Prof Dr. Havva Karagöz graduated from İstanbul University Faculty of Law in 1986. She worked a research assistant in İstanbul University Faculty of Law Department of Private Law between 1987 and 1996, where she focused on Roman Law.
In 1993, she received the prize “Comune di Roma” from La Sapienza University of Rome, which is awared to students who complete the “Perfezionamente” courses. Later in 1997, she returned to La Sapienza with a research grant from Italian Government to conduct research on the right of usufruct, engagement, and procuration in Roman law under the supervision of Prof. Luigi Capogrossi. Between 1997 and 2010, she worked as assistant professor and associate professor at İstanbul University, while also lecturing in Galatasaray University Faculty of Law.
She published three books entitled “Historical Development of Traditio and Constitutum Possessorium”, “Development of Usufruct in Roman Law and its Influence on Turkish Law” and “The Concept of Rule of Law (Regula Iuris)”. She published several peer reviewed articles on national and international law journals on civil law, Roman law of obligations, Roman legal history, concept of justice and equity, impacts of Stoic philosophy and jus naturale.
Joining Özyeğin University in 2010, she held several administrative duties including memberships at the University Senate, Faculty Board and Board of the Social Sciences Institute. She has continued to lecture in Galatasaray University, Özyeğin University, Beykent University and İstanbul Aydın University. Since 2014, she is the Dean of Mef University Faculty of Law. She was also a member of the Managing Committee of Société International Fernand De Visscher pour l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA) between 2014 and 2017. She is fluent in English and Italian.
Phone: +90 212 395 36 04
Ph.D.: İstanbul Üniversitesi, Özel Hukuk, 1996
LL.M.: İstanbul Üniversitesi, Özel Hukuk, 1990
LL.B.: İstanbul Üniversitesi, Hukuk, 1986