With a commitment to universal principles of law, human rights, and judicial independence, our Faculty of Law aims to provide the necessary infrastructure and educational services to nurture legal scholars and practitioners who uphold justice, equality, and adherence to ethical values. We strive for continuous progress and development, conducting research and producing works in almost every area of law. Embracing contemporary universal values, our faculty aims to be nationally and internationally effective, embodying the importance of science by teaching, studying, and promoting the realm of knowledge.


Our goal is to be among Turkey’s most distinguished law faculties, offering modern, science-based, rational, secular, student-centered, and participatory education at both undergraduate and graduate levels. We aim to be recognized as a center of excellence in legal education internationally. We are dedicated to cultivating a robust legal foundation in society, producing experts and qualified legal professionals. We also contribute to the development of Turkish law through comparative legal studies, enhancing its international recognition.


Istanbul Gedik University Faculty of Law adheres to the principles of “Regulations on Ethical Conduct Principles for Public Officials and Application Procedure and Principles.” In this context, the following ethical conduct principles are fundamental:

  • A sense of public service and commitment to serving the public and community.
  • Awareness of service standards.
  • Dedication to purpose and mission.
  • Honesty and impartiality.
  • Respectability and trustworthiness.
  • Politeness and respect.
  • Reporting to competent authorities.
  • Avoidance of conflicts of interest.
  • Non-utilization of position and authority for personal gain.
  • Prohibition of receiving gifts and benefits.
  • Appropriate use of public resources and assets.
  • Prevention of wastefulness.
  • Avoidance of binding statements and false declarations.
  • Dissemination of information, transparency, and inclusiveness.
  • Accountability of the Dean/Assistant Dean.
  • Declaration of assets.

Istanbul Gedik University Faculty of Law undertakes all necessary efforts to establish and develop an ethical culture. This includes conducting research, publications, surveys, public opinion polls, scientific meetings, and similar activities. The Faculty prepares, coordinates, implements, and collaborates with other institutions, organizations, and universities in these areas.

The Faculty of Law at Istanbul Gedik University incorporates the principles of “Turkish Judicial Ethics Declaration,” “Court of Cassation Ethical Principles,” and “Turkey Bar Association Professional Rules,” in line with the awareness of nurturing future legal professionals. The ethical behavior principles targeted to be embedded in the education of judges, prosecutors, and lawyers include:

  • Respect for human dignity and rights.
  • Protection of human rights and equal treatment for all.
  • Independence.
  • Impartiality.
  • Honesty and consistency.
  • Representing confidence in the judiciary.
  • Protecting confidentiality.
  • Behaving in a manner befitting the profession.
  • Competence.
  • Diligence in professional work.
  • Conducting professional work with public faith and devotion.
  • Expressing thoughts in a mature and objective manner in writing and speech.
  • Remaining outside hostilities resulting from disputes among parties.
  • Avoiding any behavior of self-interest for the lawyer, refraining from exploiting the characteristics of the profession in personal disputes.
  • Adhering to standards and mutual respect in judge-prosecutor-lawyer relationships.