Curiosities in Legal Education

We are approaching the end in the selection process. University candidates make one of their most important decisions on the way to the future. There are some innovations in the law faculty preferences, which are still attractive for candidates this year, such as the 'transition to profession exam and the success ranking of 125 thousand. Candidates have many questions such as 'is it difficult to study law, do we have to memorize all the laws, if I cannot be successful in the exam, can I not be a lawyer?' Yeditepe Law Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Sultan Üzeltürk and MEF University Faculty of Law Dean Prof. Dr. Havva Karagöz, Dr. Görkem İldaş replied in the program 'At the beginning of the road' prepared and presented.


the number has reached nearly 100 law schools in Turkey, it has brought the quality of debate in education, as a first step in the entry bar for success in law school was raised. After the success of 125 thousand, with the Judicial Reform Package, a 'transition to profession exam' was brought to lawyer candidates. According to experts, the exam should not make you think of candidates who will choose law, because the university that provides good education will have already prepared the student for the exam. MEF University Faculty of Law Dean Prof. Dr. According to Karagöz, it is necessary to choose good law faculties in order to be a good lawyer and to exist in the profession. Karagöz said, 'I will get the diploma, I will be a lawyer anymore,' said Karagöz, and the candidates who chose law faculty also said, 'Will I be competent and knowledgeable enough to take these exams as a result of the education I received here, will this school prepare me for the exam?' asked him to ask questions like. Yeditepe Law Faculty Dean Prof.Dr. According to Sultan Üzeltürk, this exam should have been done much earlier. 'This should have come much earlier. I see it positively. We haven't seen its implementation yet, but I think this will be a plus for young people who have received a particularly efficient, qualified legal education. "This exam is the opportunity to show your difference with legal education." According to Üzeltürk and Karagöz, the fact that the order of success has been reduced to 125 thousand will also increase the quality of legal education.


When the future of digitalization and artificial intelligence technology is being discussed, one of the questions that candidates are looking for answers is the future of legal education. Dr. According to Üzeltürk, as long as humanity exists, law will always exist. 'There is law wherever there is a human-human relationship. For example, we ask students what legal relations you have encountered while coming to faculty. You buy water to drink in the morning, make a purchase and sale contract, stand at the red light, act in accordance with the orders of the administration. When you hit someone, you are faced with a situation involving criminal law or you pay tax on the product you buy and become a taxpayer. In other words, law will always exist wherever there is a human relationship, as long as there are people. ' Underlining that digitalization creates new fields in law, Üzeltürk opened a separate bracket to IT law.


Speaking, "Now there is an internet of things, all devices are connected to the internet and your personal data is everywhere", Üzeltürk underlined the need to protect the individual as technology increases. 'The whole system should be about protecting the individual. Therefore, our goal is the happiness of the individual and if there is any conflict, it is to resolve in the most fair way. ' Speaking, Üzeltürk also talked about the IT law minor program. 'We have a minor program in IT law. They are doing specific studies at the intersection of technology and law, ”and Üzeltürk also gave information about the content of the program. Üzeltürk said, 'We start the informatics law course with technology first. Our Engineering Faculty Dean, who previously served as the President of TÜBİTAK, starts the course with technical data. Students first learn about them and seek answers to the question of how they can guarantee individuals' rights and freedoms in the face of technology. Prof. dr. According to Havva Karagöz, students can add value to themselves with a minor or double major. According to Karagöz, the flexibility of universities in this regard is also very important in terms of student development.


Saying that 'money should not be the priority of a student coming to the faculty of law', Karagöz also listed the features that students should have. 'The student should reflect on justice, judiciary and social problems. Law is a profession that should be done by those with high moral values. I say this in particular. Because we see some corrupt models of this both in our country and abroad. ' Karagöz also answered the questions of the candidates about distance education, which started with the coronavirus process.


'Online education is not only the materials to be sent over the internet, face to face training is done online, "he speaks according to Karagoz online education in Turkey was done wrong in many universities. Reminding the "flipped learning" method that has been applied at MEF University for four years, Karagöz said, "Distance education is not about shooting and sending videos. What we do is actually do campus education online. We achieved this in our own university, "he said.


Providing information about the second wave expectations in the coronavirus epidemic and the preparations for the new period, Yeditepe University Faculty of Law Dean Sultan Üzeltürk also explained how exams are carried out in both face-to-face and online education. 'Our lessons are interactive. Resources are free for our exams. In my exams as a constitutional lawyer for years, the legislation is free. For some exams, students come with suitcases. ' he spoke. - Hibya

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