Programme Profile

In compliance with the necessities of contemporary law education, attaching impotance to both theoretical and cooperative education, the main goal of the programme is procuring well qualified jurists, who will practice law as lawyers, judges, prosecutors, academics, consultants, managers or administrators on the international stage, with intense technical knowledge and capacity to analyse and resolve complicated legal problems and adequacy in at least one foreign language.

Qualification Awarded

Law Bachelor’s Degree.

Level of Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle).

Access Requirements

High school diploma, placement through a centralised national university placement examination (ÖSS) or Galatasaray University Placement Examination (GSÜÖSYS).

Programme Requirements and Regulations

The Bachelor’s Degree in Law is awarded to students who have successfully completed all the compulsory courses in the curriculum and the required number of elective courses in their chosen area of interest, on the condition that total ECTS credit collected reaches to 240.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may be exempted from the courses that they have taken in another university, in case the related commission of the Faculty confirms that the content of the relevant courses are compatible.

Programme Outcomes

1 Recognizing fundamental legal concepts, defining, interpreting and using them.
2 Recognizing fundamental disciplines of law and their content, including legislation, case-law and the doctrine in the relevant discipline.
3 Recognizing positive norms in the legislation and being able to define and explain the principals of methodology.
4 Being able to determine, identify and restate legal problems.
5 Being able to use legal interpretation principals in an efficient manner in order to analyse and resolve a legal problem and in order to develop a strategy.
6 Being able to conduct academic researches on legal problems and to propose solutions.
7 Assuming responsibility individually or collectively for resolving complicated legal problems.
8 Being able to criticise positive norms of the law system.
9 Being able to explain technical legal knowledge in Turkish, French and English verbally or in writing, being able to report personal opinion concerning a legal problem verbally or in writing in a persuasive manner.
10 Being able to follow up the local and international legal literature, to update technical legal knowledge permanently, to use information technology in an efficient manner in order to achieve these goals.
11 Being able to conduct comparative academic researches between different law systems.
12 Respecting human rights and universal principals and notions of law.
13 Respecting the ethical standarts, good faith, fairness and equity principals.
14 Being sensitive to social problems, democracy, laicism and rule of law principal.

Occupation Profiles of Graduates

The degree enables the holder to exercise the practice of law, as counsel, consultant, manager/administrator, judge, public prosecutor and/or in similar status.

Access to Further Studies

May apply to second cycle programmes.

Grading Scheme and Grade Distribution Guidance

The grade of a student in any course is calculated on the basis of all the grades achieved by a student in mid-term, final and make-up exam and in other assignments.
A student’s success is assessed by taking into account of the number of students taking the course and of the average grade of the entire class.
For each course taken, the student is given one of the following letter grades by the instructor:

Letter grades
Grade points

A student who has received a letter grade of (AA), (BA), (BB), (CB), or (CC) in any course is considered successful. The letter grade (F) indicates failure.
Cumulative Grade Point Averages (C.G.P.A.): The total credit points for a course are obtained by multiplying the grade points by the credit hours. In order to calculate C.G.P.A. the sum of total credit points earned in all the courses taken by a student is divided by the sum of all credit hours.

Mode of Study

Full- time.


Head of Department (or equivalent): Dean Prof. Dr. Necmi Yüzbaşıoğlu
Adress: Çırağan Cad. No:36 34357 Ortaköy/İstanbul
Telephone: +90 212 227 44 80

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