Faculty of Law

International Law

Duration 4 Years
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About the Department

International Law program train students to follow the developments and innovations at a national and international medium; can formulate solution proposals for the problems that may arise; and practice the techniques and methods of scientific research. Advocates can contribute to the professional field of economics, politics as legal problems require multi-dimensional views based on different legal disciplines and where the search for legal solutions regarding both local and global problems are increasing.

Education Opportunities

The program equips the students with the most up-to-date information; to develop their writing, expressing and reasoning skills; to develop the abilities needed to apply abstract rules to concrete events; and to solve problems of private law. The opportunity to specialize in specific areas of the profession serves to improve students’ professional qualities in addition to developing commercial life, and betterment of law and justice practices. The program is designed by taking into account the role of law in practice and in the working life, and offers different course options to serve this purpose.

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Career Areas

Faculty of Law graduates can work in the following areas: as a Legal and prosecution lawyer; legal counseling in national and international companies; legal counseling in the private and public sectors. Other career areas include: instructor employment opportunities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; inspectors in the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Ministry of Finance; duties in various international organizations such as the Governor's Office, security directorate, Bureaucracy NATO, the Council of Europe, the United Nations Organization and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Contact

Faculty of Law
Central Lecture Halls, CL103
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2351
Faculty E-mail: secretary-fol@ciu.edu.tr
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Hasan Tunç
Head of Department E-mail: htunc@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
MICROECONOMICS

Course code

ECON101

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
Course involves introduction to economics, what is economics? Micro and Macro Economics, Needs, wants, preferences, scarcity and consumer preferences, Production Possibilities Frontier, Opportunity Cost, Budget Line, Cost-Benefit Principle, Explicit and Implicit costs, Elasticity -Inferior goods, normal goods, luxury goods, complement goods and substitute goods, Demand Curve and Supply Curve, Excess demand and supply,Demand and Supply functions, Equilibrium price and quantity by using functions, Types of taxes and their effects on demand and supply,Types of Costs; Fixed costs and variable costs. Calculating total revenue and total costs,Calculating profit and loss,Calculating Break even quantity,Drawing Break Even chart,Types of Depreciation and calculating depreciation.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-I

Course code

ENGL141

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course aims to develop students' listening, speaking, reading - writing and study skills. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop their communication skills through controlled activities and to equip students with the basic study skills necessary to follow the curriculum of English. This course also provides students with the opportunity to process the newly acquired knowledge and to develop their ability to ask questions about how to apply the new knowledge to new situations and ask them to think critically. In addition, this course will enable students to learn about the different strategies required to review the various reading pieces, such as finding the main idea and distinguishing the details from the main idea.
LEGAL SYSTEM AND STUDY-I

Course code

ILAW101

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Legal System and Study-I serves the dual purposes of introducing students to both legal systems and methods of legal study. The first part of the course focuses upon legal rules, court systems, and legal processes. This part introduces students to parliamentary legislation and the hierarchy of the court structure. It also distinguishes between civil and criminal legal processes. The second part of the course focuses upon techniques of legal research and writing. Students are introduced to case law and parliamentary legislation and are taught basics of legal research using both primary and secondary sources. This is followed by a focus on the rules of legal writing.
CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW-I

Course code

ILAW103

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

6
The Constitutional and Administrative Law-I module focuses on the constitutional aspects of public law introducing students to the idea and purposes of a constitution within the political and the legal structures of the state. The course teaches constitutional principles of the rule of law, parliamentary supremacy, and the doctrine of separation of powers. It also engages with the application of these principles within the institutional set-up of the state. By drawing upon the relations of states with international organizations, the course explains constitutional contradictions, limitations, and uncertainties. These limitations are further scrutinized by studying the constitutional effects of domestic application of international human rights rules.
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Course code

ITEC110

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The aim of this course is to give the students an understanding of the fundamentals of computers such as the basic components of the computers, input, output, storage devices and processing as well as application and system software, utility programs and internet basics. At the end of this course students will be familiar with the computer terminology and able to use the word processing and spreadsheet programs as well as efficient internet usage. General presentation of computer technologies, Windows operating system and applications in the Microsoft Office packageWord, Excel, Access and Power Point , softwares used in pharmacies, drawing for academic purposes and web-based method of screening of literature are also covered.
TURKISH LANGUAGE

Course code

TREG100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course examines basic areas of language and expression. In the first half of the course, the theoretical approach to language is formed and the spelling rules of the Turkish language are studied. In the latter part of the course, language and narrative errors are studied together with editing. In the second half of the course, formal writing, curriculum vitae, petition, evaluation of the columns in terms of language and style, types of written expression and practice; Turkish production and application of shooting attachments; Turkish grammar structure; It is aimed to teaching subjects like phonetics of Turkish to students.
TURKISH

Course code

TURK100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course provides an orientation to modern Turkish language for foreign students who wish to communicate in this language for their needs. It mainly focuses on the differences between Turkish and English Alphabets, especially the sounds and the letters which are not included in the English alphabet (i.e. Turkish letters ç-ğ-i-ö-ş-ü). In addition, basic grammar and sentence structure forms in Turkish are practised. The required grammar and vocabulary will also be developed through their adaptation to daily situations in contexts such as introducing yourselves, greeting, talking about the things they possess by using possessive adjectives, forming positive, negative and question sentences by using present simple, telling the time, talking about their own timetables, using demonstrative pronouns when describing the place of objects and becoming familiar with vocabulary related to family members.
Second Semester
MACROECONOMICS

Course code

ECON102

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
This is an introductory course covering money, the monetary system and their relevance to the functioning of the national economy. It covers monetary and fiscal policies, unemployment, interest rates, and inflation as well. It dwells on the measurement of the level of output and its determination. Particular emphasis is placed on the forces that determine the actual and potential level of output and on policies designed to promote economic stability and growth. Important policy debates such as the sub-prime crisis, social security, the public debt and international economic issues are critically explored. The balance of payments is explained. The determination of the exchange rate is presented with reference to the international monetary system.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-II

Course code

ENGL142

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course is the continuation of ENG 101. The course aims to improve students' listening, speaking, reading, writing and working skills. In the course, students are guided in writing compare and contrast essays using Venn diagram. In addition, the aim of the course is to learn the necessary conjunctions for composition writing. In addition, the students will be able to write a four-part critical composition by learning the difference between ideas and factual real sentences and how to write the opposing opinion and sentences used to refute it. Thus, the students will be able to distinguish between the compare and contrast essay and discursive essay. Students will also be able to make presentations by using presentation techniques. In addition, this course aims to summarize the reading pieces of the students and to use the strategies of reading and to draw conclusions and meanings using their reading skills.
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION

Course code

HIST100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The aim of this course is to outline the development of civilizations in the course of history. It firstly focuses on the concepts such as “Civilization”, “Prehistoric”, and “Historic” and on the factors forcing the emergence of the first civilizations. As well as examining the prehistoric periods and their characteristics in the course of human life since the first appearance of human beings on earth, the course mainly focuses on the early civilizations, namely the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Aegean, Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Indian, Chinese and Roman Civilizations. Political, social, economical, cultural, intellectual, philosophical and scientific aspects in these entities are also examined in this course.
LEGAL SYSTEM AND STUDY-II

Course code

ILAW102

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Legal System and Study-II builds upon the introductory knowledge on legal systems and methods of legal study. The focus of the first part of the course is upon different techniques of drafting and interpreting statutes. In addition, the part focuses upon forms of legal reasoning initiating students to construction of legal arguments. It also provides an overview of the doctrine of judicial precedent and considers how the doctrine operates in practice. The second part of the course offers a thorough engagement with issues of legal writing. Students are taught correct forms of referencing and legal citations. The course also teaches techniques of applying research findings to written work, and methods of answering legal problem questions.
CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW-II

Course code

ILAW104

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

6
The Constitutional and Administrative Law-II module focuses on the administrative aspect of public law introducing students to legal aspects of state governance and administration. In this course, the relation among the executive and other organs of state power is scrutinized. Central focus of this scrutiny is upon judicial review of administrative exercise of power. The course extensively engages with detailed rules of this type of review teaching students its various grounds through a substantial engagement with the relevant case law. The course also considers alternative forms of inspection of executive power by examining parliamentary committees, the role of ombudsperson, and the function of tribunals and inquiries.
LEGAL DEBATE

Course code

ILAW106

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course introduces students to methods and general practice of legal debate. The first part of the course is oriented towards helping students develop presentation and argumentation skills. In this regard, the course focuses upon oral presentation proficiency, performance techniques for debates, and processes of quick reasoning. The second part of the course engages with controversial legal topics such as capital punishment, gun control, and euthanasia; and requires students to investigate, adopt, and defend different sides of an argument. The course, then, provides an opportunity for students to reflect upon theoretical concepts such as nature of law, obligation to obey legal rules, and the notion of justice.
MODERN TURKISH HISTORY

Course code

TARH100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
In this course, Ottoman state and society, factors causing the collapse of the state; Ottoman modernization; Tripoli and Balkan Wars, World War I, Mudros Armistice and Sevres Agreement; parties and associations, the national resistance movement led by Mustafa Kemal, the Havza and Amasya Circulars, the Congresses, the National Pact, the Turkish Grand National Assembly; the rebellions, the regular army and the War of Independence; the Mudanya Armistice, the Lausanne Peace Treaty; Revolution in the political field, secularization of the state and society, abolition of the sultanate, declaration of the republic, abolition of the caliphate; 1921 and 1924 constitutions, constitutional changes; Sheikh Said Rebellion; Multi-party experience, secularization and modernization in law, nationalization and secularization in education, Kemalizm and 6 principles, Turkish foreign policy(1923-1938) are covered.
Third Semester
CRIMINAL LAW I

Course code

ILAW201

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

5
This course will focus on introduction to criminal law; fundamental principles of criminal liability; offences against persons and general defences and participation in a crime.
CONTRACT LAW-I

Course code

ILAW203

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

6
Contract Law-I introduces students to basic concepts of contract law by focusing upon the formation and the scope of contractual agreements. Under the rules of formation, contractual elements of an agreement, an offer, an acceptance, and the established rules on consideration are studied. Within the context of the scope of a contract, third party rights are scrutinized focusing upon the function of the privity rule. The second part of the course engages with the content of contracts by defining contractual terms and examining its sources and classifications. This focus is concluded by taking into account exclusionary clauses and debating their functions within the context of constructing contracts.
EUROPEAN UNION LAW-I

Course code

ILAW205

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
European Union Law-I introduces students to basic legal concepts and the structure of the European Union. The course initially focuses upon a brief history of the Union outlining its early structure and later development into its current form. The course focuses upon the Treaties that shaped the EU's structure and established its legal framework. The course also focuses upon the institutional set-up of the Union describing the constitution and the function of the Commission, the Council, the Parliament, and the European Court of Justice. The course concludes with a scrutiny of the Union's legal relations with its member states examining the issue of supremacy of EU law and its perception within domestic legal orders.
WESTERN LEGAL THOUGHT-I

Course code

ILAW207

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Western Legal Thought-I presents a study of different epochs that shaped European legal thinking. The course traces the historical development of legal concepts by taking into account contributions of various scholars, ranging from philosophers, theologians, and jurists, to legal theory. The course begins with a particular focus on ancient Greek contributions to ideas of justice and systems of government. It then shifts onto the Roman era and its civil law tradition which comprises the foundation of continental legal systems today. Through a study of the early and the high middle ages, the course concludes by regarding the humanist and the secularist legacy of Renaissance and Reformation upon Western legal theory.
Area Elective

Course code

ILAWXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Area Elective
Fourth Semester
CRIMINAL LAW II

Course code

ILAW202

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

5
This course will follow Criminal Law I course and aim to have more in depth analysis of criminal law operation as well as its procedure such as;objects of procedure; criminal courts; prosecution; appeal procedure.
CONTRACT LAW-II

Course code

ILAW204

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

6
Contract Law-II focuses upon the circumstances that may threaten the legal validity of contracts. The course considers these factors under two broad titles. By examining vitiating factors, students are taught rules that relate to the invalidation of contracts through circumstances of misrepresentation, mistake, frustration, duress, undue influence, and unconscionable bargaining. The second title concerns the issue of breach of contract. The course provides a definition of breach and discusses its consequences. The course concludes with a study of relevant damages for breach of contracts primarily considering the notion of compensation, determination of various interests and the adequacy of provided remedies.
EUROPEAN UNION LAW-II

Course code

ILAW206

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
European Union Law-II offers an extensive engagement with established freedoms of the European Union. In this regard, the course initially considers the rule on Free Movement of Goods, studying the duties and charges that arise from relevant articles and scrutinizing the possibility of imposing restrictions upon the rule. The course, then, focuses upon the free movement capital taking into account relevant treaty provisions to establish the basic principle and determine the exceptions to this principle. The third focus is upon the free movement of workers which is sustained through a detailed study of Article 45 and its sub-provisions. The course, finally, concentrates on the freedom of establishment and provision of services.
WESTERN LEGAL THOUGHT-II

Course code

ILAW208

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Western Legal Thought-II presents a study of developments in European legal thought from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Beginning with the seventeenth century, the course traces the emergence of social contract theories and considers the advent of modern perceptions on international law. Moving onto the eighteenth century, the course focuses upon new constitutional themes such as the rule of law, and early forms of European civil codes. By the nineteenth century, the course’s focus shifts onto respective theoretical contributions of Hegel and Marx to legal theory taking, also, into account historical, sociological, and anthropological approaches to jurisprudence. The course concludes with an overview of twentieth century developments in international human rights mechanisms and critical legal movements.
Area Elective

Course code

ILAWXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Area Elective
Fifth Semester
TORT LAW-I

Course code

ILAW301

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

5
Tort Law-I introduces students to general principles of tort law and engages with its principal topic of negligence. This engagement focuses on the basic elements of negligence, the requisite duty of care, the issues of economic loss and omissions, and the questions of causation and remoteness. The course's focus remains upon specific areas of tort law that are related to negligence. This entails a study of diverse yet connected topics of defective premises with a focus upon separate liabilities for occupiers and landlords, defective products, employers' liabilities, and finally issues of medical negligence. The course concludes with tort law aspects of a breach of statutory duties.
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW-I

Course code

ILAW303

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Public International Law-I introduces students to basics tenets of public international law by providing a study of the nature of international legal system probing its relevance today and inspecting various structural theories. The course than shifts its focus upon sources of international law studying treaties, customary laws, general principles, judicial decisions, and writings of eminent scholars. A particular focus is later sustained upon the law of treaties in which the definition, formation, application, reservation, and interpretation of treaties are taught. The course, then, draws a comparison between international and domestic laws to highlight differences in legal processes, and explain their interaction.
COMMERCIAL LAW-I

Course code

ILAW305

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

6
Commercial Law-I introduces students to main elements of commercial law. Starting with a study of legal aspects of property, security, and guarantees, the course moves onto a sustained engagement with the central issues of agency and sale of goods. The course provides a detailed analysis of agency by considering relevant theories; probing types of authority and agent relationships; considering rights of agents; and investigating means of terminating an agency. The second part of the course engages with the issue of sale of goods in both the domestic and international legal contexts. This part is concerned with legal definition of ownership and of different types of goods, and formal aspects of international sale contracts.
LAND LAW-I

Course code

ILAW307

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Land Law-I introduces students to basic elements of land law by focusing upon multiple dimensions of land, the primary concepts of estates and tenure, and the idea of property. The course sustains this theoretical engagement with an elementary study of notions of possession and titles. The second part of the course presents a practical approach by focusing on legal rules that apply respectively to freehold and leasehold ownerships of land. The course covers relevant issues of freehold covenants; of rights and duties of landlords and tenants; and concludes with a study of entitlements which may be acquired over other people's lands such as easements and profits à prendre.
Area Elective

Course code

ILAWXX3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Area Elective
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE
Sixth Semester
TORT LAW-II

Course code

ILAW302

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

6
Tort Law-II introduces students to areas of tort law that fall outside of the broad scope of tort of negligence. These include torts based on land and miscellaneous torts. Under the first category, the course teaches rules of different types of trespass to land and of multiple forms of nuisance. The first category is concluded with the emergent rule in the case of Rylands v Fletcher. Under the second category, the course focuses on law regarding the liability for animals, trespass to person, defamation, and deceit. The course concludes with a study of general defenses for tort actions and relevant remedies.
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW-II

Course code

ILAW304

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Public International Law-II builds upon the introductory knowledge on international law by, initially, engaging with state-related issues. These issues diversely range from subjects of international law, the criteria of statehood and theories of recognition, to state responsibility and state succession. The course, then, focuses upon the structure and composition of international organizations probing their function within the particular contexts of international use of force, settlement of disputes by peaceful means and the application of humanitarian law. The course, finally, considers international aspects of criminal and environmental law, and provides a basic introduction to the complex law of the sea focusing, principally, upon legal debates on territorial seas and exclusive economic zones.
COMMERCIAL LAW-II

Course code

ILAW306

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

6
Commercial Law-II focuses upon consumer-related aspects of commerce by, first, teaching rules on consumer protection, and, then, engaging with consumer credit regulations. In this regard, the course adopts both a theoretical approach considering justifications for consumer protection and a practical perspective studying regulations of trade practice and information rights of consumers. The course, then, shifts its focus onto settlement of conflicts within the context of commercial dealings by examining processes of mediation, conciliation, and arbitration. The course, consequently, extends its take on conflicts to cover clashes of different laws within international circumstances scrutinizing the transnational nature of commercial contracts and the resultant disputes on questions of jurisdiction. The course concludes with a particular study of the topic of insurance.
LAND LAW-II

Course code

ILAW308

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Land Law-II presents a detailed engagement with several technical aspects of land law focusing upon security interests in land; issues of beneficial ownership; dealings with land; and issues of privacy, exclusion and access. The course begins with a study of mortgage rules and different charges upon land. It, then, proceeds to cover various forms of trusts related to co-ownership of land. Thirdly, issues of transfer of land, relating both to registered and unregistered estates, are taken into account. Finally, the course covers matters that relate to entry onto land studying rules on trespass, various forms of licenses that enable entry, and civic rights of access to land.
Area Elective

Course code

ILAWXX4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Area Elective
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE
Seventh Semester
COMPANY LAW-I

Course code

ILAW401

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

6
Company Law-I introduces students to basic concepts of company law. The course begins with an overview of the notion of limited liability, classification of registered companies, and discussion of company as a separate legal entity. This is followed by a study of incorporation process of a company and rules of its membership. The course, then, covers the concept of the corporate veil discussing the judicial aspect of liability within the context of a company. Focusing upon the Companies Act 2006, the course covers rules on corporate governance and discusses its underpinning theories. Finally, the course concludes with a focus upon the memorandum of association detailing formal requirements for registration of companies.
EQUITY AND TRUSTS-I

Course code

ILAW403

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

7
The first section of the course introduces major concepts of equity and studies their functions within the legal system. The course also presents a detailed account of the historical development of major equitable principles. This introduction is supported by a scrutiny of the courts of equity, the concept of equitable discretion of judges and relevant procedural maxims. The course also focuses upon the equitable jurisdiction and the manner in which this jurisdiction parallels common law of the United Kingdom. The second section of the course introduces basic concepts and brief structural frameworks of various trusts including charitable trusts, express trusts, resulting trusts, and constructive trusts. The course concludes with a study of equitable remedies.
JURISPRUDENCE-I

Course code

ILAW405

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Jurisprudence-I introduces students to different schools of legal thought laying foundations for a theoretical approach to issues related to law. The first part of the course engages with natural law and positivist legal theories offering a comparison between these contradicting traditions. The course, then, studies Kelsen's pure theory of law and introduces students to the works of American and Scandinavian legal realists. The course concludes with a focus upon critical approaches to legal theory analyzing the school of critical legal theory and the works of its contemporary proponents. The course supplements this focus by taking into account feminist, post-modern, and post-colonial ideas on law and its functions within the society.
LAW OF EVIDENCE-I

Course code

ILAW407

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Law of Evidence-I introduces students to rules of evidence as applied in criminal trials. Beginning with a study of preliminary definitions of numerous types of evidence, the course teaches rules on admissibility of evidence and discusses circumstances in which evidence may be obtained through illegal or unfair means. The course, then, engages with the issues of burden of proof in a criminal trial, investigating its variable standards. The second part of the course deals with the topic of witnesses distinguishing between rules that apply in criminal and civil cases. The course concludes with a study of examination of witnesses paying particular attention to its three stages of examination-in-chief, cross-examination, and re-examination.
Area Elective

Course code

ILAWXX5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Area Elective
Eighth Semester
COMPANY LAW-II

Course code

ILAW402

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

6
Company Law-II builds upon the introductory knowledge of legal incorporation of companies by offering a detailed study of their internal structure and external functions. In this regard, the course focuses upon the roles of company directors and managers detailing out legal duties and effects of any breach of these duties. The course, then, focuses upon the inner functioning of a company examining regulations for its meetings, resolutions, and allotments. The course also considers rules that govern capital maintenance and distribution, and laws that regulate payments and transfers of shares. The course concludes with an extensive engagement with the issue of corporate insolvency.
EQUITY AND TRUSTS-II

Course code

ILAW404

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

0

Ects

7
Equity and Trusts-II offers a detailed engagement with different types of trusts offering a structural and functional analysis of each type. The course begins with a study of three certainties test for the establishment of trusts and differentiates between express, discretionary and resulting trusts. After examining formalities for the creation of express trusts, the course offers an analysis of constructive trusts focusing particularly upon the family home context. The specific focus of the course also extends to the study of private purpose and charitable trusts examining the powers of trustees and the rights of beneficiaries. The course concludes with a review of the circumstances in which a breach of trust occurs, and range of remedies become available
JURISPRUDENCE-II

Course code

ILAW406

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Jurisprudence-II offers a conceptual study of particular notions that are related to or tend to affect the idea of law. This study begins with a critical analysis of the general question of normativity of law and, consequently, law's relation to the notion of morality. It follows this analysis with a theoretical inspection of the adequacy of law's response to the demand for justice. The course, then, investigates the role recognition plays in formation of identities and how this affects distribution and enjoyment of rights. The second part of the course presents a sociological approach probing law's links with concepts of class, race, gender, and creed. The course concludes with a study of circumstances of discrimination and oppression within the grounding of law and legal systems.
LAW OF EVIDENCE-II

Course code

ILAW408

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Law of Evidence-II sustains a detailed engagement with two principal concepts of hearsay, and character evidence. The first part of the course deals with rules of hearsay in both criminal and civil cases concluding this engagement with a study of admissibility of hearsay at common law. In the second part of the course, the attention is shifted to the topic of character evidence distinguishing, again, between rules that apply in criminal and civil cases. This attention is extended to cover the variation between the respective rules that apply to evidence of good and evidence of bad character in criminal cases. The course concludes with a study of confessions and proof of facts without evidence.
Area Elective

Course code

ILAWXX6

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Area Elective

Optional modules

LAW AND LITERATURE

Course code

ILAW107

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

EUROPEAN LEGAL HISTORY

Course code

ILAW108

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Course code

ILAW314

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Human Rights Law focuses upon structural and procedural aspects of international protection of human rights. The first part of the course introduces students to elementary concepts of human rights discussing theoretical justifications and historical background. The second part of the course engages with the European Convention on Human Rights studying the development of the Convention system and the substantive rights offered therein, with a particular focus on right to life, prohibition of torture, right to liberty, right to a fair trial, and freedom of thought and conscience. The course concludes with a study of the ways in which Convention rights are enforced in the United Kingdom under the operation of Human Rights Act 1998.
MEDIA LAW

Course code

ILAW211

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course offers a specialized focus on law that applies to media and entertainment industries. It begins with a study of four relevant areas of law: freedom of expression, confidentiality and piracy, defamation, and freedom of public information. The course, then, considers the regulation of print media and communications industry by probing contentious issues such as phone-hacking, online harmful content, and political broadcasting. The second part of the course offers a detailed engagement with intellectual property and entertainment law. In this part the focus is upon issues of copyright, trademark, and patents. The course concludes with an overview of performers' rights, license agreements and artistic freedom of expression.
SPORTS LAW

Course code

ILAW214

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Sports Law sustains a specific engagement with the organization and regulation of sports in both domestic and international levels. The first part of the course considers theoretical approaches to sports regulation tracing the development of sports law from its historic origins to its global outreach today. The course, then, focuses upon the structures and the roles of sports governing bodies. The second part of the course particularly engages with the application of European Union law to sports discussing the Bosman rule and sports broadcasting rights within the Union. The course concludes with a study of controversial issues of match fixing and corruption, and an overview of contracts of employment for sportspersons.
MEDICAL LAW

Course code

ILAW415

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course introduces students to basic elements of medical law beginning with a discussion on ethical theories related to the medical practice. The course then covers issues of confidentiality and problems of resource allocation. The course offers a detailed engagement with the central topic of medical negligence probing issues of standards of care, breaches of the duty of care, and possible remedies. The second part of the course considers matters related to consent in medical practice especially within the context of incompetent patients. The course concludes with a study of mental health law; rules on abortion and organ donation; and arguments legal regarding assisted suicide and euthanasia.
LAW AND ETHICS IN WAR AND WARFARE

Course code

ILAW312

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

LAW OF EVIDENCE

Course code

ILAW412

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

The law of evidence also known as the rules of evidence, encompasses the rules and legal principles that govern the proof of facts in a legal proceeding. These rules determine what evidence must or must not be considered by the trier of fact in reaching its decision. You are currently pursuing or are interested in working in areas of law, this course will provide you with the background information you will need to get started. The increasing demand for paralegals, legal secretaries, and law clerks to help attorneys gather and evaluate evidence offers many job opportunities. This course will equip you with basic skills to more effectively deal with the gathering, preparation and presentation of evidence in both civil and criminal cases.
CRIMINOLOGY

Course code

ILAW311

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Criminology offers a sociological study of various aspects of crime. The first part of the course engages with theoretical perspectives on the definition of crime ranging from biological positivism to feminist criminology. The course, then, presents a history of punishment and distinguishes between different types and trends of crime. The second part of the course focuses upon issues of criminal justice that include crime prevention and policing, criminal court process, sentencing and imprisonment, and youth crime. The course concludes with a study of critical issues in criminology focusing upon effects of race and gender within criminal justice processes, and an overview of criminal and forensic psychology.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Course code

ILAW418

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course introduces students to basic tenets of environmental law studying its historical progress and outlining challenges to its current development. After presenting an overview of environmental values, principles, and rights, the course focuses upon administration of environmental law. This focus brings into attention the international law aspect of environmental protection occasioning the study of international agreements and organisations. The second part of the course considers domestic aspects of environmental law by probing links between private law and environmental protection; discussing environmental effects of town and country planning; and examining environmental crime and modes of its enforcement. The course concludes with case studies of particular types of environmental hazards and pollutions including climate change, water pollution, and waste management.
EQUITY AND TRUSTS LAW

Course code

ILAW414

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

5
The first section of the course introduces major concepts of equity and studies their functions within the legal system. The course also presents a detailed account of the historical development of major equitable principles. This introduction is supported by a scrutiny of the courts of equity, the concept of equitable discretion of judges and relevant procedural maxims. The course also focuses upon the equitable jurisdiction and the manner in which this jurisdiction parallels common law of the United Kingdom. The second section of the course focuses on the structural framework of trusts with particular emphases in charitable trusts, express trusts, resulting trusts, and constructive trusts. The course concludes with a study of equitable remedies.
LAW OF DISCRIMINATION

Course code

ILAW320

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course offers the study of basic legal concepts of equality and non-discrimination in Europe. The range of concepts include formal and substantive equality, direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and positive action. The course, then, engages with different types of discrimination including age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, race, and national origins. The course compares fundamental texts from universal legal provisions by first looking at European Union jurisprudence and the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU. The course, then, looks at the European Convention on Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights focusing upon protection offered against discrimination. Finally, the course offers a comparative study of decisions produced in the ECJ and the ECtHR.
ARBITRATION LAW

Course code

ILAW411

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

BANKING LAW

Course code

ILAW309

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

GENDER, SEXUALUTY AND LAW

Course code

ILAW410

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

COMPARATIVE LAW

Course code

ILAW409

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW

Course code

ILAW216

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course engages with issues of tax law from an international perspective. The first part of the course focuses on sources of international tax law covering relevant topics of taxation transactions, double taxation, and international tax competition. The second part of the course introduces the problem of tax havens and considers probable solutions. Furthermore, the course engages with concepts of tax-free zones and offshore banking. Finally, the course studies the issue of tax evasion together with the concept of international harmonisation of tax law taking into account European Union's approach. In this regard, a case-study of the obligations in tax regulation matters within the context of accession to the EU are offered.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN FAMILY LAW

Course code

ILAW316

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course engages with important issues in the field of Family Law such as domestic violence, parents’ responsibilities and rights, and legal interventions for the protection of children. The course focuses upon the concept of domestic violence and its different patterns covering physical, psychological, and economic violence. In line with this, students will learn and be able to apply legal measures available for victims of domestic violence and their children. Concerning children in family law, students will learn terminology surrounding children and legal limits of childhood and they will be able to determine who is considered as a legal parent. Finally, legal protection measures will be taught including what functions the local governments can serve in order to protect children from violence and crime.
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE

Course code

ILAW421

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

5
This course focuses upon progressive practices specifically designed to provide support for the victims who were subjected to human rights violations, war crimes and inhumane misconducts of specific groups and states. The course studies methods of restoring and improving the well-being of these victims by upholding notions of accountability, human rights, and responsibility. The course also studies the emergence of the concept of transitional justice by considering the Nuremberg Trials that prosecuted the Nazi Officials of the Third Reich. The course, finally, analyses the relationship between transitional justice and notions of rule of law and democracy, and issues of trust between citizens and the state.
FAMILY LAW

Course code

ILAW212

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Family Law introduces students to basic legal concepts of family and family justice debating issues such as lack of legal aid for family litigations, human rights aspects of family disputes and availability of mediation. The course, also, teaches legal aspects of marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation, and covers disputes in relation to family property, divorce, and private disputes over children. The second part of the course focuses upon issues of domestic violence, and child protection. After studying parents' and children's rights, the course considers issues of adoption and children in care. The course concludes with a focus upon families and older people.
CRIMINAL LAW AND LITERATURE

Course code

ILAW253

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

0
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