HUK 553 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Legal Ethics and Responsibilities of Lawyers
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 553
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives It is aimed with this course to raise awareness and to advance the knowledge about legal ethics and legal responsibilities of advocates, prosecutors and judges.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be able to:
  • Examine how the justice may be provided in the legal practice
  • Explain the meaning and the importance of legal ethics to secure justice and legal responsibilities of judges, prosecutors and advocates of judiciary.
  • Report on domestic and international law regarding legal ethics and responsibilities of lawyers
  • Evaluate legal ethics for judges, prosecutor and advocates with in the context of basic judicial principles.
  • Examine case about legal ethics and responsibility.
  • Put forward proposals to change rules and practice in a positive way.
Course Content Legislation and case law about legal ethics and responsibilities of lawyers.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Concept of Legal Ethics and Justice as the aim of legal practice Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
2 The meaning and importance of legal ethics for judges, prosecutors and advocates as the actors of legal practice Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
3 International Legal Associations Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
4 International Regulations about Legal Ethics Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
5 Legal Ethics of Union of Turkish Bar Associations Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
6 Practice of legal ethics by Union of Turkish Bar Associations Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
7 MIDTERM Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
8 Rules of Havana Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
9 Legal Ethics Principles of Bangolar Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
10 Legal Ethics for Judges and Prosecutors in Turkey Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
11 Supreme Council of Judges and Public Prosecutors Decisions Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
12 Case law about legal responsibility of lawyers Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
13 Presentation of Term Project Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
14 Presentation of Term Project Reading related chapters of sources and finding out new sources about the subject
15 General Evaluation
16 General Evaluation

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Course Notes and Presentations
Suggested Readings/Materials İnceoğlu, S. (2012) Devlette Etikten Etik Devlete, Yargıda Etik. TÜSİAD Raporu.İstanbul. Özkan,İ.B.(2000) “Uluslararası Yargı ve Savcı Etiği”. www.umut.org.tr/UserFiles/File/.../12Ekim-II-1.i.o.pdf‎, 31.07.2013. Yiğit, U.(2009)”Anayasal İlkeler ve Etik Kuralları Çerçevesinde Savcının Soruşturma ve Davadan Reddi ile Çekilmesi”, Türkiye Barolar Birliği Dergisi S.85. Yücel M.T.(2008) Avukatlık Meslek Etiğine Kriminolojik bir Yaklaşım. Türkiye Barolar Birliği Dergisi, Sayı 75.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
20
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
5
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
43
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
20
Final Exam
1
30
    Total
225

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 To consolidate the ability of interpretation of events on the basis of legal principles by analytical thinking in the field of private law. X
2 The acquisition of knowledge on private law and its sub-disciplines. X
3 To generate new information putting together the knowledge of various disciplines with theoretical and applied ones that are gained from expert level of private law. X
4 To have the ability for utilizing theoretical and applied knowledge gaining from expert level of private law on the analysis of the problems. X
5
To be able to interpret with a critical point of view by making connection between legal concepts, institutions and methods.
X
6 To be able to convey the expert level of knowledge and equipment that will be possessed on private law and its sub-disciplines effectively verbally and in writing. X
7 To be able to solve legal disputes, particularly those brought before the judicial bodies. X
8 To be able to have effective communication skills. X
9 To pursue social, scientific and ethical values during the processing and evaluation of knowledge. X
10 To be able to conduct an independent study that requires specialty in the field of private law and about its sub-disciplines. X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest