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Law in Istanbul, Turkey

Law in Istanbul, Turkey
Spend three weeks studying law at a premier university in the heart of Istanbul.
Istanbul, Turkey
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Academic Disciplines: 
Graduate Courses
Program Type: 
Faculty Led
  • Study law at one of Turkey's best universities, Bahcesehir University.
  • Experience life in the modern metropolis of Istanbul, a city where Europe and the Middle East meet.
  • Spend a long weekend visiting famous historical sites along the Aegean Sea.
Program Summary: 

During this 3 week program, students have the opportunity to study law at one of Istanbul's premier universities.  Courses are taught by both Bahcesehir University School of Law and KU faculty.  The program also includes a long weekend excursion to Izmir and the Aegean Sea visiting historic and cultural sites such as Troy, Assos, the Acropolis, Asklepion, and Ephesus.

For more information about the program, including courses, faculty, housing, and excursions, please visit the KU School of Law website at: http://www.law.ku.edu/istanbul


The University of Bahcesehir in Istanbul, Turkey, is a foundation university established in 1998. Bahcesehir has quickly established itself as a progressive, dynamic educational institution. The school's modern facilities are located on the European side of the Bosphorus coast in the heart of Istanbul. With a population in excess of 10 million, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. It is the only city in the world located on two continents, Europe and Asia. Its rich history dates back some 5,000 years. Students will enjoy a unique learning experience in this vibrant, cosmopolitan city.

The program contact for the Law in Istanbul Study Abroad Program is Feridun Yenisey, a professor of law at the University of Bahcesehir. Professor Yenisey is the country's foremost expert on international and comparative criminal law.

Academic Information: 

There are no prerequisites for any of the courses. All classes are taught in English and no Turkish language skills are necessary for participation in the program.

Students will earn four credit hours granted by the University of Kansas School of Law upon completion of the program.  Courses may include Criminal Procedure in Europe (2 credits), International Tax Law (1 credit), and one additional course (1 credit) based on faculty expertise.  Approximately 20 law students from Turkey and other countries attend courses as guest auditors.

Grades are determined based on a written final examination in each course in accordance with KU Law grading procedures. Available grades are A (4.0), A- (3.7), B+ (3.3), B (3.0), B- (2.7), C+ (2.3), C (2.0), C- (1.7), D+ (1.3), D (1.0), D- (.7) and F (0).


Students will stay in double or triple rooms at the Republika Academic Aparts, a modern short-term lodging facility designed specifically for students.​  Amenities include a study room, common kitcehn area where students have the option to prepare their own meals, laundry facilities, a cafe, and exercise facilities.  The accommodations are located within walking distance of Bahcesehir University.

During excursions, students will stay in double or triple hotel rooms.  The cost of housing is included in the cost of the program.

Life Abroad: 

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Turkey. Airlines provide a variety of reduced fare plans and early booking can result in substantial savings. As summer flights tend to fill quickly, early travel arrangements should be made. Students, however, should not book travel until they receive an acceptance package and submit the financial aid contract.


Open to KU students who have completed the first-year curriculum in good standing.

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For more information, please contact Stephen Mazza, dean and professor of law, at smazza@ku.edu.


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