11th International Students Symposium on Law and Global Issues

This year’s main theme: The Legal Aftermath of Natural Disasters

A photo of Koç University Tower taken by Zeynep Turasan

Koç University Law School and Law Club are pleased to announce the Eleventh International Students Symposium.

Our symposium will take place on 19-20-21 May 2023. It aims to integrate foreign and Turkish law students while expanding their legal perspectives on specific international law issues by providing seminars. An international student conference will raise the academic awareness of the participants on universal values of law.

The Symposium will be held in English and will begin on Friday morning, May 19th. Students willing to present a paper are strongly encouraged to submit one. Submitted papers will be evaluated by the Steering Committee, composed of the Koç University Law School Professors. Selected papers will be presented on the student panels.

With this respect, Koç University Law School warmly invites speakers and participants from all over the world to our International Students Symposium on Law and Global Issues to discuss a wide range of issues from a diverse perspective in a free, dynamic and innovative atmosphere. We look forward to your expeditious response and participation.

Call for Papers

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Save the Date

19- 20- 21 May 2023

Message from the Dean

Prof. Bertil Emrah Oder

“In the last decade, cross-border developments in law and legal education made necessary to discuss all kinds of legal issues from global perspectives in the classroom, workshops, seminars and conferences. Through rise of human rights concerns vis-à-vis security measures, humanitarian law, injustices and ramifications for rule of law, international business transactions or regional economic actors, legal scholars and students are obliged to find legal solutions globally applicable at different levels, i.e. local, national, regional or international. Global perspectives for law are now indispensable to develop a common understanding aiming at preserving universal legal values and consolidating real sense rule of law in different legal cultures. Affirming its dedication to global studies of law both in comparative, regional and international sense, Koç University Law School strongly encourages law students to participate in “International Students Symposium on Law and Global Issues”. We believe that an international student conference will contribute to raise academic awareness as regards universal values of law and their conflict resolving effect. Please come and join us in Istanbul where this time not only the continents, but also global aspects of public and private law with law students meet.”