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Regulation Concerning Undergraduate Education-Training Duration, Examinations and Assessment

Article 1- This regulation is referred as the Regulation of NEU, Faculty of Law concerning the principles of undergraduate education-training duration and of examination & assessment.

Article 2- Academic Year
Education and training programs of Faculty of Law of Near East University are regulated on the basis of an academic year process. An academic year consists of two semesters, including fall and spring terms.

Article 3- Mandatory (Compulsory) and Elective Courses
There are a total of 30 mandatory (compulsory) courses. The distribution of these courses according to academic years is as follows:

-First year students are required to take 6 mandatory courses.
-Second year students are required to take 7 mandatory courses.
-Third year students are required to take 9 mandatory courses.
-Fourth year students are required to take 8 mandatory courses.
-Mandatory courses include undergraduate programs that each student of Faculty of Law is required to take and get a passing grade in order to be graduated.

Students are required to choose electives out of an entire list offered by the Deanery of Faculty of Law during the registration period every year. Elective courses are consisted of two main groups; core electives within faculty and electives out of faculty core programs. Core electives within the faculty are deemed essential for graduation. Each student should take them at a definite number determined by the deanery and must be successful in the courses in order to graduate. Electives out of faculty core programs are not deemed to be essential for graduation. Students may wish to take these electives for personal enrichment in knowledge, manner and general culture. Students take these electives upon their own wishes.

Article 4- Prerequisite Courses
Civil Law course, taught in the first year is the pre-requisite for Law of Obligations (General Provisions) course taught in the second year. Constitutional Law course taught in the first year is the prerequisite for Administrative Law course taught in the second year. Administrative Law course taught in the second year is prerequisite for Administrative Procedural Law course taught in the third year. Law of Obligations (General Provisions) course taught in the second year is prerequisite for Law of Obligations (Special Provisions) taught in the second year. Criminal Law (General Provisions) course taught in the second year is prerequisite for Criminal Law (Special Provisions) course taught in the third year. Student is required to be successful in prerequisite course in order to take the subsequent course. Otherwise, he/she can’t take the next subsequent course. However, subsequent courses may be offered to the students who are at graduation stage, even if they were not successful in the prerequisite course(s).

Article 5 Course Load
A first year student can take 6 mandatory and at the most 2 elective courses. A second year student can take 7 mandatory and at the most 2 elective courses, provided that one of the mandatory courses of the first year has been completed successfully.
A student, who has achieved success in 7 mandatory courses in total covered during the first and second year, can get 9 mandatory and at the most two electives in the third year.
Nine (9) is the maximum number for the mandatory courses that a student, who is not in the graduation process, can take. (Student who is not in the graduation process can take maximum nine (9) mandatory courses.)

Article 6- Graduation Process
All courses required to be completed for graduation are offered to the student at graduation stage. A student is considered in graduation process when he/she completes three years of training and becomes successful from 17 mandatory courses out of 30 mandatory courses.

Article 7- Midterm and Final Examinations
At the Faculty of Law, one midterm exam and one final exam; a total of two exams are held in an academic year. The percentage weight for the mid-term exam is determined by the course lecturer in charge. This weight cannot be less than 10% or more than 30 %.

Article 8- Make up Exams
Students who fail in final exams are allowed to take make up exams for the courses that they have failed.

Article 9- Graduation Exam
After the final and make up exams, for the completion of the total load of mandatory courses, graduation exam is given to students in graduation process provided that the courses that required for the completion of the mandatory courses do not exceed three courses.

Article 10- Graduation Make-up Exam
For graduation, students are required to be successful in all of the mandatory and elective courses required for graduation. Any student who is at the graduation semester but fails to fulfill all requirements is eligible to take the graduation make-up examination. Students who fail to meet the graduation criteria due to low CGPA (less than 2.00), if required they are allowed to take the graduation make-up examination for courses, primarily for courses with DD or DC grades in order to obtain the required average for graduation. Students will be able to demand for graduation make-up exam provided that they pay the fee determined by the Rectorate. Students who meet these conditions and requirements are entitled to take graduation make-up exam for the courses of their choice.

Article 11- Special Cases For Regulations Related To Undergraduate Education-Training, Examination & Evaluation Principles of Near East University
For cases that there are no provisions in this regulation, regulations related with Undergraduate Education-Training, Examination & Evaluation principles of Near East University are applied as fundamental terms and provisions.

Article 12- Replacement of Regulation
The Board of Directors of NEU Faculty of Law is authorized and empowered to solicit and, if necessary, make changes on the provisions of this regulation by the favorable vote of two thirds (2/3) of the total number of members.
The proposals for amendment of Regulation can be made not only by the chairpersons of departments but can be made on an individual basis by the faculty members as well.
Provided that they are submitted at least fifteen days prior to the meeting of the Faculty Board of Directors, voting is not required to discuss proposals regarding amendment on regulations. Otherwise, voting is required for amendment proposals that do not match this condition. If the favorable votes are at least one more than the half number of members present on the board meeting, it is sufficient to discuss the proposal.

Article 13- Effect
This regulation comes into force starting from academic year 2005-2006.