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Yeditepe University Law Faculty


Erasmus Students

Information about Yeditepe University Faculty of Law

Yeditepe University Faculty of Law has the most extensive network of links with other European law schools. In fact the number of Erasmus Agreements signed by Yeditepe University Faculty of Law is increasing rapidly. At the time of drafting, the number was more than seventy. Please click here to see the Erasmus Agreements of Yeditepe University Law Faculty.

In addition to Erasmus Agreements, Yeditepe University Faculty of Law has a number of agreements and “Memorandums of Understanding” with other law schools, in particular in the United States, Russian Federation, Ukraine and India.

We certainly welcome all the proposals we receive. As a matter of principle, we decide to enter into such Agreements if we believe that there will be a meaningful exchange which will be beneficial for both sides and a “framework” for cooperation may be created.

It should be added that, in the event that there are applications from students who attend a university in another European country which does not yet have an Erasmus Agreement with us, we would welcome such applications under certain conditions. Indeed, we would consider all applications with an open mind and accept students from universities across the world to spend a semester at Yeditepe whereby they may take courses with our students. However, in such a case, the financial aspects of the Erasmus program would not be available to the student.

From time to time, Yeditepe University Law Faculty receives requests from law students in the United States who wish to take law courses at Yeditepe University Law Faculty for a year and have the credits accepted in their own law schools. Thus, a number of leading law schools in the United States allowed their students to spend one academic year at Yeditepe University Law Faculty and recognized the credits they received at Yeditepe.

Courses Offered in English, French and German

For Yeditepe University Law Faculty modules which are being held in English click here

Furthermore, in order to enable the Erasmus students to choose from a wide variety of courses, Yeditepe Law Faculty has decided to allow them to take graduate law courses, offered under LL.M. or Ph.D. programmes within the Institute of Social Sciences. Thus, Erasmus students have a chance to select courses from either graduate or undergraduate law programmes. In addition to the courses given above, it is possible to take some toher undergraduate law courses (elective courses such as Human Rights, Transportation Law, etc.) in Spring Semesters.

Main Turkish Law courses such as Civil Law, Inheritance Law, Law of Property, Law of Obligations (Contracts), Commercial Law, Company Law, Civil Procedure Law, Law of Enforcement and Bankruptcy, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law and others are naturally given in Turkish.

However, a number of Erasmus students (coming mainly from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and who are of Turkish origin) wish to take Turkish Law courses. By doing so, not only they improve their mother tongue but also acquire an in-depth analysis of various aspects of Turkish Law, which would be extremely useful for them when they practice.

Yeditepe University Law Faculty encourages students of Turkish origin to take such courses so that they obtain maximum benefit from their stay at Yeditepe. They are also allowed to audit a number of other courses without registering officialy.

Incoming Erasmus students may consider taking courses from other Faculties or Departments at Yeditepe University, in addition to the above-mentioned law courses, as Yeditepe University has all the Faculties that a University should have. Some of the Faculties/ Departments in which a law student may decide to take a course are: Public Administration, International Relations and Political Science, Business, Economics, Philosophy, History, Anthropology, Fine Arts, Gastronomy.

A number of regular Law Faculty courses are offered in English, French and in German

  • Additionally, Erasmus students can take courses from other Faculties of Yeditepe University, when these courses are taught in English, German, Italian, Spanish or French as well. In other words, they can take courses from the Law School or from other Faculties in a language that they can understand. For the courses offered by other faculties, please contact their Erasmus coordinators.
  • Most of the courses in this catalog are offered both in the fall and spring semesters. However, some of the courses are offered only in either the fall or spring semesters, but not in both. In addition, courses in the catalog are subject to change depending on enrollment and lecturer availability. Therefore, please consult the course timetable published in advance of each semester.
  • In the following catalog, Superscript letters placed at the end of course names: The letter “s” refes to courses available only in spring semester; the letter “f” refers to courses available only in fall semester and “s+f” refers to courses available both in spring and in fall semesters.
  • Please feel free to contact us, if you have any further questions. For more information you may visit our website at: http://international.yeditepe.edu.tr/incoming-students/ , For questions you may send an e-mail to: incoming@yeditepe.edu.tr

Location of Yeditepe University 

Yeditepe University 26 AUGUST CAMPUS is located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. The campus is only fifteen minutes drive to the “cadde” or “street” as students refer to the residential area around Bagdad Street, which is a prestigious avenue with top restaurants, cafes, clubs and well known shops.

Commuting in Istanbul is a big problem as the city is located on a very large area. From one side of Greater Istanbul Municipality to the other, one may have to drive up to seventy or eighty kilometers. Therefore, the best way to live in Istanbul is to have your home near where you work or study, in order to avoid the traffic jams on two intercontinental bridges linking Istanbul.


Student Residential Halls at Yeditepe are generally called “Student Hotel”. However, campus accommodation at Yeditepe is not easy to get. Even though there are more than 4000 places available, those who wish to stay in campus accommodation should apply well in advance. Two students stay in each room and the rooms have private WC, shower, refrigerator, telephone, internet connection and all the facilities of a three/four-star hotel.

The University also has accommodation facilities at Acıbadem, near the Nautilus Shopping and Entertainment Center, which is five minutes walk to Kadıköy where regular boat service is available to the European side (in particular to Karaköy, Beşiktaş and Eminönü). The terminal for fast Sea-Buses, with services to Bakırköy (near Atatürk Airport), is also within a walking distance.

It should be added that students may of course decide to rent a flat outside the campus, together with several friends.


Yeditepe campus has:

  • 550 square meters indoor basketball court with seating facilities, and 620 square meters outdoor basketball courts,
  • Outdoor volleyball and tennis courts,
  • Indoor and outdoor half Olympic sized swimming pools,
  • 300 square meters fully equipped fitness and aerobics center,

University Library

The Library is located on the first floor of the Rectorate building on the 26 August Campus of the University. It occupies 3.000 square meters covered area. It provides extensive reading areas, group discussion and study rooms, etc. The Center is equipped with about 60 computers with Internet access. It has a seating capacity of 300 users. The library has 1321 periodicals with subscriptions to databases, some periodicals, the Official Gazette, and daily newspapers and magazines. In the library collection there are several hundred compact discs, Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. There are about 685 reference sources like dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc. The number of books, periodicals and other materials is rapidly growing. At present, the Library has a staff of highly knowledgeable 9 librarians and 15 Students Assistants. The Library gives service to more than 10.000 students and about 1000 faculty and administrative staff. Whereas many libraries are open only between 9.00-16.30 hours, Yeditepe University Library  opens its doors at 8.30 in the morning and  allows researchers to work in the library until midnight, including sundays.


Why study in Istanbul ?

Yeditepe University Law Faculty is proud to announce that www.tripadvisor.com has been named Istanbul as “the best destination to travel in 2014/top destination” (ahead of Rome, London, Paris and New York).

Please click to see the relevant news.

Furthermore, you may see relevant news of different newspapers by clicking these links:





Please click to read news about studying in Turkey published in valdostadailytimes.com on August 17th 2014: Study Abroad (1)


Law Faculty’s Clues:

Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also the largest city in Europe.

Nowhere in the world you can have all the following at once: a strait like Turkish straits (Bosphorus linking the Black Sea via the Sea of Marmara to the Agean and Mediterrenean), the Golden Horn lying between both sides of old Istanbul, five islands (so-called Princess Islands) only twenty minutes from the nearest shore, and the treasures of historical and architectural masterpieces ranging from St. Sophia to Blue Mosque, from Topkapı Palace to Hidiv Kiosk.

Indeed Istanbul is a city which served as the capital of three civilizations, three empires: Eastern Roman Empire, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire.

In fact it is the city where the Code Justinian was prepared and enacted. (Every year, students of Loyola University School of Law, together with their professors, visit Istanbul and Yeditepe after their visit to Rome, as part of their study tour of Roman Law and History of Law.)

For further information, please contact the International Office at

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Report: From the Bataclan to Nice: A Critique of France’s State of Emergency Regime

On 20 July 2016, the very first Asser Policy Brief was published. In their Brief entitled ‘From the Bataclan to Nice: A Critique of France’s State of Emergency Regime’, Asser researchers Bérénice Boutin and Christophe Paulussen analyse the state of emergency regime that was declared by the French Government immediately after the November 2015 attacks, and tie it to France’s legislative response to terrorism more generally. They observe that, at various levels, serious human rights concerns arise which are detrimental to the fight against terrorism. In conclusion, concrete policy recommendations are offered to address these concerns. This Brief is the first of a series of policy-orientated papers written by researchers of the Asser Institute and aimed at providing concrete solutions to burning problems of international and European law.


Please click for the report.


Cultural Activities in İstanbul

While in Istanbul, you certainly would not want to miss any of the activities taking place in this swinging metropolis..

There are so many concerts, operas, jazz or film festivals and other events taking place in Istanbul that we can hardly claim to give you an exhaustive list..

However, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts organizes a number of annual or bi-annual festivals of different sorts..

One of these is the forthcoming International Istanbul Music Festival.

This year it is the 37 th year.. So we will leave this text even after that date- as it will take place each year so that you will have an idea what kind of activities of expect the coming years..

Some of the events, like a very famous opera is performed in the heart of Topkapı Palace.

Which opera?

Entführung aus der Seraglio which in fact takes place in that very Palace of the Ottoman Sultans..

Some concerts take place at Saint Irene Church which is located in the outer court-yard of the Topkapı Palace which has an excellent acoustics.

Some concerts are performed at the famous Rumeli Fortress (Castle) – Rumeli Hisarı in Turkish, on the shores of Bosphorus Strait. Not only popular singers, pop stars perform there. When a Shakespeare play, Corialanus is performed there the historic castles surrounding the stage may be surrounded by soldiers with burning fires meşale in their hands..

Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall is a place which you might like to visit from time to time, all year long and not only during the festival periods as world known artists perform there.

We should not forget the Open-air Theatre or Açık Hava Tiyatrosu which during summer months welcomes many groups, famous singers, jazz festivals etc..

Lütfi Kırdar Convention Center should also be checked from time to time. As Istanbul became the most favorite place for international conventions this Convention Center may not always be open for concerts.. However, when it is there are many unforgettable performances in this modern Hall.

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts also organizes jazz festivals, film festivals and many other events.. Therefore, it is always good to check their web pages to get most current information..

As the recently renovated historical Süreyya Operet Building in Kadıköy -which is half an hour drive from our campus on Bahariye Street between Altıyol (which actually means Six Roads as six streets meet in this square where there is a statute of a Bull) and Moda is now the home of Istanbul Opera as the AKM Atatürk Kültür Merkezi (Atatürk Cultural Center) is temporarily closed in preparation for the 2010 as Istanbul is designated

Tickets at Süreyya Operet Building is extraordinarily cheap as its subsidized by public funds.

Bostancı Gösteri Merkezi is another Hall where performances like Anatolian Sun and other dance groups take place..

Main Contributions of Turkey’s Membership to the EU

Turkish people feel European, Turkey is member of all European organisations and in the process of membership negotiations with the European Union. The challenge for both the EU and Turkey is now to transform Turkey’s political, economic, social and cultural potential into assets for Europe’s future.

Click here for details.

Some audiovisuals about Istanbul and Yeditepe University

Yeditepe University Introductory Film

Photo Gallery

Yeditepe University Faculty of Law Film (in Turkish)

Istanbul from Helicopter (by Ferda and Sapori)

Some photos from Istanbul

Bosphorus (very high resolution)

A video of Istanbul

Ms. Leman Sam’s song “ÇİLİNGİR SOFRASI” in Kandilli (Anatolian side of Bosphorus) . What’s the menu ?  Fish, roka, salad and raki…
with a number of background photos of Bosphorus & Istanbul

Music and photos from Istanbul, the magnifiecent

Istanbul, Topkapı, Blue Mosque and other areas from air