MEF University International Law Students Association (ILSA) was established in 2017 and currently has approximately 100 members. The club is the representative of ILSA, an international organization founded in Washington D.C. in 1962.
Through academic conferences, summits, publications, and competitions, MEF ILSA aims to provide students with academic skills and experience in international law as early as undergraduate level and to prepare them for professional life. Moreover, through global coordination between ILSA representative offices, it helps increase dialogue between and networking opportunities for law students in different parts of the world.
With its expanding network, MEF ILSA aims to be one of the leading ILSA representatives that facilitate communication between active members, alumni, and global ILSA students, improving the academic and social skills of its members.
MEF ILSA has carried out many activities that contributed to students’ academic and social skills in line with its founding objectives.
1. Lex Ferenda Law Journal
Founded in 2021, Lex Ferenda Law journal, completely student-initiated and independent from the MEF ILSA club, enables students to actively contribute to the process of academic publication. Activities such as editing, designing, interviewing, and conducting reviews are all carried out by students. Thanks to additional issues consisting solely of student articles, students gain direct experience in publishing their own works and thus expand their academic skills.
2. Interviews and Talks
Interviews and talks help develop the legal knowledge of the members by enabling them to directly interact with guest academics, and actively participate in dialogue with and ask questions to experts.
At the summits, students have the opportunity to hear different perspectives thanks to the participation of various academics and experts.
4. Office Visits
Visits to various law offices are organized for students who want to work as attorneys upon graduation so that they can closely witness the work environment and ask questions related to professional life to experienced lawyers.
5. Parliamentary Simulations
Within a hypothetical parliament consisting only of undergraduates, students are divided into six groups (socialists, liberals, republicans, center-right, greens, nationalists) and participate in the law-making process as if they were MPs. Parliamentary simulation activities enable students to express their own opinions freely and gain first-hand experience of the law-making process, which concerns many courses in the curriculum, especially Constitutional