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Doç. Dr. Emir KAYA
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emir KAYA

Author of the "Legal Mentality"

Head of the Department of Philosophy and Sociology of Law

Homo homini lupus est & Homo homini res sacra


He has achieved outstanding success in the university entrance exams and has been entitled to the abroad scholarship of the Ministry of National Education. He received his BA in Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Indiana-Bloomington and MA in Theology from Harvard University. He received his PhD degree in Law from the University of London, SOAS, with a dissertation which is on the interaction of religion state society norms. He worked at the Ministry of National Education as a legal advisor. He served as a rapporteur at the Constitutional Court. He is still a faculty member at Ankara University of Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of General Public Law.

Research Interests

Moving the point is that Turkey's culture is not compatible with its legal system; I seek a legal model which is open to the contribute with every aspect while is not imitating nowhere, take criterion social ideals and realities, that is original and that will bring peace. I argue that the technical law disciplines should also be re-established with loyalty to the principles to be developed in the general theory layer. With transparent and fair legal solutions that developed in Turkey, our country will provide a concrete contribution to the universal law debates.

Courses Taught


​​​​​​Human Rights

Methodologies Of Law And Legal Research

Legal Writing

Legal Discussions I&II

Sociology Of Law

Philosophy Of Law


Master's Degree 

Alternative Approaches To Law

Social Limits Of Law

Culture Of Law

Human Rights



Alternative Approaches To Law

Social Limits Of Law

Law And Practice