The International Students Symposium, a longstanding tradition of Koç University Law Club, has been providing an international platform for law students from across the globe for years.

The symposium offers a platform for students worldwide to connect and delve into international legal issues, fostering a global community committed to the values of law. Participants have the chance to deepen their understanding of these issues and engage in meaningful dialogue, contributing to global conversations on law and diversity. Join us to connect with fellow students, enrich your academic experience, and contribute to our international platform.

The overarching theme of this year’s symposium is “Law Embraces Change: Navigating Diversity and Innovation in Legal Systems”. We invite paper proposals that delve into topics relevant to this theme across various fields, including but not limited to:

  • Legal Frameworks for Promoting Diversity in the Workplace and Society
  • Intersectionality and Inclusive Advocacy for Marginalized Groups
  • Reforming Traditional Legal Systems to Address Contemporary Issues and Expected Developments
  • Integrating Stakeholders into Public and Private Decision-making Mechanisms
  • Sustainability (ESG) Considerations & Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibilities
  • Advancing Human Rights in Business Practices
  •  Legal Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  •  Balancing Innovation with Ethical Principles in Legal Practice


The Symposium welcomes undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral students from all academic disciplines to participate as presenters. Non-students are not eligible to apply as presenters. However, participation as an attendee is open to all.

Application Process

Presenter applicants must submit their paper abstracts (maximum 350 words) by April 5th via the provided form link: https://forms.gle/3vGfdjU2Gx8ppc3L8.

The Steering Committee will evaluate abstracts, and applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 26th. Selected presenters must submit their presentations by May 6th and final papers by June 5th.

Attendee registration is open until April 19th via the provided form link: https://forms.gle/BN7jKvNP775nZ4nN9.


Presenters may submit their final papers for consideration in the Symposium Edition of Justitia et Fides. However, acceptance for presentation does not guarantee publication, as all papers undergo double-blind peer review.

Important Notes

  • The Symposium will be conducted in English and held online via Zoom.
  • Registered attendees will receive the schedule and Zoom links via email.
  • Symposium registration is free.
  • Presenters will have 15 minutes for their presentations followed by a 5-minute Q&A session.    
  • Attendance certificates will be provided via email, with additional presenter certificates.

Previous Symposiums

Authors will be invited to submit the final version of the selected papers to a Special Issue of the Justitia et Fides, subject to a double-blind peer-review procedure. However, acceptance of a paper for this call does not guarantee its acceptance for publication. You may find one of the previous issues by clicking the button.