Dr. Irem Aki

Irem Aki
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Ketzerbach 11
35032 Marburg
F|20 Institutsgebäude (Raum: 406 bzw. +4/0060)


Philipps-Universität Marburg Zentrum für Konfliktforschung (ZfK)
  • Key Information

    Irem Aki studied law at Ankara University, where she received her MA (2008) and PhD (2015) degrees in the Philosophy and Sociology of Law. She worked as a research assistant at Ankara University, Faculty of Law, Philosophy and Sociology of Law Department (2009-2017) and Cag University, Faculty of Law (2007-2009). She has taught courses on the Philosophy of Law, Law and Literature and seminars/legal clinics on Law and Gender at Ankara University Law School. Her research interests and scholarly publications are on the jurisprudence of Lon. L. Fuller, the rule of law, law and literature, feminist legal theory, transformative and transitive justice.

  • Selected Publications


    “Limitations of Transitive Justice and Transformative Solutions”, Gender and Peace Conference organized by SU Gender, İstanbul, 6-7 May 2017.

    “The Hart-Fuller Debate, the Reason They do not Agree”,  Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives to Law VIII, İstanbul, 2017. (in Turkish)

    (with Zeynep İspir), “Legal Clinics within the Framework of Human Rights at Ankara University Faculty of Law”, Street Law and Legal Literacy International Best Practices Conference, Durban, South Africa, 1-3 April, 2016.

    “Legal Validity within the Framework of Lon L. Fuller”, 27th IVR World Conference, Washington DC, USA, 27 July-1 August 2015.

    “The absence of the State and Women who have killed their husbands”, 5th International Conference on Women and Gender, Cyprus, 25-27 March 2015. (in Turkish)

    “Lon L. Fuller and Legal Positivism”, Philosophical and Legal Perspectives to Law VII, Istanbul, 4-7 November 2014.(in Turkish)

    “Law as a purposive activity versus reciprocity or not?", Reciprocity and the Normative Foundations of Legal Orders, Dutch Research School of Philosophy OZSW, Summer School, Barchem, The Netherlands, 25-29 August 2013.

    “Examination of Fuller’s Generality Principle and Its Relation to His ‘View of Man’”, 25th IVR World Conference, Working Group on General Theory of Law, General Theory of Norms, Frankfurt, 15-20 August 2011.

    “Once Upon a Time Prof. Joseph Raz read Murtaza”, Panel of Law and Literature Studies, Ankara, Turkey, 2011 (in Turkish).

    “First One of Eight Principles: The Generality,” Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives to Law V, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010 (in Turkish).

    “Reis Bey, a literary work as an example of an Investigation of Inductive Reasoning Method”, Judiciary: Rules, Institutions, Adjudications, Eskisehir, Turkey, 2009 (in Turkish).


    Teaching Philosophy and Ethics through a Law and Literature Course in Today’s Turkey, Law and Method, November 2018, pp. 1-13.

    The Hart-Fuller Debate, Why do they not agree?, Ankara Bar Review, 2018, Vol.73, No.3, pp.103-150. (In Turkish)

    “Murtaza as an example of lawlessness”, in Prof. Dr. Adnan Güriz’e Armağan, Editors: Saim Üye, Eylem Ümit Atılgan, E. İrem Akı, Zeynep İspir, Funda Kaya, Ankara Üniversitesi Basımevi, 2016, pp. 73-84. (In Turkish)

    “The Internal Morality of Law: a study in the context of Lon L. Fuller’s Views”, Review of Law Faculty of Ankara University, Vol. 64, No 1, 2015, pp. 1-35. (In Turkish)

    “The Constitutional Court and the Prohibition of Surnames Belonging to Foreign Races and Nations”, 121, Union of Turkish Bar Associations Review, 2015, pp. 403-420. (In Turkish)

    “Pathologies of Legal Reasoning or Legal Reasoning as a Pathology? Two Interpretations of The Stranger”, with Wojciech Zaluski, Archiv für Rechts-und Sozialphilosophie, Beihefte 131: “Human Rights, Language and Law” Proceedings of 24th IVR World Conference, edited by Thomas Bustamante and Oche Onazi, (Franz Steiner Verlag, 2012), pp. 93-99.

  • Fellowships

    Postgraduate Worker, January-February 2011, School of Law, Edinburg University, scholarship of Ankara University Faculty of Law.

    Visiting Fellow, January-December 2012, School of Law, Erasmus University, scholarship of Higher Education Foundation of Turkey.

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