|Study location||Turkey, Istanbul|
|Tuition fee||US$11,000 per programme
Tuition is charged in USD to non-Turkish citizenship admitted candidates. Tuition is paid in two installments at the start of the first two semesters of the program.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Only candidates with an undergraduate diploma in Law are eligible for admission. GPA should be 2.75 out of 4.00 or equivalent in the corresponding grading system.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.
Our LLM program in Private Law aims to provide students with a broad advanced education in international and European Law.
The program is composed of 3 core courses followed by 4 elective courses and is concluded with a thesis. The non-thesis program is composed of 10 courses and a final paper.
Our program design provides the students with a systematic learning process. This is made up of three distinct parts, beginning with the core and common modules which will provide the students with a solid foundation in international and European contract law, intellectual property/competition law, and dispute resolution mechanisms. The aim is to broaden the strict horizons of national law and to equip students with those elements of the different legal systems which are at the core of the elaboration and application of uniform law, the approximation of laws within the European Union, and the development of International Law.
After completion of three core courses, the students can choose from a range of our elective modules to suit their specific learning and career objectives, and this essentially makes up the second part of the program.
Some courses are offered in English and some in Turkish, are organized around block seminars by specialized professors from our partner universities abroad and professionals of repute.
The courses offered in the Private Law track touch on everything from contracts, transactions, dispute resolution mechanisms, and taxation to competition, securities, and intellectual property. Given the importance of these areas to national and international business, the program provides a chance to delve into the detail, but also appreciate the context of a specialist field from an international and comparative perspective.
The goal of our LLM program in Private Law is to deepen a lawyer’s awareness about the links between the different fields of law and their transnational aspects.
Students in the LLM in Private Law program must complete a minimum of 7 courses and obtain 30 credits to graduate plus a thesis. Classes are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays allowing students to work part-time in local law firms or remotely if they wish to do so.
Required Courses for the LL.M. Program in Private Law
- International and European Contract Law
- Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in International Private Law
- Intellectual Property in a Global Perspective
- Global Competition Law
- International Transport Law
- Capital Market Law
- International Tax Law
- World Trade Organization (WTO) Law and Trade
- Public Procurement Law
- Telecommunications Law
- United Nations (UN) Human Rights Protection System
- International Financial Institutions and Development Law
- Public-Private Partnership: Legal Infrastructure
- Privatization Law