Faculty of Law
One of the ancient professions that touch human lives, law shapes the legal perspective of Faculty of Law students through the basic rules and legal branches that we inherited from Roman law and the new or developing fields.
Providing a legal education by adopting the principle of ‘Learning not for school but for life,’ BİLGİ Faculty of Law completes this principle with the motto of ‘be curious’, a motto in which the meaning of human life is hidden. The new ideas that curiosity brings and the legal education that is shaped in accordance with these ideas enable the students to acquire the ability for critical thinking, for questioning, for a multidisciplinary perspective, for analytical thinking and interpreting. Our students have the chance to expand their horizons in different faculties of law by drawing on the rich opportunities presented by BİLGİ Faculty of Law within the scope of Erasmus exchange program. An educational program that has been designed with this vision should be definitely matched with practice for the individuals who will be future jurists and the pre-experience for legal practice should be supported with Legal Clinic trainings.
The Legal Clinic studies pioneered by BİLGİ Faculty of Law in Turkey provide the required support to students regarding this issue. By synthesizing the needs of civil society, private sector, and public sector with global developments and academic knowledge while addressing legal problems, BİLGİ Faculty of Law offers its students the chance to be involved in legislative drafting processes within the scope of relevant studies. The experience of being able to think and act like a legislator is among the unique experiences that BİLGİ Faculty of Law presents to its students.
Internet not only connects the global society but also creates common problems regarding each new development in the fields of information and technology, each of which require one to think in legal terms and resolve them accordingly. In this way, internet aligns the legal systems of different countries and their legislation. And this reality results in the fact that a jurist can practice his/her profession in any geography across the world. BİLGİ Law raises its students with the vision of being a jurist within different legal systems through its leading role in the fields of Information and Technology Law, Competition Law, Law of Intellectual Property .
This century that we used to call digital era just a few years ago is now characterized by artificial intelligence. It is of importance that jurists who are ready to tackle the changes that artificial intelligence will create in the legal sector, just like in every other sector, such as regarding scope and learning scale are raised. Especially considering that this change that accompanies artificial intelligence has directly affected our fundamental standards such as human rights, democracy, and rule of law, the education of jurists in the age of artificial intelligence has become crucial. In this regard, BİLGİ Law prepares its students for the future by providing them with current information with regard to technological developments, and discussions on political and legal arrangements pertaining to artificial intelligence.
In the face of how a legal education could be better, the expectations from this education, and the need to determine the roadmaps of the faculties that will provide this education through common sense and with plurality, as BİLGİ Faculty of Law, we are ‘curious’ about the opinions and thoughts of students, the institutions from public and private sectors, civil society, and other academic institutions while determining our own roadmap and we give primacy to these opinions and thoughts. By sharing these valuable ideas that guide us through this link, we would like to present the pluralist message of Dean of BİLGİ Faculty of Law to your attention apart from her statements above.