Prof. Dr. Şeref ERTAŞ

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  • I was born on 1st July 1947 as the 7th child of a farmer’s family located in Ordu.
  • After finishing Primary School in Turnasuyu Village, I graduated from Namık Kemal School in 1965.
  • Within the same year, I enrolled in Istanbul University to study law and graduated from here in 1969.
  • I obtained a doctoral scholarship from the Ministry of Justice and from 1970 to 1976 I completed my PhD at Göttingen University in Germany.
  • After returning to Turkey, I completed a short-term military service then I worked as a judge justice adviser at the Ministry.
  • In 1978, I started working in the Faculty of Law (Department of Civil Law) at the newly founded Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir.
  • I attended professorship in 1982 and associate professor in 1988. In addition to the civil law courses I gave at the faculty, I became the Head of the Private Law Department, acted as a Deputy Dean, became the Director of the School of Justice and also served as the dean of the faculty from 2003 to 2006.
  • I joined the Faculty of Law at Near East University in 1997 as a founding member of this faculty and I have been working faculty member in the Civil Law Department for 20 years.
  • I retired from Dokuz Eylül University in 2008 and started to work at the newly established Yaşar University in İzmir.
  • Between the years of 2013 and 2015, I was the founding presidency of Lefke European University, Faculty of Law.
  • I was a member of the Council of the Civil Code and the Code of Obligations at the Ministry of Justice.
  • Between the years of 2003 and 2008, I was a member of the Board of Directors of the Press Ad agency.
  • I have a total number of 13 books and 50 published essays, 2 of which are in German. In addition to Civil Law, I have work published in Sports Law, Health Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Rights and States Private Law.
  • I am still part of the academic staff at Near East University, Faculty of Law and I am continuing my professional activities in legal consultancy in İzmir. My English is good, my German is very good.
  • I am married and have 2 children. I currently reside in Izmir. · Email addresses: and seref.ertas