding; What are the consequences of the breach of contract?
  • how to resolve disputes and
  • the sources of legal regime that foreigners are subject to.

Course Materials

The materials to be used in the course, case studies, contract examples and basic legal texts will be shared with the students.

Zeynep Derya Tarman Prof. Law School

Prof. Dr. Zeynep Derya Tarman works in the field of international private law and teaches international commercial arbitration law and international private law in the scope of undergraduate and graduate programs at the Law School. Derya Tarman, who graduated from Istanbul University Law School in 2001, continued her graduate education in the Netherlands and Germany. In 2007, she completed his private law doctorate program at the University of Konstanz Law School with a magna cum laude degree. She has been working as a faculty member at Koç University Law School since 2007. Derya Tarman received the title of professor at Koç University Law School in 2019.

Week 2: Public Law Module

Course Description

The Public Law module aims to provide students with basic information on international law and human rights. The course focuses primarily on what issues international law includes, what kind of a legal order it creates, sources of law in this field, and dispute resolution. At the same time, the structure of international organizations, mechanisms of international organizations which work closely with Turkey and relations with the Turkish law will be examined. Basic information on human rights, which is an important branch of international law, will also be presented. The definition of human rights, how these rights are used, what are the basic conventions in this field and the working style of the European Court of Human Rights, which is closely related to Turkish law, will be explained to the students.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the course are for students to:

  • to have a general knowledge about the functioning of international law, which is one of the foundations of public law,
  • to understand the working mechanisms of international organizations and their importance to Turkey which they often hear in everyday life,
  • to learn the fundamental rights that every citizen should have and learn how to protect these rights,
  • to provide basic information about international mechanisms that ensure the protection of human rights.

Course Outcomes

Students taking this course will have basic knowledge on:

  • how states establish legal relations with each other in international law and how they resolve disputes
  • for what purpose international organizations are established and how they work
  • why human rights are important and how they are legally secured
  • rights protected by the European Convention on Human Rights and how a case is taken to the European Court of Human Rights

Course Materials

The materials to be used in the course, reading texts, case examples and contracts will be shared with the students.

Işıl Aral PhD Law School

Işıl Aral completed her undergraduate education at Galatasaray University Law School. She worked in Bayraktar Law Firm in the field of criminal law for three years. She completed her master’s degree in human rights at the London School of Economics and her doctorate in international law at the University of Manchester. Her research interests include international law theory, international organizations, democratic governance in international law, and human rights theory.

Course Outline

First Week: Private Law

Lecture 1: Introduction to Law
• Private Law-Public Law Distinction
• Sources of Turkish Law
• Types of Legal Rules
• Court Organization

Lecture 2: Law of Contracts
• How is a contract established?
• Are the contracts binding, even if not in writing?
• What are the consequences of breach of contract?

Lecture 3: Conflict Resolution
• What should we take into account when resolving our disputes?
• What are the alternative dispute resolution methods other than court proceedings?

Lecture 4: Citizenship-Foreigners Law
• How can Turkish citizenship be acquired and lost?
• What are the rules foreigners are subject to in Turkey?
• What is the legal status of Syrians in Turkey?

Second Week: Public Law

Lecture 1: Introduction to International Law
• What is international law?
• What are the sources of international law?
• Resolution of disputes in international law

Lecture 2: International Organizations
• History of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union
• Bodies and working mechanism of the United Nations
• How does the Council of Europe work? and what is its importance for Turkey?
• The European Union and its effects on Turkish law

Lecture 3: Human Rights
• What are human rights?
• What are the basic human rights conventions?
• European Convention on Human Rights and its importance in Turkish law

Lecture 4: Human Rights Protection Mechanisms
• United Nations human rights protection mechanisms
• Regional human rights protection mechanisms
• European Court of Human Rights and its effects on Turkish law

Schedule

Week 1

 

25 January 26 January 27 January 28 January
10:00-10:50 Lecture 1: Introduction to Law Lecture 2: Law of Contracts
10:50-11:10 Break Break
11:10-12:00 Lecture 1: Introduction to Law Lecture 3: Conflict Resolution
12:00-13:00 Break Break
13:00-13:50 Lecture 1: Introduction to Law Lecture 2: Law of Contracts Lecture 3: Conflict Resolution Lecture 4: Citizenship-Foreigners Law
13:50-14:10 Break Break Break Break
14:10-15:00 Lecture 2: Law of Contracts Lecture 2: Law of Contracts Lecture 3: Conflict Resolution Lecture 4: Citizenship-Foreigners Law

Week 2

 

1 February 2 February 3 February 4 February
10:00-10:50 Lecture 1: Introduction to International Law Lecture 3: Human Rights
10:50-11:10 Break Break
11:10-12:00 Lecture 1: Introduction to International Law Lecture 3: Human Rights
12:00-13:00 Break Break
13:00-13:50 Lecture 1: Introduction to International Law Lecture 2: International Organizations Lecture 3: Human Rights Lecture 4: Human Rights Protection Mechanisms
13:50-14:10 Break Break Break Break
14:10-15:00 Lecture 2: International Organizations Lecture 2: International Organizations Lecture 4: Human Rights Protection Mechanisms Lecture 4: Human Rights Protection Mechanisms