TRIP TO ISTANBUL ÇAĞLAYAN COURTHOUSE
We organized a field trip to the Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse with our final year law students. Our visit was led by Prof. Süheyl Donay who teaches Criminal Law and Procedure. The students had the chance to observe the practical dimensions of criminal procedures to complement their theoretical knowledge and to spend time with experienced lawyers, judges and prosecutors. It was an exceptional opportunity for career planning in the final stages of their education.
FIELD TRIP TO THE FORENSIC SCIENCE INSTITUTION
We visited the Forensic Science Institution with our Law students. This field trip was organized as a part of Prof. Nevzat Alkan's Forensic Science course and it was a good experience especially for students who would like to pursue their careers as lawyers, prosecutors or judges after graduation. During our visit, we observed an autopsy under the supervision of Dr. Cüneyt Cenger. Cenger pointed out the current issues in the practice of post-mortem examination and autopsy procedures and provided valuable advice particularly to students planning to become prosecutors. This field trip helped students tailor their career path.
Kadir Has University Law School organized a field trip to Ankara in order to show its gratitude towards its students who participated in the organization of the International Symposium on the 90th Year of the Civil Code and the Code of Obligations.
On the first day of the trip, we visited the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, the War of Independence Museum -the first parliament building- and the Museum of the Republic - the second parliament building-. We started our second day with Anıtkabir (the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk) in the morning. Then we visited the Supreme Court and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, where students were informed of the operations of these institutions. We concluded the day with “The Abduction from the Seraglio” a performance by the Ankara State Opera and Ballet Company. On our last day, we visited the Constitutional Court and the Council of State. The students who participated had an exceptional opportunity to gain insight into the day-to-day operations of these institutions.
Academic Visit to the European Courts and Institutions
An academic visit to the European Courts and Institutions was organized by Kadir Has University Law School between April 17-23, 2016. Fourteen students were accompanied by two of our academic staff. The European Court of Justice, Luxembourg was the first station of our visit. The students attented a lecture by Dr. G. Vallindas and G. Gryllos on the functioning and the recent case-law of the Court and the career opportunities available. Strasbourg was our second destination. At the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) we attented a hearing of the Grand Chamber, Khamtokhu and Aksenchik v. Russia. Following the ECtHR, the students visited the Council of Europe (CoE) and attended a talk on the functioning of the CoE by Dr. Leyla Şahin Usta, a Permanent Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the CoE. They also attented a conference on the execution of judgments of the ECtHR. The last destination was the European Parliament, Brussels where we attented a lecture on the functioning of the European Union. Lastly, we visited the NATO headquarters and participated at a talk by Eric Povel on the functioning of NATO and NATO career opportunities.