We congratulate our Faculty of Law students who were awarded among thirty-six teams in the Fictional Litigation Competition “In Honor of Prof. Dr. Duygun Yarsuvat” held by the Istanbul Bar Association Student Union on May 21-22, 2022 within the Istanbul Bar Association Young Lawyers Center.
Batu Şahin Yazıcıoğlu
Samet Faruk Akkaş
2018-2019 Academic Year
Moot Court Cross Examination Competition The Moot Court Cross Examination Competition organized jointly by the Faculty of Law at Özyeğin University and the Faculty of Law at Bahçeşehir University concluded with a final competition on April 24, 2019.
In the final round to determine the winner of the competition, “Veritas”, the team of the Faculty of Law at Özyeğin University coordinated by Research Assistant Zehra Doğan Başer, competed against "Amicus Curiae”, the team of the Faculty of Law at Bahçeşehir University, and won the cross examination competition, earning the highest score.
The competition also honored the students that best performed their roles. Özyeğin University Faculty of Law students Muhammed Fatih Terece, Büşra Tanriöver, and İrem Tokal received the Best Chief Justice, Best Prosecutor, and Best Defender awards, respectively. Canberk Köylü, Hanzala Erikel and Ubeydullah Yozgat won the Best Defendant award, while İpek Aydemir and Yelten İrem Özkan were presented the “Best Victim” award. Finally, Yaşar Kaan Karagöl and Sarp Anıl Nar won the Best Clerk and Best Usher awards, respectively.
International Law School Mediation Tournament The 18th edition of the International Law School Mediation Tournament organized by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution, INADR, took place in Athens, Greece, from March 14 to 17, 2019. The Faculty of Law at Özyeğin University was represented at the tournament by Safiye Akbıyık, Mustafa Erdoğan, and Yaşar Kaan Karagöl led by their coach Ferhat Yıldırım, Instructor. Our student Yaşar Kaan Karagöl from the OzU Faculty of Law team received the 4th prize in mediation.
2017-2018 Academic Year
Moot Court Cross Examination Competition The Cross-Examination Challenge took place with 18 Law Faculty students from different cities in Turkey on December 4-15, 2017. The team Özyeğin coordinated by Research Assistant Zehra Başer Doğan received the highest score from the panel of judges and were selected as the winner of the competition. The Özyeğin team was made up of our Faculty of Law students Hüseyin Kaan Tüfekçi, Elif Pelin Tanverdi, Alperen Sert and Elif Ergüç. Alperen Sert from the Özyeğin team also received the highest score for the jury question.
“2018 INADR Istanbul Mediation Tournament” The Özyeğin University Faculty of Law students attended the “2018 INADR Istanbul Mediation Tournament” organized by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) from February 13 through February 16, 2018 where they advanced to the final round and ranked fourth in the Team Award category among 10 teams. In the “Best Mediator” contest under the individual category, our student Beste Turan was selected as the “Best Mediator”, and brought the first prize to our faculty. Again in the individual category, our student Mr. Kıvanç Turan advanced to the top ten out of 30 individual contestants and seized the eighth prize in the Best Mediator category.
Nuremberg Moot Court 2018 : International Criminal Law Moot Court Competition The “Nuremberg Moot Court 2018”, an international moot court competition on criminal law, was held in Nuremberg, Germany under the auspices of the "International Nuremberg Principles Academy“ and the “Criminal Law Research University of the FAU“. The Faculty of Law at Özyeğin University was the one and only team that attended the competition from Turkey. The Özyeğin team scored 11 points and tied with Creighton Law School from the US in the first trial (PRI), while our senior student Berkan ÖZER was given the best speaker award in the first trial. The second phase of the competition took place on July 27, 2018. Our senior student Beste Turan was chosen the second best speaker among all the teams from other universities in the second trial by the panel of judges.
2016-2017 Academic Year
Ali Kaan Kurbanzade Model United Nations of Bilkent University Delegate of Pakistan on the DISEC Committee Honorable Mention Award December 16-18, 2016 Y-MUN Conference at Yeditepe University
Kaan Temel SOCHUM Committee Honorary Mention Award (Delegate of Spain)
Alev Cevizci *WTO-DSB Committee Outstanding Award (Judge)
Yusuf Talha Dağci HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Committee Honorary Mention Award (Expert of Iraq)
Duru Koçak SOCHUM Committee Honorary Mention Award (Delegate of Syrian Arab Republic)
Serdar Aşik UN Security Council Honorary Mention Award (Delegate of Ukraine) Çağin Canbeyli SPECPOL Committee Honorary Mention Award (Delegate of Qatar)
Tuğçe Kaplaner, MUN Club Executive Board Member , was invited to the HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Committee as a rapporteur.
Defne Şahin, MUN Club President, was invited to the WTO-DSB (World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body) as the Chief Justice.
Doğa Schools “Model United Nations Conference” at Akra Barut Hotel, Antalya Berkan Özer, Executive Board Member at the MUN Club, was invited to the “United Nations Women’s Rights Committee” as a moderator.
Yusuf Talha Dağcı Our student Yusuf Talha Dağcı received the Outstanding Arbitrator Award from the Court of Arbitration for Sport Committee during the Themis Court Simulations organized at Kadir Has University from February 17 to 19, 2017.
2015-2016 Academic Year
February 7, 2016 / “Courts Of Justice” (Moot Court Competition at Ankara University) International Court of Justice Best Counsel Award
March 4, 2016 / “MunTR ‘16” (Model United Nations Turkey Conference) Best Delegate Award
April 17, 2016 / “Justinianus Moot Courts” (Moot Court Competition at Yeditepe University) International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Board Best Counsel Award
Melis Ulusel April 17, 2016 / “Justinianus Moot Courts” (Moot Court Competition at Yeditepe University) International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Best Counsel Award
Emirhan Haznedar February 29 - March 4, 2016 / GA-3: SOCHUM Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee) Onur Ödülü
Ozan Ali Kütükcü Cabinet of Magna Carta Honorable Mention Award
Emine Ergin Cabinet of Brazil Honorable Mention Award
Naz Sipahi Inter-American Court of Human Rights Outstanding Delegate Award
İrem Arısoy Cabinet of Magna Carta Best Delegate Award